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Creators:
Chaveas, Lucille
Dates:
2003
Size:
17 items (photographic prints , color.)
23 negatives (35mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 17 color photographic prints and (23) 35mm negatives which were taken in Sierra Leone in 2003, which focus on textile manufacture, specifically needlepointed carpet slippers worn by the Krio women of Freetown.

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Dates:
1897
Size:
63 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
63 photographic prints (albumen (1 album), black & white, 18 x 26 cm. or smaller )
63 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-024
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by unknown photographers in Nigeria and found in an album signed on the front inside cover, "W.H. Himbury, Grosvenor Club, Piccadilly 10." Funeral pictures of important African chiefs are prominent within the album and include burial pictures of the family members of the deceased as well as of the belongings of the deceased. Images include views of Lagos and Abeokuta. African peoples include the Anang Ibibio, Kalabari and Efik. Images of individuals include British colonial officials and chiefs of the Niger Delta. Prominent among the British officials is Sir Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Governor of the Oil River Protectorate, which, after 1896, was known as the Niger River Protectorate.

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Creators:
Macdonald, Claude, Major General
Dates:
circa 1895
Size:
135 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
135 photographic prints (albumen, black & white, 14 x 21 cm.)
135 photographic prints (copy prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-019
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic album formerly belonging to Major General Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Commissioner, Oil Rivers Protectorate, in West Africa, circa 1895. The album contains photographs of the consulate general in Old Calabar, Opobo and Bonny. Images, such as the arrival of Lady Macdonald in 1895 (returning from a home leave), interiors of British residences, and (named) group portraits of the British reflect colonial life and infrastructure. Native and British troops are depicted as well. Several images show the results of the British attacks on Brass and Nembe, in retaliation for King Nana's unwillingness to cooperate. Several images were taken of chiefs, among them a copy photograph of a 1882 image of King Nana of the Benin River, King Jaja of Opobo, King Koko of Brass, King Duke IX of Old Calabar, and King George Pebble of Bonny. Perhaps the most outstanding imagery is a series "On the way to Benin," which contains the photograph of an altar, a crucified woman, a forest path, and a contingent of British colonials. Several remarkable photographs depict Cross River masquerades with head crests, dances of Kru "Boys," and portray women of the Niger Delta. One photograph, showing the bronze sculpture of a Benin horseman placed on a rug in front of a wall (very likely taken in Nigeria), is of great interest for art historians. This particular figure left Benin before the city was ransacked and destroyed by the British Punitive Expedition in 1987, and, according to William B. Fagg, eminent historian of Nigerian art, came to the Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool, UK, as early as 1892 (note that Macdonald arrived in the Oil Rivers Protectorate in 1891).

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Creators:
Kennéy, Michael, 1904-1982
Kennéy, Lona B. Mrs., 1896-1994
Dates:
1933-1939
Size:
89 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 12 x 9 cm. or smaller)
1 film reel (1 reel (89 interpositives), black & white, 70 mm.)
2 volumes
16 photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 32 x 25 cm. or smaller)
237 photographic prints ((contact prints), black & white, 8x10 in. or smaller)
8 postcards (black & white, 8 x 12 cm.)
237 photographic prints ((1 v.), black & white, 8x10 in. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken or collected by Dr. Michael Kennéy while serving as a colonial medical officer in the Belgian Congo from 1933-1939. Eight images are portrait photographs. They are numbers 103, 104, 105, 108, 110, 111, 112, 114

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Dates:
1924
Size:
2 negatives (photographic) ((dupe negs), black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
1 print (visual works) (black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
1 negative (photographic) (black & white, 8 x 11.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1994-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photograph by Major John Noble White of a mask worn by the Tetela people, Kasongo village, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1924. The mask pictured in the photograph was received by the National Museum of African Art in 1984 and is assigned the registration number 84-6-6.

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Dates:
1900s
Size:
278 postcards ((2 v.), black & white, 9 x 14 cm. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Postcards of Ethiopia.

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Dates:
between 1877-1895
Size:
169 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs., black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
169 photographic prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
169 photographic prints ((1 album), black & white, 14 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-017
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of West Africa, mostly from Lagos and coastal Nigeria, 1877-1895. There are high quality pictures of trading houses and residences in Lagos, often with the name of the owners given in the caption. One of the buildings depicted is the cathedral. Several exceptional images portray chiefs, such as the King of Opobo, and the wives of the King of Opobo, the Balogun of Epe, the Alake of Abeokuta, and the chief of New Calabar. Of greatest interest is a photograph entitled "Benin Gods" which shows figures from the Kingdom of Brass, taken in circa 1877/1878. There are also views of Cape Coast, Elmina, Accra, Wydah, Fernando Poo, Porto Novo, Grand Popo, and one from Liberia. The themes range from architecture to dances and weddings. Of particular interest are two depictions of fancy dress.

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Dates:
[between 1885-1910]
Size:
108 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs., black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
2 photographic prints (albumen (1 box), black & white, 16 x 21.5 cm.)
8 photographic prints (silver gelatin, black & white, 25 x 30 cm. or smaller )
38 photographic prints (albumen (1 v.), black & white, 14 x 20 cm. or smaller )
70 photographic prints (albumen (1 box), black & white, 14 x 22 cm. or smaller )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-018
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The majority of the photographs were taken in Cape Coast. Some the images were taken in Elmina. Several images depict chiefs, including a chief of Elmina, in their regalia and with their entourages. Other images depict Fante peoples in studio settings. Their attire and coiffures are of great relevance for art historical study. Also included in the album are images of the architecture of Cape Coast and Elmina.

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Creators:
MacCloskey, C.B. Captain
Dates:
1943
Size:
30 photographic prints ((1 v.), black & white, 5 x 7 in. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Captain C.B. MacCloskey while serving as a public relations officer with Colonel A.B. McMullen at the Air Transport Command in Accra, Ghana. Images document Africans in the Akan chiefdom of Akim near Accra, Ghana, in 1943. Activities shown include dancing and drum playing, as well as the funeral of the king of Akim and funerary dances. Also included is an image of an effigy of the deceased king. People depicted include Africans in Western dress and uniforms and U.S. soldiers.

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Dates:
1897
Size:
1 print (visual works) (albumen , black & white, 20 x 14 cm. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photograph of Ovonramwen, King of Benin (Oba), aboard a ship on his way into exile, 1897. Photographer unknown.

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