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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
between 1978-1992
Size:
3145 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection primarily includes photographs of Limba peoples taken by anthropologist Simon Ottenberg during field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, and Guinea, from October 1978 through July 1980. The collection also includes photographs taken while conducting field research at an Afikpo village-group, in southeastern Nigeria, from January 30, 1988 to February 5, 1988 and in 1992.

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Dates:
2002
Size:
53 Digital images ((1 compact disk, 5 inch), 300 dpi)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2003-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs by Ryan Holden Singer, a photographer who visited Nambia in 2002.

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Dates:
1887-1986
Size:
2 Photographic prints (color)
6,859 Postcards (color, 10 x 15 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2001-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Picture postcards collected by Stephen Grant, Education Official, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), while serving in Africa.

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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:
Adedze, Agbenyega
Dates:
1989
Size:
375 Slides (photographs) (includes notes. (1 volume), color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1990-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Agbenyega Adedze in 1989 documenting textile marketing and production among the Ewe people in Togo and southeastern Ghana, as well as an Ewe festival in Togo. The trip was funded by the National Museum of African Art.

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Dates:
circa 1890
Size:
1 Prints (visual works) (albumen, black & white, 19 x 14 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Portrait photograph of a Zulu man, ca. 1890. Accompanying inscription reads, "A Zulu Ketchbla, J.E.M."

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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:
Macdonald, Claude, Major General
Dates:
circa 1895
Size:
135 Negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
135 Photographic prints (albumen, black & white, 14 x 21 cm.)
135 Photographic prints (copy prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-019
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic album formerly belonging to Major General Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Commissioner, Oil Rivers Protectorate, in West Africa, circa 1895. The album contains photographs of the consulate general in Old Calabar, Opobo and Bonny. Images, such as the arrival of Lady Macdonald in 1895 (returning from a home leave), interiors of British residences, and (named) group portraits of the British reflect colonial life and infrastructure. Native and British troops are depicted as well. Several images show the results of the British attacks on Brass and Nembe, in retaliation for King Nana's unwillingness to cooperate. Several images were taken of chiefs, among them a copy photograph of a 1882 image of King Nana of the Benin River, King Jaja of Opobo, King Koko of Brass, King Duke IX of Old Calabar, and King George Pebble of Bonny. Perhaps the most outstanding imagery is a series "On the way to Benin," which contains the photograph of an altar, a crucified woman, a forest path, and a contingent of British colonials. Several remarkable photographs depict Cross River masquerades with head crests, dances of Kru "Boys," and portray women of the Niger Delta. One photograph, showing the bronze sculpture of a Benin horseman placed on a rug in front of a wall (very likely taken in Nigeria), is of great interest for art historians. This particular figure left Benin before the city was ransacked and destroyed by the British Punitive Expedition in 1987, and, according to William B. Fagg, eminent historian of Nigerian art, came to the Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool, UK, as early as 1892 (note that Macdonald arrived in the Oil Rivers Protectorate in 1891).

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Dates:
1957-1973
bulk 1970-1973
Size:
358 Slides (photographs) (+22 postcards, color)
10 Photographic prints ((dupe prints), color, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken and postcards gathered by Philip M. Abrams during his travels through Liberia, Mali, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Burkina Faso, 1970-1973. Activities documented in the images include a Bundu sande women's society performance with Sowei (female guardian spirit) masks in Liberia; a Dogon dama (festival) masquerade staged for tourists in Sangha, Mali; a Grebo war dance in Krutown, Monrovia, Liberia; young Vai boys during initiation into the poro male secret society; and masked Vai dancers performing on Providence Island, Monrovia.

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Creators:
Smith, Sara Wendell
Dates:
1991
Size:
117 Color copy slides (1 volume)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Sara Wendell Smith in 1991 of textiles by Nigerian artists. The works include Adire fabric, which is made in a resist dyeing technique, quilts and appliqués. The artists include Nike Davies, Adeyemo Kasali Onireke, Ayanniyi Akeem, Florence, Lola Yemisi, Waheed O. Saka, Rotimi Togbe, Gbenga Emmanual Togbe, Bayo Gbelekale, Lamidi Fakeye and Suzanne Wenger. Also included among the slides are scenes from Oshogbo, Nigeria.

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