Query: Africa
African Postcard Collection
Dates:
1898-[ongoing]
Size:
61 Volumes
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

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.

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in EEPA.1985-014 for Africa
William Hance collection
Creators:
Hance, William Adams, 1916-
Dates:
1949-1970
Size:
2513 Slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
17 Maps
117 Postcards
10 Items ((guidebooks))
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-008
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection, which dates from 1949-1970, contains approximately 2513 color 35mm slides depicting the people, environment and cultures of more than 30 African countries. Images include landscapes, agriculture and marketplace scenes. Countries represented include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burundi, Rwanda, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Cote d'Ivoire and Zambia. Also included in this collection are 117 postcards from West and Central Africa and approximately 17 maps of and 10 guide books for East and West Africa. A small amount of miscellaneous ephemera rounds out the collection.

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in EEPA.2008-008 for Africa
Thomas Seligman collection
Creators:
Seligman, Thomas K.
Dates:
1970-2004
Size:
1742 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Seligman between 1970 and 2004 primarily of West Africa, including Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Dogon, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland, Kenya, and Morocco. Additionally, there are some images of masquerades in Cote d'Ivoire and Togo, and scenes in Ghana and Great Zimbabwe. Images depict cultural landscapes, masquerades, masks, vernacular …

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in EEPA.2016-002 for Africa
James Lee photographs
Creators:
Lee, James
Dates:
1963-1970
Size:
323 Slides (photographs) (1 volume, color, 35 mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by James Lee in Cameroon, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Zimbabwe between 1963 and 1970. The images reflect a variety of themes.

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in EEPA.1985-006 for Africa
Kevin J. O'Shaughnessy stamp collection
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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in EEPA.2007-005 for Africa
South Africa Souvenir Album
Creators:
Mittlebrook, J.E.
Dates:
1898
Size:
50 Photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 13.5 x 20 cm. or smaller)
50 Photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
50 Photographic prints (black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Fifty photographs taken by J.E. Mittlebrook and published by D'Urban and Kimberley in 1898 in an album entitled, South African Souvenir.

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in EEPA.1992-007 for Africa
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.

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in EEPA.1973-001 for Africa
Historic maps of Africa collection
Dates:
circa 1631-1973
Size:
78 Maps
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Historic Maps of Africa collection includes 78 maps and dates from circa 1631 to 1973. Geographic content of individual maps varies from topographical information, boundaries of colonial territories, and ethnic groups, among other topics. While several depict the continent of Africa in its entirety, many focus on specific countries and geographic regions. There are a particularly large number of maps depicting the West African Coast.

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in EEPA.1991-001 for Africa
Frederick Wulsin films
Creators:
Wulsin, Frederick R. (Frederick Roelker), 1891-1961
Dates:
circa 1927
Size:
2 Film reels (33 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1989 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1982.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot on a journey from the White Nile in the Sudan, into Uganda, the Belgian Congo (Zaire), and French Equitorial Africa (Chad, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic). Footage includes: traveling down the White Nile on a barge to Rejat, Sudan; the upper Uele River in central Africa; colonial presence …

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in HSFA.1982.01 for Africa
Christraud M. Geary photographs of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Creators:
Geary, Christraud M.
Dates:
1995
Size:
511 Slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm)
511 Copy slides (color corrected, 35 mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in 1995.

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in EEPA.1995-002 for Africa