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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:
Ottenberg, Simon
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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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.

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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:
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:
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:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Dates:
1976
Size:
448 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 120 mm.)
44 prints (visual works) (contact prints (1 volume), black & white, 8x10 in.)
227 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 35 mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.XXXX-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of art objects and of Chaim Gross's art objects taken by Lisa Little and Delmar Lipp at the Museum of African Art, now the National Museum of African Art, for the exhibit entitled, "The Sculptor's Eye," 1976. Lisa Little images are all 120 mm while Delmar Lipp photographed solely 35 mm. The exhibit was held at Worcester Art Museum, Cincinnati Museum of Art and the University of Georgia Museum, 1976-1977.

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