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Simon Ottenberg Collection (Nsukka Modern Art Project)
Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1992-1997
Size:
2,147 Slides (35 mm )
125 Prints
35 Negatives (35 mm )
Collection ID:
EEPA.2012-011
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection
Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1961-circa 2005
Size:
6567 Slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
1,946 Slides (Color, 35 mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 8,515 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2007. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.

Senegal photographs
Dates:
between 1880-1913
Size:
14 Photographic prints (Cartes-de-Vista (1 box), black & white)
46 Photographic prints (dupe prints, black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
8 Photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 18.5 x 40 cm. or smaller )
32 Photographic prints (cabinet cards (1 box), black & white, 4 x 5.5 in. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1989-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs and cabinet cards from Senegal collected by the staff of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, during the 1980s. Popular from the mid-1860s through the 1900s, cabinet cards were commercially produced 4" x 5 1/2" photoprints mounted on card stock measuring 4 1/4" x 6 1/2", often with an embossed studio name in the corner. Frequently sold as collectors' items, these cards often contained images of attractive women or royalty of various nationalities. Images include cabinet cards from the Bonnevide Photographic Studio and from J. Barbier.

Roslyn Walker Photographs
Creators:
Walker, Roslyn A.
Dates:
1990-08
Size:
14 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35 mm)
11 Photographic prints (Color, duplicates of slides, 4x6 in)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2021-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Collection includes (14) 35mm slides and (11) 4 x 6 in prints of slides except for #4 and #10. These materials relate to Roslyn Walker's trip to Oshogbo, Nigeria in August of 1999, to visit Chief Adebisi Akanji where he lived with Susan Wenger (1915-2009). During this trip, Walker asked Akanji about his work. His ongoing project at that …

Robert and Nancy Nooter photographs
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.

Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
circa 1935-1978
Size:
14000 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 Slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.

Digital Content Available

Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Creators:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart
Dates:
1900-1997
Size:
circa 11000 Negatives (photographic) (black and white and color, 2.5 x 2.5 inches or smaller)
circa 5000 Photographic prints (silver gelatin, black and white, 8 x 10 inches or smaller)
circa 20 Linear feet (Manuscript Materials)
5.4 Linear feet (Office Files)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1998-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection dates from 1900 to 1997 and mostly includes images taken in South Africa. The images document the peoples of South Africa, particularly the Loved, Ndebele, San, Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu peoples. Locations photographed include Basutoland (now Lesotho), Bechuanaland (now Botswana), Johannesburg, Natal, Pretoria, Soweto, Swaziland, Transkei, Transvaal, the Umzimkulu Valley and Zululand. Manuscript and office files include clippings, correspondence, exhibition announcements, invitations and reviews, notes, essays, receipts, and other materials that document Larrabee's career, family history, and personal life.

Digital Content Available

Marli Shamir collection
Creators:
Shamir, Marli
Dates:
1966-1976
Size:
33 Negatives (photographic) (color, 35mm)
1790 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120mm)
1,519 Color slides (35mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Collection dates from 1966 to 1976 and includes 1,817 black and white negatives, 1,519 35mm color slides, several hundred prints, and manuscript materials. Locations include Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Israel, Mali, and Niger and depict agriculture, architecture, especially mosques, landscapes, marketplaces, masquerade and musical performances, sculptures, and textiles. Peoples depicted include the Bambara, Bella, Bozo, Dogon, Fulani, Gao, Mandingo, San, Songhai, and Tuarag peoples.

Digital Content Available

M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Collection
Creators:
Patterson, Mary Marvin Breckinridge
Dates:
1932, circa 1960s-1970s
bulk 1932
Size:
113 Photographic prints ((0.4 cubic feet), black and white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
3 Photographs ((1 folder), color)
7 Manuscripts (document genre) ((4 folders), publications)
47 Contact sheets ((0.2 cubic feet), black and white)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection measures 0.65 cubic feet, dates from 1932 - circa 1970s, and is primarily comprised of photographs taken by M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson during her trip with Olivia Stokes Hatch from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt in 1932. The photographs document the peoples of Africa in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Uganda, Congo (Democratic Republic) and Zanzibar, including the Baila, San, Shona, Xhosa and Zulu peoples. There are also some publications and contact sheets in the collection.

Digital Content Available

Ryan Holden Singer photographs
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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