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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Department of Animal Programs
Dates:
1980-2004
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-116
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the behavior of individual animals, care of animals, breeding, and significant events among the Nile hippopotamus, pygmy hippopotamus, rhinoceros, giraffes, bison, potbellied pigs, elephants, camels, beavers, seals, sea lions, cheetahs, and other animals living in the Elephant House, deer area, ...

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Department of Animal Programs
Dates:
2000-2004
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-115
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the behavior of individual animals, care of animals, breeding, and significant events among the cheetahs and other animals living in the deer area, the Africa trail, and the prairie trail. Materials consist of observations and notes by the keepers in the form of daily reports.

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Creators:
Smith, H.G.L.
Dates:
1905-1907
Size:
90 photographic prints ((1 box)., black & white, 7 x 9 cm.)
90 photographic prints ((dupe prints) (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
90 negatives (photographic) ((dupe negs), black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1980-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

An album of photographs taken between 1905 and 1907 by H.G.L. Smith or his associates to document his hunting trips in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and the accompanying African workers.

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Creators:
O'Shaughnessy, Kevin J.
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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Dates:
1936-1941
Size:
269 Photographic prints (1 box, 1 album; black & white, 12 x 16 cm. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-019
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection includes one photographic album containing 269 silver gelatin black and white prints (12 x 16 cm.) and dates from 1936-1941. The photographs were taken in northern Ethiopia, and possibly Somalia. The images highlight peoples including the Danakil and Afar, dress, adornments, coiffures, churches, and historical residence, among other subjects.

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Dates:
circa 1905-1978 (bulk 1905-1920)
bulk 1900-1920
Size:
147 photographs
3 volumes (books)
43 postcards
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains 147 photographic prints and 43 postcards from East Africa (circa 1907-circa 1914), especially Kijobe, which depict the activities of the Africa Inland Mission; Theodore Roosevelt's safari in 1909; views of Nairobi, Mombasa, Port Said, Lake Victoria and other landscapes; and portraits of Maasai, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kavirondo, Akawba, Gikuyu, Somali and Swahili coast peoples. Missionaries pictured include Hetz, Hurlburt, and Wallace, who is listed as photographer on many of the prints. The collection also contains 3 paperback books, published by Africa Inland Mission, which describe the history of the organization and the experiences of its missionaries: Faster Beats the Drum (1978), Another Hand on Mine (1975) and Gardens of Miracles (1976).

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Dates:
circa 1899-1955
Size:
126 chromolithographs (126 trade cards (13 sets))
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection consists of 126 chromolithographic trade cards (13 sets) published by the Leibig Company between 1899 and 1955. These trade cards were included with products sold in Europe, such as chicken soup and chocolate. The cards focus on African art and material culture and showcase distinctive ethnic types, artistic and craft traditions, cultural performance, dress/costume and leadership. Sets include In Transvaal, In Abyssinia, Scenes of Africa, In East Africa I, Madagascar, In East Africa II, Life Among the Congolese People, Wild Animals of the Congo, The Italian Empire, Congolese Craftsmanship, Hunting and Fishing in the Belgian Congo, Peoples of the Belgian Congo, and History of the Belgian Congo I-III. Captions on the cards appear in French, Italian and German.

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Creators:
Santiago, Margaret
Dates:
undated
Size:
4 prints (silver gelatin (including some on postcard-imprinted stock))
2 postcards (halftone)
1 postcard (photogravure)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-22
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting a Zulu mother and child, two women bearing loads on their heads, two women described as "South African native belles," a group of Namibian women using mortars and pestles, a Namibian woman breastfeeding, zebras, and elephants. They include photographs made by Joseph Reiter and Lynn Acutt.

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Creators:
Frease, John M.
Dates:
circa 1980-1990
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-163
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of images captured by photographer John (Jack) M. Frease documenting both animals at the National Zoological Park and wild animals in East Africa. Materials consist of slides as well as indexes.

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Creators:
McLaren, Lynn, 1922-
Dates:
circa 1950-1969
Size:
648 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
10 Photographic prints (black and white , 8 x 10 inches.)
38 Transparencies (color , 120mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 38 color transparencies, 648 color slides and 10 black-and-white photographic prints taken by Lynn McLaren Demarest while on assignment for various news outlets in the 1950s and 1960s. A majority of the slides and transparencies were taken in East Africa and document indigenous peoples, agriculture (cotton in particular), health and nutrition education, UNICEF activities, architecture, natural landscapes, animals, fishers, coffee plantations and the sisal industry. Locations include Mobassa, Lamu Island, Zanzibar, Dar es Saalam, Lake Victoria, Mount Kilimajaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Mikumi National Park (Tanzania). The black-and-white photographs depict East African leaders, such as Julius Nyerere, and prominent international visitors to the region, including Robert Kennedy. A small number of slides and transparencies were taken in India.

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