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Creators:
Brusseaux, Eugene
Dates:
between 1900-1905
Size:
35 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 6 x 7 cm.)
354 photographic prints (silver gelatin (1 box), black & white, 7 x 8 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1999-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The album was compiled by Eugene Brusseaux, a French colonial, very likely a merchant, who lived, worked and traveled in the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic (then Afrique Equatoriale Francaise), and in northern Cameroon (then German colony of Kamerun). The images may well have been taken by Brusseaux himself. Mr. de Strycker acquired the album, which previously belonged to Professor Verneau of the Musee de L'Homme, Paris, in a sale from Professor Verneau of the Musee de l'Homme, Paris. The album shows the classic arrangement of many similar colonial albums, depicting Brusseaux's voyage from France to Libreville in Gabon, and Matadi on the mouth of the Congo River. From there Brusseaux took the railroad to Leopoldville (Kinshasa) and traveled on the Brazzaville. He continued on the Congo River to Balobo and Kounda, then over land towards the Sangha River, through Bonga and Loboko to M'Bako on the Sangha River and to Ouesso, now on the border of the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. From Ouesso, he continued on to Nola, Carnot and Baboua. He then visited Kounde, and crossed into German territory, moving on the Ngaoundere. This is where the album ends. The photographs depict some of the Belgian and French colonial cities. There are excellent images of transportation in Matadi. Brazzaville is the topic of many good architectural photographs. A very interesting set shows the Catholic Mission of Brazzaville in 1901 and 1904 with a unique interior shot of the cathedral. Further inland, the photographs of colonial settlements focus on trading posts, such as Bonga, Kadei, Carnot and Baboma. Many photographs show Africans, indigenous architecture, and celebrations. They focus on the Pomo, the Pande, the Baya (Baja in German writing), and Hausa and Fulbe. Images from Baboma, Kounde and Ngaoundere show indigenous Fulbe architecture, including a series of the Lamido's palace at Ngaoundere, and Fulbe kings, retainers and women. One set depicts women with Fulbe style coiffures of extraordinary complexity (wigs).

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Creators:
Sousberghe, Léon de
Dates:
1955-1957
Size:
212 slides (photographs) (color)
1 map (black & white, 50 x 70 cm.)
1 map (color, 40 x 53 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1999-010
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken among the Pende peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the years 1955-1957. Publications used for identifying and describing the collection photographs include L'Art Pende (Bruxelles: Académie royale de Belgique, 1958) and Les danses rituelles Mungonge et Kelas des Bapende (Academie royale des sciences coloniales, 1956), both by Léon de Sousberghe; Inventing Masks: Agency and History in the Art of the Central Pende by Z.S. Strother (The University of Chicago Press, 1998); and, from Secrecy: African Art that Conceals and Reveals Mary H. Nooter, ed. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1993), Z.S. Strother's article, The Physical and Social Boundaries of Secrecy: Eastern Pende Constuctions of Secrecy, pp. 157-178.

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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:
[circa 1890-1900]
Size:
174 photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 15.5 x 23 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of Ovonramwen, the King of Benin, on his way into exile in 1897, and of other kings in the Niger Delta kingdoms. Portraits included are of Sir Claude Maxwell and Lady Macdonald and Roger Casement, Prince Achibong III of Old Calabar; New Calabar Chief and Wives; Lady Egba and Chief Pagby and Attendants; Ladies of Rank in Old Calabar; Eyo Honesty VIII; Chief Long John of Bonny after Death and chiefs of Opobo. Views of landscape included are of Calabar and Madeira.

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Dates:
1996
Size:
9 video recordings (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-008
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Film to tape transfer of 16mm color positive work print.

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Creators:
Derr, John Sebastien
Dates:
1906-1909
Size:
1 lantern slide (color, 8 x 10 cm.)
93 lantern slides (black & white, 8 x 10 cm.)
1 folder (calendar (1909) , illustrated, 15 x 24 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs or collected by Dr. John Sebastien Derr, a member of the Sudan United Mission in Cameroon from 1906-1909. As a missionary he was devoted to converting the people in Cameroon to Christianity and to dispelling Islam. The majority of the slides depict life in Adamawa, northern Cameroon. The images document Islamic and other populations in Cameroon. The individual and group portraits of men, women, and children primarily focus on the lives of the indigenous peoples, though a few pictures of Europeans are included. A Hausa leader is featured among the portraits. The Sudan United Mission calendar displaying snapshots of a different missionary with each month. Dr. Derr is featured in January of 1909. Also included in the calendar are a list of officers, five prayers, a list of societies in the Sudan without a missionary and events that relate to the Sudan United Mission. Images of musicians, cooks, hunters, and laborers give some sense of village and missionary life. Other scenes reveal Central African terrain. There are two or three views of mountains, sunrise or sunset, and regional vegetation. Many images capture architecture, among which are building styles ranging from thatched edifices to colonial buildings and to urban street scenes in colonial Egypt. Maritime activity is exhibited in the shots of various boats used by the African peoples. European seamen and passengers are depicted as well. Along with photographs of northern Cameroon, there are several images of life in colonial Egypt.

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Dates:
[circa 1950]
Size:
half tone (black & white, 8.5 x 6.5 cm. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-016
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Half tone prints on cards published as a collectable set. Images are of Africans in indigenous dress in South Africa occupied with domestic activities.

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Creators:
Rome, Harold
Dates:
1932
Size:
1 folder
silver gelatin (black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-022
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of heddel pulleys collected by Harold Rome, 1932.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Dates:
circa 1950s
Size:
14 photographs
Collection ID:
EEPA.1988-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs from the Segy Art Gallery, circa 1950s.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Dates:
1991
Size:
3 video recordings (sound, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-030
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Videorecordings received by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1991.

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