Query: *
Vintage photographs collected by NMAfA staff
Dates:
between 1880-1930
Size:
18 Photographic prints (1 volume, black and white, 15 x 21 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Vintage photographs, including albumen and silver gelatin photographic prints, collected by the staff of the National Museum of African Art from its inception in 1979.

Eliot Elisofon vintage photographs
Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
between 1942-1972
Size:
silver gelatin (black & white, 16 x 20 in. or smaller. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Eliot Elisofon.

Anni Siranne-Coplan photographs
Creators:
Siranne-Coplan, Anni
Dates:
1975-1976
Size:
474 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 35 mm.)
15 Contact sheets (+ notes (1 v.))
Collection ID:
EEPA.1975-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Anni Siranne-Coplan in 1975 and 1976 of daily life in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo. Images depict architecture, open air markets and street scenes in cities, coastal towns and rural villages.

Klara Farkas photographs
Creators:
Farkas, Klara
Dates:
1971
Size:
8 Slides (photographs) (1 volume, color, mounted, 35 mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1971-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Klara Farkas in Ethiopia in 1971.

David and Mary Kay Davies photographs
Creators:
Davies, David
Dates:
1966-1973
Size:
128 Slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1972-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by David Davies during his residence in Nigeria from January of 1966 to December of 1967 and in Nairobi, Kenya, from June of 1968 to June of 1973.

George Rohrmann Collection
Creators:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)
Dates:
1970-1975
Size:
129 Color slides (35mm)
626 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2018-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection depicts the everyday life and architecture of Basotho, Hausa, Makonde, Matabele, Pedi, Swazi, and Xhosa peoples in Nigeria, Southern Africa, and Tanzania.

Digital Content Available

Historic Postcard Collection/ Imperial Institute
Dates:
circa 1920
Size:
6 Postcards
1 Map
1 Pamphlet (descriptive leaflet)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Digital Content Available

Joseph Nevadomsky Collection
Creators:
Nevadomsky, Joseph, ( -2020)
Dates:
1978-1990
1997
1978-1990
1997
Size:
196 Slides (35 mm, B/W )
9,243 Slides (35 mm, color)
5 Notebooks
6 Prints (B/W)
8 Prints (Color)
26 Transparencies (B/W)
11 Negatives (35 mm, B/W)
54 Color negatives (35 mm, color)
185 Color transparencies (120 mm, color)
196 Slides (35 mm, B/W )
9,243 Slides (35 mm, color)
5 Notebooks
6 Prints (B/W)
8 Prints (Color)
26 Transparencies (B/W)
11 Negatives (35 mm, B/W)
54 Color negatives (35 mm, color)
185 Color transparencies (120 mm, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2012-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
Thomas Ofcansky collection
Creators:
Ofcansky, Thomas P., 1947-
Dates:
1678-circa 2005
Size:
1 Booklet (sheet music)
30 Engravings
6 Photographic prints
6 Posters
1 Drawing
2 Documents
12 Maps
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection dates from 1678 to circa 2005 and consists of 58 maps, engravings, posters, original documents and photographs related to East, Central and South Africa. There is a special focus on Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Tanzania and the Sudan, and the collection's subjects include East African geography, history, political affairs and African leaders, as well as European (German, Italian, British) and American colonization, exploration and warfare in Africa.

Digital Content Available

Robbins Center Collection
Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
circa 1969-1990
Size:
1 Watercolor (framed)
3 Prints (black and white, 1 framed, 2 matted)
1 Portfolio
28 Posters
7 Documents ((brochures))
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Robbins Center Collection includes posters advertizing the Museum of African Art (now the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution) and its exhibits, exhibit brochures, a watercolor painting and photographs by Eliot Elisofon, and museum signage.

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