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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1788
1901
Size:
1.82 Cubic feet (consisting of 4 boxes, 1 folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Brass
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Brass, Bronze, and Copper forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Ellis, Harry C., b. 1857
Dates:
1911
Size:
24 prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-52
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs documenting Herbert Ward's studio, collection of African artifacts, and bronze sculptures of African subjects. The photographs are in an album titled "L'atelier de Herbert Ward, Paris," with the inscription "To Thomas Nelson Paye with Herbert's love. Paris, 1911."

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Creators:
Fagg, William B., 1914-1992
Dates:
between 1949-1959
Size:
2,452 Photographic Prints ((21 boxes), black and white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document William Fagg's extensive survey work in Nigeria and his trips to Benin, Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zaire. The photographs illustrate African cultures and works of art, especially those of the Yoruba in Nigeria. Nigerian artisans portrayed include a blacksmith in the town of Jebba, a craftsman casting brass at Ijebu-Ode, and a potter at work in Nok. Celebrations and ceremonies documented include the igue oba and itue ceremonies and the festival of leaves in Benin. There are also images of dances of the Bargesh in northern Nigeria and a masked dance at Nok. Architecture documented includes altars and shrines in Benin and in Oyo, Nigeria; a Birom settlement; Brazilian-style houses in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin; an emir's house in Nigeria; a Jarawa village in Nigeria; the mosque in Keffi, Nigeria; and palaces of Yoruba kings. Most of the photographs show sculpture including Benin bronze plaques and hip masks; Esie stone sculpture; Ifa divination boards, drums, and figures; a Kuba ndop (royal statue) in the Kinshasa Museum; Nok terra-cotta and wooden figures; and Tada bronze figures. There also are images of epa (masquerade) masks; gelede (men's society) masks; a head of Olokun (a male Yoruba divinity) from Ibadan, Nigeria; and Yoruba edan ogboni (bronze staffs) and ibeji (twin figures) from Nigeria. Images of objects by identifiable artists include a palace pillar, post and sculpture by Agbonbiofe; a door and epa mask by Areogun; and a house post and lidded bowl by Olowe of Ise.

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Creators:
Ward, Herbert, 1863-1919
Dates:
circa 1886-1889
Size:
51 drawings (Disbound album :)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1999-23
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection is composed of a disbound album containing fifty-one drawings by Herbert Ward, made when he was a member of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. Most of the drawings depict men and women of the upper Congo River, but several others depict tools and implements.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1982-1987
Size:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-170
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" and "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art." "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" is a 29-minute film finished in 1982 exploring the growth of impressionism in America d...

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Dates:
1891 May
Size:
1 albumen print (cabinet card, black and white, 12.7 x 17.8 cm. (5 x 7 inches) (without mount))
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

One cabinet card with an albumen photographic print by Cyril Punch of a Benin altar with two bronze heads supporting ivory tusks and framing a group of brass statues and bells, an inscription on the frame reading, "Juju altar, Benin City, May 1891.

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Creators:
Newman, Arnold
Dates:
1958
Size:
1 Photographic Print (silver gelatin, black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-017
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Arnold Newman of bronze figures in Tada, Nigeria, 1958.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Dates:
1992-1993
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-046
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession contains an incomplete set of collecting cards produced by the company Club Pro Set in 1992-1993. The sets were separated by their assigned reading level: Gold - High School, Silver - Middle School, and Bronze - Elementary School. These cards were a licensed product and were produced through the Office of Product Development ...

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Creators:
Brinkworth, William Ian
Dates:
1901-1991
Size:
3600 negatives (photographic) (0801-3332: B5-6; 3333-4422: B5-7, black and white ;, 35mm.)
637 Photographic prints (black and white.)
179 Transparencies (color ;, 35mm.)
8 Volumes (Books and magazines)
65 manuscripts (document genre)
7 sound recordings
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

William Ian Brinkworth's collection, dated from 1901 to 1991, includes an extensive number of black and white photographs, negatives, color transparencies, books, audio tapes, manuscripts, and research materials. The manuscripts include Brinkworth's book drafts, film treatments, correspondence, historical documents, legal documents, journals and magazines in which his work was published.

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Creators:
Blackmun, Barbara Winston
Dates:
circa 1969-1994
Size:
1,469 color slides
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection includes 1,469 color slides (35mm) which were taken in Nigeria from circa 1964-1994, and focus on ancestral altars; artists; art objects in museums, including bronze plaques and carved ivory tusks; ceremonies and festivals, including the Igue and Ewere Festivals, and the Emobo, Otue, Olokun, title-taking, and Blackmun's initation ceremonies; and people, including Oba Erediauwa and chiefs Eribo, Ero, Esogban, Ezomo, Ohanmu and Osaigeide; and street and landscape scenes in Benin City, Ife, Lagos, Ishiago, and Mbarri, Owerri, Owo, among other locations in Nigeria.

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