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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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Creators:
Schneider, Wilhelm, 1902-1990
Dates:
between 1937-1940
Size:
84 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 box), black & white, 18 x 13 cm. or smaller)
158 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
158 photographic prints (silver gelatin (2 v.), black & white, 18 x 13 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-011
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Wilhelm Schneider (1902-1990) to document his experiences as a missionary for the Swiss Basel Mission in Cameroon, 1937-1940. The photographs document the culture of the Weh people and their neighbors in the Cameroon Grassfields during the 1930s. Activities include a funeral ceremony, hair braiding, house building, bridge crossing, food preparation, drum playing, knife sharpening, cotton spinning, field work, market selling and preaching. Architecture depicted includes chiefs' palaces, compounds, a mission school house, shrines and villages. Portraits include chiefs, kings, members of the secret society, kweifo, with their adornments, and other people showing dress, masks, ornaments and scarification.

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Creators:
Pfeffer, Gulla, 1887-1967
Dates:
circa 1927
Size:
1,561 photographic prints ((9 v.), black & white, 17.5 x 24 cm. or smaller)
100 negatives (photographic) (lantern slides, black & white)
443 negatives (photographic) (black & white)
photographic negatives (black & white, 35 mm.)
12 boxes (notebooks)
977 photographic prints ((dupe prints) (4 v.), black & white, 175 x 24 cm.)
546 photographic prints ((contact prints) (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 11 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document Gulla Kell Pfeffer's trip, ca. 1927, from Victoria (Cameroon) to Kano (Nigeria). She had spent time with the Zumperi, continued on through Takum and Wukari following the old trade road connecting the Grassfields with this region. From there she traveled to Pankshin, Jos, Zaria, before reaching Kano. The pictures have been captioned by Kell Pfeffer.

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Dates:
circa 1900
Size:
20 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
20 photographic prints ((1f box), black & white, 19 x 14 cm. or smaller)
20 photographic prints (black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of Zulu men, women and children, taken by various photographers, often in poses arranged by the photographer. There are also images of settlements.

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Creators:
Mittlebrook, J.E.
Dates:
1898
Size:
50 photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 13.5 x 20 cm. or smaller)
50 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
50 photographic prints (black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Fifty photographs taken by J.E. Mittlebrook and published by D'Urban and Kimberley in 1898 in an album entitled, South African Souvenir.

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Dates:
circa 1981
Size:
3 photographic prints ((1 v.), color, 15.5 x 10.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1990-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of Nomoli and Kissi Stones, circa 1981.

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Creators:
Ruch Family
Dates:
between 1922-1925
Size:
326 photographic prints (dupe prints, 8 x 10 in. )
211 photographic prints ((1 vol.) + papers., black & white, 8 x 13 cm. or smaller.)
115 lantern slides (hand colored, 6 x 9 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken and lantern slides collected by Andrew and Martha Ruch to document their experiences as missionaries in Africa during the 1920s. The photographs document Andrew and Martha Ruch's missionary work and their activities among the Kikuyu people. Places shown include Cairo, Egypt; the Mediterranean Sea; a beach in Mombasa, Kenya; Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Port Said, Egypt and the Suez Canal. Activities depicted include building houses, carrying loads such as grass (for thatching), luggage, water and wood; cooking; drying skins; grinding millet; pounding sugar cane and selling items from boats to ship passagers. Ceremonies included are baptisms and church ceremonies. Portraits of people include Christian converts; chiefs, children; families; Muhia, Ruchs' assistant; the Ruches; and warriors. Many of the portraits document African clothing, ornaments, scarification and weapons. Architectural images include building materials, grain bins, houses (including Ruch's home), mosques, museums in Cairo, pyramids, railroads, temples in Egypt and villages. Boats, motorcycles and ships are also pictured. Nature scenes of landscapes and animals vary greatly and include mountains, trails, rivers, vegetation, waterfalls as well as birds, camels, cattle, donkeys, lizards and a lion.

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