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Dates:
1886-1888
Size:
53 Photographic prints ((1 album), black & white, 12 x 17 cm.)
53 Negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
53 Photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 12 x 17 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs assembled by Major Leon Roget, 1858-1909, in 1886 and 1888 in Boma, Congo Free State. Major Roget had organized the first companies of Force publique and had become its first commander (1886-1888). Most of the images are described in captions written on separate sheets by Rene J. Cornet, author of "La Bataille du Rail." Some images show the building of the railroad of the lower Congo (Matadi-Kinshasa), Katanga, and relate to the Belgian occupation and geological exploration of the Southeastern province and Maniema of the Belgian Congo by his father, Jules Cornet, 1865-1929. The majority of the images show architecture and colonial life in Boma and Matadi. They include a balloon ascent in 1889, a group of African men and women, African troops and African women with scarification. The most remarkable photographs include a picture of a Kongo burial ground, a studio photograph of a "horizontale" in Sierre Leone and a portrait of Makoleka, a "feticheur," who was executed for murder.

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Dates:
1924
Size:
2 Negatives (photographic) ((dupe negs), black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
1 Prints (visual works) (black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
1 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 8 x 11.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1994-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photograph by Major John Noble White of a mask worn by the Tetela people, Kasongo village, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1924. The mask pictured in the photograph was received by the National Museum of African Art in 1984 and is assigned the registration number 84-6-6.

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Creators:
Stanley, Betty, Mrs
Roy, Christopher D.
Stanley, C. Maxwell, 1904-1984 (collector and philanthropist)
Dates:
1985
Size:
120 Slides (photographs) (1 volume , color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of art objects collected by Maxwell C., 1904-1984, and Betty Stanley. The Stanley's had begun to collect African art objects during a business trip to West Africa in the 1960s, and they gradually acquired nearly 600 pieces. The objects are found today in the University of Iowa Museum. Events documented include official government ceremonies with staged indigenous dances; rituals in villages such as young members of the female sande society returning from the initiation camp; and visits by foreign heads of state such as Queen Elizabeth II and Josip Broz Tito of Yoguslavia. Art works include figures, masks, musical instruments, sculptures and staffs.

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Creators:
Goblet-Vanormelingen, Veronique
Dates:
1986
Size:
1 Volume
166 Slides (photographs) (color)
215 Photographic prints (color, 3.5 x 5 in.)
9 Photographic prints (color, 10 x 8in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Veronique Goblet-Vernormelingen during her stay among the Luba people of Zaire in and around Kaniama in 1986.

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Dates:
1961
Size:
12 Negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
115 Postcards (1 volume)
12 Photographic prints ((1 album), black & white, 13 x 18 cm. or smaller.)
12 Photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic album purchased by Blake Robinson in 1961 from the Charlejean Studio in Brazzaville, Congo. These images are of great interest as the images were most likely taken by an African photographer. Images include three of rivers scenes, two of funeral ceremonies, one each of a President and a press conference, three of modern house interiors and one aerial of Monumama. 42 postcards are from the city and surrounding countryside of Mogadishu, Somalia and depict architecture and wildlife. Evidence of Italian and Islamic influences appear in the urban scenes of Mogadishu's schools, banks, burial grounds, places of worship and legislative building. People pictured in the background are seen in mostly European clothing. A few scenes of the countryside include Somali herders in their traditional garments. Postcards of wildlife illustrate elephants, wart hogs, lions, buffalo, antelope and a leopard. 73 postcards depict scenes of urban and rural living in Chad, Nigeria, Liberia, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo and Morocco. Images include market places, aerial views of Goree and Liberian basket weavers.

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Creators:
Geary, Christraud M.
Dates:
1977
Size:
752 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2001-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Color slides taken by Dr. Christraud M. Geary of art objects in the Bamum Palace Museum in Foubam, Cameroon, in 1977.

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Dates:
circa 1935
Size:
48 Postcards (Album, color.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This album contains postcards of religious sites and cultural/natural landscapes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The postcards provide historical views of the city and names of churches and official buildings. The album binding was handmade by an Italian military official during the Ethiopian campaign in 1935-1936 and has a beautifully painted cover with the title Addis Abeba in Italian and Amharic, as well as an Italian coat of arms and official seal.

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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:
Mack, Beverly B. (Beverly Blow), 1952-
Dates:
2002, 2005
Size:
664 Digital images (JPEG.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2006-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains 664 digital images (JPEG files) depicting the built environment, landscape and people of Morocco, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and South Africa. A large number of images depict people in and around the Gidan Rumfa palace in Kano, Nigeria, including spectators of and participants in a ceremonial procession celebrating Eid ul-Fitr (the end of Ramadan); servants, concubines, praise singers and musicians in and near the palace harem; members of the royal household and the royal guards; and Alhaji Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano. Other images depict architectural features of the palace. Images from Morocco, Ghana, Niger and South Africa include various scenes of daily life, architecture, markets, cemeteries and landscapes.

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Creators:
Miller, Judith von D.
Dates:
undated
Size:
14 Photographic prints (color)
141 Photographic prints (black and white)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs in this study collection are related to the publication of Judith Miller's book Art in East Africa: a Guide to Contemporary Art.

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