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Dates:
1980s
Size:
14 Photographic prints (color, 15 x 10 in. or smaller.)
1 Photographic print (black & white, 9 x 5.5 cm.)
1 Volume
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-023
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Portrait photographs taken in a photographic studio in Asmara, Ethiopia, during the 1980s.

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Dates:
between 1958-1972
Size:
178 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2003-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Allan L. Pitcher, a Foreign Service officer working and traveling in Nigeria, Cameroon, Liberia, Ghana and Upper Volta. Images include individual and group portraits of men, women and children, leaders and village elders. There are numerous images of markets to include close-ups of market stalls and street views. Also included are images of rites, ceremonies and various dance performances in Liberia, among the boys about to enter the initiation camp, women of Sande society and dances performed in conjunction with government ceremonies. Another focus of the photography are industry and economic activities. Slides show rubber production in Firestone Rubber plantation (Liberia), mining and dam construction. Among the most important images are architectural shots, which include African residences as well as official buildings. Pitcher also photographed the Esso station with the screens by Adebisi Akanji and a shrine in Oshogbo.

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Creators:
Sthreshley, Katherine McKee
Dates:
1999
Size:
84 Slides (photographs) (color)
87 Photographic prints (color, 4 x 6 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic prints and slides taken by Katherine Sthreshley during a research trip to Cote d'Ivoire, 1999, with a program through Drew University's West Africa program, led by Jerry Vogel and Kate Erza.

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Dates:
1894
Size:
2 Magazines (periodicals) (illustrated, 26 x 33.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Two illustrated magazines collected by Ernest Godefroid entitled, "Le Congo Illustré: voyages et Travaux dse Belges Dans l'État Indépendant du Congo," volumes 12 (17 June 1894) and 16 (12 August 1894), both 12 pages including covers, front and back. The magazines include portrait drawings and photographic images of individuals.

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Dates:
between 1905-1938
Size:
15 Postcards (black & white, 9 x 14 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2003-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Postcards collected by Leo Frobenius (1873-1938), who was an eminent German ethnographer, scholar and writer. He founded the Frobenius-Institut in Frankfurt, which exists to this day. It is likely that he collected them during his 1926 expedition to explore rock painting in the Nubian desert, which took him to Upper Egypt and to the Sudan. Another possibility is that he collected the cards on one of his later expeditions to North Africa or even purchased them in Europe. Eleven postcards belong to a series published by G.N. Morhig, the English Pharmacy in Khartoum, a town Frobenius must have visited during his 1926 expedition. They depict peoples in the Sudan (Nubians, Arab, Shilluk, Tonga, Bari and Jur) and their various dress and adornment. Two photographic postcards by M. Venieris depict a dance, and, Ab del gadir-Wad Halomia, "the rebel of April 1908," clearly is republished from an earlier image. The remaining postcards are part of the typical Orientalist depictions of women and children. J. Geiser of Aligiers is one of the publishers.

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Dates:
1934
Size:
22 Photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 15.5 x 24.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Twenty-two of thirty photographs published in the picture book entitled, L'Afrique Occidentale Française, by Librairie de l'enseignement, Paris, 1934. The book was the twenty-first book in a series of thirty-six picture books. The images are numbered 601 through 530. Missing image numbers are 604, 606, 607, 608, 609, 612, 613 and 625.

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Dates:
[circa 1904-1919]
Size:
101 Photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 18 x 30 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Linen covered family album compiled by German merchant Paul Schaff. The album contains 24 pages and 101 photographic images ranging from small silver gelatin to large toned albumen. There are also several postcards and a pencil-drawing showing the owner on the last page. There is a caption under a postcard of a street in Dar es Salaam stating "Daressalam, my old domicile." Other photographs depict Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Bukoba, and Kifumbiro. The photographs reflect various subjects, including landscapes (Lake Victoria), a German military post, towns, adornments, and peoples, including the Luo, and Maasai. There are a few, large albumen prints which seem to depict German South-West Africa --judging by the dress of women in two images. These photographs might have been presents. Perhaps the owner of the album took a trip to that colony. Inscribed on the album cover are the words, "Zur Erinnerung an Deutsch-Ost-Afrika" [In memory of German East Africa] and a Maasai shield drawn in china ink and colors in the lower corner of the cover. On one of the last pages, there is the halftone color print of a bugle playing Askari, captioned "Deutsche vergesst nicht Eure Kolonien" [Germans do not forget your colonies]. The pencil portrait of the owner on the last page concludes the story line.

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Dates:
between 1900-1930
Size:
255 Postcards ((silver gelatin prints), black & white , 9 x 14 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Postcards collected by Dr. Raymond Corbey whose published works discuss most of the postcards in this collection. One part of the collection consists of postcards which Corbey acquired. The second part of the collection was compiled by a French colonial, known only as "Nic." Dr. Corbey organized the postcards according to theme and publisher. Themes include Northern Africa World Fairs and Religious Societies. Publishers include J. Geiser (Algiers), Lehnert and Landrock (Tunis), Gautron (Dakar), Fortier (Dakar), and Nels and Ernest Thill (Brussels). Among the more prominent postcard images is one of a minkisi by R. Visser (ca. 1890), depictions of installations and fairs at Tervuren (1900) colon sculptures in Savalou (Benin), circa 1920, an early depiction of a "Ricksha" boy, a Luba mask dancer, and a village chief in Dahomey.

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Creators:
Barbour, Jane
Dates:
between 1965-1969
Size:
103 Slides (photographs) (color)
1 Boxe
36 Photographic prints (color, 15 x 10 cm. or smaller)
photographic negatives (color, 35 mm.)
120 Photographic prints (black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Contact prints (black & white, 6 x 5 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1998-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Jane Barbour in 1965 at Ibadan and in 1969 at Obeokuta, Nigeria, during her research of textiles. The majority of the photographic images are of textiles, either being made, worn or displayed.

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Dates:
[between 1970-1980]
Size:
60 Transparencies (color, 5.5 x 5.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Images taken by a grocer, Morris G. Reese, who traveled extensively in Africa during the 1970s.

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