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Creators:
Harris, Nancy H.
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
1909-1958
bulk 1909-1928
Size:
258 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
308 lantern slides (black & white, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
1,446 Photographic prints ((contact prints) (5 vols.), black & white, 6 x 13 cm. or smaller )
46 Photographic prints (black & white, 48 x 58 cm. or smaller.)
556 negatives (photographic) (glass plate stereographic negatives , black & white, 6 x 13 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Judge Emile E.O. Gorlia during five journeys through the Belgian Congo and two vacation leaves, one in Belgium and one in the Canaries Islands, 1909-1928 and at the World Exposition in Brussels (1958). The collection dates from 1909-1958. His first mission was from January 1910 to January 1912; the second, from February 1915 to March 1917; the third, from December 1917 to April 1920; the fourth, from November 1920 to February 1923 and, the fifth, from March 1926 to December 1928. For his first four missions at Lusambo in the Kasai province, district of Sankuru, Emile Gorlia was acting as an alternate to the public officer at one of the seven tribunals of first instance. During his fifth and final mission, he was promoted as president of the Court at Albertville in the ditrict of Katanga. Judge E.O. Gorlia was a keen amateur photographer with the advantage of not only traveling extensively around the state but also with the privilege of being able to afford the time and money to produce a prolific number of images. His images illustrate with great detail the full experience of a government official in mission in the Belgian Congo, starting in Antwerp at the pier of this Belgian harbor and taking up his duties at Lusambo, an administrative town in the hearth of th Belgian congo. The majority of images are of the following Belgian Congo districts, Lower Congo, Kassai, Sankuru, and Katanga. They include the cities of Banana, Boma, Matadi, Leopoldville (now Kinshasa), Lusambo, Luebo, Dilolo, Albertville (now Kalemie) in the Belgian Congo, Brazzaville in the French Equatorial africa, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Tabora and Kigoma in tanganyika, Dakar in Senegal, Conakry in Guinea, Freetown in Sierra Leone, Port Said in Egypt and finally Casablanca in Morocco. There are also images of villages scenes and portraits of the Tetela, Songye, Luba, Kanioka, Lunda, Chokwe, Pende, Bangala and Kuba. Also included are images of the natural environment as the Congo river, the Kasai and Sankuru rivers, the banks of Lake Tanganyika and the savanna-woodland of the western part of the Katanga district as well as as the south part of the Sankuru region.

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Creators:
Bastin, Marie-Louise
Dates:
1956
Size:
632 copy prints (black and white, 8 x 10 inches)
1 Binder (Filing Cards)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1994-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Marie-Louise Bastin in the Lunda Morte Province of Angola in 1956.

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Creators:
O'Hear, Ann
Dates:
1980-2015
Size:
34 slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm)
2 Digital images
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Ann O'Hear of leatherworking and pottery technology in Ilorin, Nigeria, from 1980 to 2015.

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Dates:
1897-1903
Size:
22 Photographic prints ((dupe prints), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
170 negatives (photographic) ((dupe negs), black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
170 Photographic prints (black & white, 11 x 15 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1998-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of a photographic album, dating from 1897-1903, that includes images of Momabassa, and Frere Town in Kenya and the Ankole, Toro and Mengo regions of Uganda and some locations in between. African peoples depicted include the Waniki and Banma. Subjects include the French Roman Catholic mission station at Budu, Mengo Chu...

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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:
Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft in Basel
Switzerland. Basel Mission Archives
Dates:
1915
Size:
152 Photographic prints (dupe prints, black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
152 Photographic prints (+2 postcards , black & white, 15 x 20 cm or smaller.)
152 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black and white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-011
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by members of the Basel Mission and by professional photographers. The majority of photographs were taken in the Basel Mission Faktorei (B.M.F.) in Accra and in other Basel Mission stores in Dodowa, Akure, Nsawam and Kumasi. Photographs taken by the members of the Basel Mission are of missionary life, flora and fauna, daily activities and named missionaries and their spouses. The professional images were of better quality and larger in size than the personal photographs. Among them are several images of a railroad station in Accra and a fleet of trucks belonging to the Basel Mission. Most significant among these photographs are 30 images of Asante people and of carved Asante stools. Two images were taken by F.R.C. Lutterodt, a well-known Ghanaian photographer, who had maintained studios in German Cameroon and in Ghana.

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Creators:
Ashworth, Gavin
Dates:
1987
Size:
2040 slides (photographs) (+catalog (4 v.), color)
1 video recording ((12:25 min.) (VHS) , sound, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Gavin Ashworth during the summer of 1987 in several villages in Mali and Cote d'Ivoire. The images detail all phases of strip weaving, from the spinning of yarn to the assemblage of the individual strips into large pieces. The still photographs were used in the video which was entitled, Patterns of Life: West-African Strip Weaving Traditions, produced by Caribiner, Inc. for the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1987. Text accompanying videos for sale reads, "In many areas of West Africa, fabric is woven in long narrow strips. The strips are cut to length and then sewn together to make rectangular cloths with striking geometric patterns. These beautiful cloths are worn as wrappers, shawls, and robes. Originally a slide presentation for an exhibition, the Art of West African Strip-Woven Cloth explores the creative activities of the various artisans involved in textile production: spinners, dyers, weavers, and sewers."

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Creators:
White Fathers
White Fathers Mission
Dates:
circa 1903-1925
Size:
217 Photographic prints (black and white)
217 copy prints (black and white)
217 copy negatives (black and white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-010
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Pères Blancs (White Fathers) Society Photographic Album documents the group's missions and the Africans living near them in the East African kingdoms of Rwanda and Burundi (now the state of Rwanda-Burundi). Subjects include individual and group portraits of Africans, including members of the Tutsi royal family and the Tutsi elite, Christian families of Hutu origin, missionaries and Western visitors, and Twa people on an elephant hunt. There are also photos of landscapes, African villages and mission buildings, activities, including dancing and farming.

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Creators:
Christol, Frank
Dates:
1920s
Size:
215 Photographic prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
215 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
215 Photographic prints (silver gelatin (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1989-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by French Missionary Frank Christol during his stay in the Cameroon Grassfields, during the 1920s. The photographs document the peoples of the Cameroon Grassfields, particularly the Bamileke. Activities depicted include dancing and playing musical instruments. Objects include figures, masks, textiles and vessels. There are images of chiefs' palaces and architectural details such as carved doors and house posts. Portraits, often with people in groups with objects, document dress, hairstyles, jewelry and scarification. People portrayed include carvers with their work and chiefs in their palaces.

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Creators:
Robbins, Warren M.
Dates:
circa 1966
Size:
329 Photographic prints (1 box, 10 folders, black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection includes 329 black and white photographic prints, measuring 8 x 10 inches or smaller, that depict African art objects and were published in Warren M. Robbins' book, African Art in American Collections (New York, Washington, London: Praeger, 1966).

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