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Creators:
Prussin, Labelle
Dates:
1979
Size:
2 Sheets (59 x 40 centimeters and 33 x 22 centimeters, colored inks)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2008-18
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Two amulets (called "hatumere" by the Fulbe and "sebe" by the Mande) collected by Labelle Prussin in Bafodea, Sierra Leone in 1979. One is a copy that Labelle Prussin had made of an amulet inscribed in Arabic. The original amulet was later collected by Simon Ottenberg and is now in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art...

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Creators:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
Dates:
October 7, 1896
Size:
51 pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS490
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Annotated text, and typescript (carbon copy) translation.

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Creators:
Rodkinson, Michael Levi, 1845-1904
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908
Dates:
April 3, 1893
Size:
4 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7329
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Transmits a copy of Rodkinson's History of amulets, charms, and talismans, 1893, and indirectly asks for payment. Written on a brochure that concerns the publication.

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Creators:
Allison, Edwin Henry, 1847-1919
McGee, W J, 1853-1912
Dates:
1897
Size:
1 page
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1387
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Transmits small stone "idol" [tunkan--RDM] given to Allison in 1881 by the Hunkpapa chief, Black Moon.

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Creators:
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888
Dates:
undated
Size:
5 pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1157
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Also includes preliminary draft with hand corrections and diacritical marks, not all of which appear in the 5 page manuscript. 7 pages typed.

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Creators:
Cohen, Henry, Reverand
Ahlborn, Richard E.
Harris, Michael
Deinard, Ephraim
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Dates:
1639-1980
Size:
22 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1160
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is a compilation of gifts from numerous donors, of documents relating to Judaism in numerous countries and the United States. Documents include betrothal contracts, bills of divorcement, eulogies, memorial plaques, candle labels, Jewish calendars, sukkah decorations, certificates of ritual slaughter, prayers, poems, sermons, and othe...

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Dates:
late 19th century
Size:
1 Item (59 cm. x 25.3 cm.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7322
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

A print of this type is used in Chinese homes as a talisman. It shows Pangu, the mythological creator of the universe. In this image, he holds in his hands the sun (with yang symbol in ideograph) and the moon (with yin symbol in ideograph), for he created the universe by transforming yin and yang. An ax on a tree stump is an instrument believed to ...

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Creators:
Little Chief, Daniel, d. 1906.
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907
Dates:
1891 February
Size:
1 Item (disbound volume (65 pages) of 29 drawings and 34 pages of typescript.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2016A
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

29 drawings and 34 pages of typed explanatory text, formerly bound together, now disbound, plus an identifying title page handwritten by Albert Gatschet and one drawing on ruled paper. The explanatory text was transcribed from Gatschet's notebook, No. 2016-b, with corrections by Gatschet. T.p. inscribed: "Crayon Pictures of Cheyenne Ceremonial Cust...

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Creators:
Salo, Sheila
Dates:
1973-1979
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0357
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains photographs of North American Rom Gypsies by donor Sheila Salo; also copy prints, negatives, and slides made from material in other collections.

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Dates:
1747-circa 1905
Size:
154 Items (29 folders, engravings, 21 1/2 x 16 in. (54.6 x 40.6 cm.) or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2010-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Historic Engravings collection is comprised of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905. The engravings depict subject matter related to Africa and Africans.

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