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Creators:
Bowen, Emanuel, d. 1767
Boyadjian, Torkom, 1920-1987
Dates:
1794
1964 - 1971
Size:
3 Photographic prints (8 x 10 inches.)
1 Map (framed , 25.5 x 21.5 inches.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2004-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains one framed map of Abyssinia circa 1784, measuring 25.5 x 21.5 inches, by cartographer and engraver Emanuel Bowen, and three 8 x 10 inch photographs depicting Ethiopian artist Afewerk Tekle (1971), Patriarch 'Abuna Tewoflos (1964) and Emperor Haile Selassie I (1967) respectively. Each photograph bears the signature of its subject. The photograph of 'Abuna Tewoflos was taken by Selassie's court photographer, Torkam "Tony" Boyadjian. Selassie's portrait is an official presentation photograph, with a green leather frame adorned with the emperor's coat of arms in gold, signed and dated by Selassie.

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Dates:
circa 1960-1979
Size:
369 Postage stamps
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains 369 African postage stamps from the post-independence period (circa 1960s-1970s). The stamps depict African leaders, traditional African art and artists, cultural performances, flora and fauna, and prominent visitors to the continent, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope Paul VI. A majority of the stamps come from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire. Other countries represented include Gabon, Mali, Cameroon, Tunisia, Zambia, Morocco, Dahomey (now Benin), Libya, Gambia, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zaire (formerly the Belgian Congo and now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Upper Volta (now Burkina-Faso), Mauritius, South Africa, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Uganda, Egypt, Sudan and the Comoros.

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Dates:
circa 1899-1955
Size:
126 Chromolithographs (126 trade cards (13 sets))
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection consists of 126 chromolithographic trade cards (13 sets) published by the Leibig Company between 1899 and 1955. These trade cards were included with products sold in Europe, such as chicken soup and chocolate. The cards focus on African art and material culture and showcase distinctive ethnic types, artistic and craft traditions, cultural performance, dress/costume and leadership. Sets include In Transvaal, In Abyssinia, Scenes of Africa, In East Africa I, Madagascar, In East Africa II, Life Among the Congolese People, Wild Animals of the Congo, The Italian Empire, Congolese Craftsmanship, Hunting and Fishing in the Belgian Congo, Peoples of the Belgian Congo, and History of the Belgian Congo I-III. Captions on the cards appear in French, Italian and German.

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Creators:
Chojnacki, Stanisław
Dates:
1968, 1975
Size:
107 Slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
130 Transparencies (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection contains 130 large format color transparencies, dating from 1968, of Ethiopian icons at the Institute of Ethiopian Studeis, Addis Ababa. The images were taken by Dr. Stanislaw Chojnacki and appear in his catalog publication Ethiopian Icons. The collection also includes 107 35mm color slides of the funeral of Emperor Haile Selassie I, taken by Dr. Chojnacki's colleague Dr. Paul Henze in 1975. At this time, the color slides are available for study purposes only.

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Creators:
Pope, Arthur.
Dates:
circa 1899-1900
Size:
57 Photographic prints (Photograph album)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This album contains 57 photographic prints, dating from circa 1899-1900, depicting the indigenous peoples of the Belgian Congo (later known as Zaire and presently known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Subjects depicted include costumes, body arts (hairstyles and scarification), funerary rituals, weavers and blacksmiths. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Kasai, Kwango and Luba peoples.

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Creators:
Kennéy, Michael, 1904-1982
Kennéy, Lona B. Mrs., 1896-1994
Dates:
1933-1939
Size:
89 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 12 x 9 cm. or smaller)
1 Film reel (1 reel (89 interpositives), black & white, 70 mm.)
2 Volumes
16 Photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 32 x 25 cm. or smaller)
237 Photographic prints ((contact prints), black & white, 8x10 in. or smaller)
8 Postcards (black & white, 8 x 12 cm.)
237 Photographic prints ((1 v.), black & white, 8x10 in. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken or collected by Dr. Michael Kennéy while serving as a colonial medical officer in the Belgian Congo from 1933-1939. Eight images are portrait photographs. They are numbers 103, 104, 105, 108, 110, 111, 112, 114

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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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Dates:
1900-1905
Size:
146 Negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
146 Photographic prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
67 Photographic prints (albumen, black & white, 25 x 30 cm.)
79 Photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 16 x 11 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs belonging to the fiancée of Mr. A.E. Ball, a missionary with the Church Missionary Society in Bida, Nigeria (Nupe). While she was waiting for him in England, he sent numerous photographs with penciled explanations to her, which she kept even after the engagement had ended. Many of the images appear to be the work of A.W. Banfield, a Canadian missionary and a contemporary of A.E. Ball, whose photographs are now in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Identical images are found in Banfield's book, Life Among the Nupe Tribe, (1905). Twenty-five of the images are portraits of African men and women in the style and size of cartes de visite. Many more of the images include group photographs of Africans and Europeans. A third subject found among the images is architecture. These images include Nupe buildings in Bida, a cathedral in the Canary Islands, a mosque and the High Commissioner's bungalow in Zumgeru.

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Creators:
Hamilton, Russell
Dates:
between 1900 and 1909
Size:
49 Postcards (black & white, 9 x 14 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2003-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection includes 49 postcards collected by the English petty officer Russell Hamilton (d.1911) during his voyages made prior to 1909, likely for the British Merchant Marines. The postcards are from Madagascar, Mauitius and Seychelles. Among the twenty-seven postcards from Madagascar (dating 1900-1905) are images showing Betsimisarka women ...

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Dates:
1989-1991
Size:
58 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2003-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Portrait images and domestic scenes from Mauritania of Halpoular, Moor and Wolof peoples, mostly women; some children and men. All the images are captioned by the photographer and include the subjects names as well as the region, date and activity. The more noteworthy images include Moor women preparing wool for weaving (nos. 37, 38, 39), girls playing a game of "golorgal" with playing board clearly visible (no. 34), and a wooden tablet with verses from the Koran (no. 19). As a documentary photographer, Ms. Goodsmith focuses predominantly on the lives of women and children in developing countries. Her images—chiefly from North and West Africa, Egypt and India—are on file with the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), The Image Works, and Johns Hopkins Photoshare, and her portraits from a series done in Kashmir are in the photographic collection of the Brooklyn Museum. All of the images of this photographic collection are originals. Ms. Goodsmith works chiefly with Communication for Change, a New York-based nonprofit organization that has developed participatory video projects in collaboration with community groups.

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