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.
Still and motion pictures taken by Joel S. Fogel in 1973 documenting his 500 mile trip, mainly by raft, along the Omo River in Ethiopia. The photographs primarily show Fogel and his traveling companions, including images of them fishing, hunting and rafting. There are a few portraits of Africans, primarily the Karo and Mursi, showing costumes and adornments. Events documented include the Maskal festival and a military parade in Addis Ababa. Karo objects depicted include bow and arrows, bracelets, gourds, sandals, a shield, a stool, walking sticks and a wooden headrest. Mursi art work shown include arm rings, body decoration, ear plugs, fishing poles, lip ornaments and a tobacco pouch. Wildlife shown include fish, hawks, crocodiles, gazelles, tree snakes, water buffalo and white herons.
The collection includes 193 slides taken by Marilyn Heldman in Ethiopia in the 1960s and 1970s. Subjects include architecture, art objects, marketplaces, pottery, reliefs and cultures including the Bamileke, Fulani, Hausa, Oyo and Yoruba peoples.
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.
Photographs taken by Dimitri Kyriazis while at the Institute for Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, from ca. 1950 through the end of the reign of Emperor Halie Selassie I in 1974.
Photographs in albums acquired or compiled by Gladys Gilbert depicting Indians and Nepalese people, as well as prominent Europeans. Most of the photographs are portraits of Indians and Nepalese, including the Rana family, who ruled as prime ministers of Nepal, kings of Nepal, the Maharajah of Jaipur, and men in military uniform, as well as members ...
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.
The collection dates from 1678 to circa 2005 and consists of 58 maps, engravings, posters, original documents and photographs related to East, Central and South Africa. There is a special focus on Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Tanzania and the Sudan, and the collection's subjects include East African geography, history, political affairs and African leaders, as well as European (German, Italian, British) and American colonization, exploration and warfare in Africa.
This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.