Ethiopian Studio Photography collection
1 Photographic print (black & white, 9 x 5.5 cm.)
Portrait photographs taken in a photographic studio in Asmara, Ethiopia, during the 1980s.
Betty LaDuke collection
4 Boxes (Printed Material (non-photographic))
11 Posters ((Oversize))
24 Prints (visual works)
2488 Negatives (photographic) (color , 35 mm)
3,194 Photographs (color , 20 x 24 inches or smaller)
The collection dates from circa 1981 to 2018 and consists of photographic prints, negatives, posters, art prints, DVDs and printed and manuscript materials. Photographs depict architecture, agricultural work, beadwork, weaving, village scenes, artists, artists at work, artworks, markets, celebrations, scenic views, animals, churches and mosques. Most depict Kunama or Saho peoples, particularly women and children. LaDuke also regularly photographed war zones during the Border War, especially those in Nakfa and Gelebe, portraying Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps. Locations include villages in Ethiopia and Eritrea, particularly Senafe, Nakfa and Massawa, as well as Border War zones various battlefields and camps for internally displaced persons.
Africa Postcard Albums
The collection is comprised of two photographic albums containing 272 black and white postcards that depict scenes in Ghana, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. Many of the images depict Hausa people, town scenes, including churches, schools, and courts. Specific locations include Elmina Castle, Asmara, Cape Coast, Accra, Kumasi, Abaadsi Castle, Christiansborg Castle, and …
Dimitrios Kyriazis photographs
12 Negatives (photographic) (color, 35 mm.)
1590 Slides (photographs) (color)
5,407 Items (contact images (2 v.), black & white)
20 Items (transparencies (framed), color, 4 x 4 cm.)
794 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 6 x 6 cm.)
399 Negatives (photographic) (color, 6 x 6 cm.)
764 Items (transparencies, color, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Manuscripts (document genre) (1 v., 8 x 10 in.)
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.
African Postcard Collection
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.
Russell E. Train Africana collection
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)
Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa.