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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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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:
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:
[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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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:
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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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:
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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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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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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