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Creators:
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
Dates:
1943 May 31
Size:
5 photographic prints (black and white , 8 x 10 inches.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This study collection contains five 8 x 10 inch black and white publicity photographs, dated May 31, 1943, of Liberian officials, U.S. State Department representatives, and Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. personnel, taken as they toured the company's war production plants in Ohio. Each photograph has complete typewritten documentation tipped to the back. Includes images of President Edwin Barclay and President-elect William V.S. Tubman of Liberia, Brig. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.

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Creators:
Alonge, Solomon Osagie, Chief, 1911-1994
Dates:
1926-1989
Size:
100 photographic prints (black and white, hand-colored.)
4 photographic albums
1,800 negatives (photographic) (120 mm.)
150 negatives (photographic) (glass plate)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2009-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of approximately 1,950 glass plate and large format film negatives,100 hand-tinted and black-and-white prints and four photographic albums containing prints of various sizes, taken by Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge, the royal photographer to the Oba of Benin, Akenzua II (1933-1978). These images span six decades (1926 - 1989) and represent a dynamic, continuous record of the Benin Royal Court in Nigeria. Alonge documented the pageantry, ritual and regalia of the Obas, their wives and retainers for over a half-century, including the coronation of the King and the Iyoba, or queen mother. The collection also documents historic visits to Benin by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (1956), Princess Alexandra (1960), foreign dignitaries, traditional rulers, political leaders and celebrities. The collection preserves an important historical record of Benin art and culture during the periods of British colonial rule and Nigerian independence in the 20th century. The rarity and historical value of the collection are enhanced by Alonge's privileged access to the Palace as a chief in the Iwebo Palace Society, a position which presents a unique insider's view of Benin royalty. The quality of the collection is testament to Alonge's technological skills in photography and his professionalism in keeping the collection ordered and well-preserved despite the heat, humidity and tropical climate of Nigeria.

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Dates:
circa 1890
Size:
7 photographic prints ((dupe prints), black & white, 8 x 10 inches)
7 photographic prints ((collotypes), black & white, 23 x 29 cm.)
1 box
7 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 4 x 5 inches)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-027
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of Afar people in Somalia or Northern Ethiopia, circa 1890.

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Creators:
Nooter, Robert (photographer )
Dates:
1985
Size:
147 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Robert and Nancy Nooter of Swahili doors of coastal Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar and pyramids at Meroe, Sudan, 1985.

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Creators:
Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden
Dates:
1936
Size:
261 photographic prints (color, 5 x 6 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-018
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Album containing prints collected from cigarette packets and assembled within. Prints are of scenes from German colonial possessions prior to the First World War.

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Creators:
Cleaver, Wellington H.
Dates:
circa 1944
Size:
306 photographic prints ((8 albums), black & white, 5.5 x 8 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-025
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Technical Sergeant Wellington H. Cleaver while on military tour in Western Africa, circa 1944.

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Dates:
1960-1987
Size:
29 photographic prints ((1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-023
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of Benin art objects in the Hirshhorn Museum that were intended to transfer to the National Museum of African Art. Also included in the collection of photographs are four installation shots. Two of these images, taken by O.E. Nelson of New York, NY, are of a Benin exhibition in the Carlebach Gallery in 1960. The remaining two installation shots were taken by Jahn & John Thomson of Los Angeles, California, of an exhibit at the African Art Center, Inc., in Los Angeles, CA.

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Dates:
circa 1900
Size:
1 box
25 photographic prints (black & white, 10.5 x 16.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1988-008
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs from an album which documents 19th century built environments in Africa and Brazil including buildings, cities, docks and ships. The African photographs document Cape Town, South Africa, the docks and the Parliament; Dakar, Senegal, including the harbor and street scenes; and Libreville, Gabon, including government buildings and ships in Rio de Janeiro. Images of Brazil show government buildings and ships in Rio de Janeiro.

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Dates:
circa 1890-circa 1920
Size:
56 postcards ((1 album), black & white, 8.5 x 13.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1989-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Postcard images of street scenes and buildings taken near the turn of the 19th Century in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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Creators:
Machado, Soura (photographer)
Andrade e Serrano, Freire d'
Dates:
circa 1888
Size:
36 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
36 photographic prints ((2 portfolio boxes), black & white, 16 x 22 cm.)
36 photographic prints ((1 volume), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1988-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Freire d'Andrade e Serrano and Soura Machado in Mozambique for Carta Agricolo-Silva Imp. (Agricultural Charter-Silver Importers), circa 1888. The photographs were collected by the trading company to document its activities and the conditions in Mozambique.

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