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Dates:
1895-1897
Size:
65 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
65 photographic prints (albumen (1 box), black & white)
65 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of inhabitants and landscapes of Southern Nigeria. Images include views of Old Calabar; colonial architecture, interior and exterior; Christmas group portrait; Queens Diamond Jubilee, 1897, in Calabar; portraits of Africans employed by the colonials; wedding in Creektown; sports in Calabar; Niger Coast Protectorate marching band; chiefs at Native Court, Calabar; soldier from the Gold Coast Protectorate with Benin medal; a yacht; dance at the late King Duke's IX quarters, Calabar; Chief Essien-Etum, Calabar; King Epo Honesty III, Creektown; Chief Coffee Adam Lion Bar; Chief's Coco's war canoe; and Calabar women with their attendants.

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Dates:
[circa 1890-1900]
Size:
174 photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 15.5 x 23 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of Ovonramwen, the King of Benin, on his way into exile in 1897, and of other kings in the Niger Delta kingdoms. Portraits included are of Sir Claude Maxwell and Lady Macdonald and Roger Casement, Prince Achibong III of Old Calabar; New Calabar Chief and Wives; Lady Egba and Chief Pagby and Attendants; Ladies of Rank in Old Calabar; Eyo Honesty VIII; Chief Long John of Bonny after Death and chiefs of Opobo. Views of landscape included are of Calabar and Madeira.

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Creators:
Macdonald, Claude, Major General
Dates:
circa 1895
Size:
135 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
135 photographic prints (albumen, black & white, 14 x 21 cm.)
135 photographic prints (copy prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-019
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic album formerly belonging to Major General Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Commissioner, Oil Rivers Protectorate, in West Africa, circa 1895. The album contains photographs of the consulate general in Old Calabar, Opobo and Bonny. Images, such as the arrival of Lady Macdonald in 1895 (returning from a home leave), interiors of British residences, and (named) group portraits of the British reflect colonial life and infrastructure. Native and British troops are depicted as well. Several images show the results of the British attacks on Brass and Nembe, in retaliation for King Nana's unwillingness to cooperate. Several images were taken of chiefs, among them a copy photograph of a 1882 image of King Nana of the Benin River, King Jaja of Opobo, King Koko of Brass, King Duke IX of Old Calabar, and King George Pebble of Bonny. Perhaps the most outstanding imagery is a series "On the way to Benin," which contains the photograph of an altar, a crucified woman, a forest path, and a contingent of British colonials. Several remarkable photographs depict Cross River masquerades with head crests, dances of Kru "Boys," and portray women of the Niger Delta. One photograph, showing the bronze sculpture of a Benin horseman placed on a rug in front of a wall (very likely taken in Nigeria), is of great interest for art historians. This particular figure left Benin before the city was ransacked and destroyed by the British Punitive Expedition in 1987, and, according to William B. Fagg, eminent historian of Nigerian art, came to the Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool, UK, as early as 1892 (note that Macdonald arrived in the Oil Rivers Protectorate in 1891).

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Creators:
Eicher, Joanne B.
Dates:
1983-1984
Size:
5 slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-025
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Joanne B. Eicher in Calabar, 1983-1984.

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Dates:
between 1877-1895
Size:
169 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs., black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
169 photographic prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
169 photographic prints ((1 album), black & white, 14 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-017
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of West Africa, mostly from Lagos and coastal Nigeria, 1877-1895. There are high quality pictures of trading houses and residences in Lagos, often with the name of the owners given in the caption. One of the buildings depicted is the cathedral. Several exceptional images portray chiefs, such as the King of Opobo, and the wives of the King of Opobo, the Balogun of Epe, the Alake of Abeokuta, and the chief of New Calabar. Of greatest interest is a photograph entitled "Benin Gods" which shows figures from the Kingdom of Brass, taken in circa 1877/1878. There are also views of Cape Coast, Elmina, Accra, Wydah, Fernando Poo, Porto Novo, Grand Popo, and one from Liberia. The themes range from architecture to dances and weddings. Of particular interest are two depictions of fancy dress.

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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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Dates:
1897
Size:
63 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
63 photographic prints (albumen (1 album), black & white, 18 x 26 cm. or smaller )
63 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-024
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by unknown photographers in Nigeria and found in an album signed on the front inside cover, "W.H. Himbury, Grosvenor Club, Piccadilly 10." Funeral pictures of important African chiefs are prominent within the album and include burial pictures of the family members of the deceased as well as of the belongings of the deceased. Images include views of Lagos and Abeokuta. African peoples include the Anang Ibibio, Kalabari and Efik. Images of individuals include British colonial officials and chiefs of the Niger Delta. Prominent among the British officials is Sir Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Governor of the Oil River Protectorate, which, after 1896, was known as the Niger River Protectorate.

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Creators:
Southcott, W.
Dates:
between 1906-1908
Size:
1 box (+album)
128 postcards (1 volume, black & white, 9 x 14 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Postcards mailed mostly in Lagos between 1906 and 1908 by W. Southcott to Miss Eva Jones, and later, during 1907, to Mrs. W. Southcott (nee Jones) of New Brighton, Cheshire.

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
between 1951-1960
Size:
1068 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Simon Ottenberg in Southeastern Nigeria within the Afikpo Village Group, at the time a group of 22 Eastern Igbo villages (sometimes considered part of the Cross River Igbo grouping) in southeastern Nigeria, while on a pre-doctoral Social Science Research Grant from December of 1951 through March of 1953 and during field research from September of 1959 to December of 1960. Also included are photographs taken from June of 1960 to December of 1960 of Abakaliki, a town and the administrative center of the northestern Igbo people, north of Afikpo. According to Dr. Ottenberg in his publication about masked Afikpo rituals, "The Afikpo belong to an Igbo subgroup called Ada or Edda (Forde and Jones 1950, pp. 51-56), which includes the Okpaha, Edda, Amaseri, and Unwana village-groups, all of which border on the Afikpo, and the Nkporo and Adaeze, both short distances away" (Masked Rituals of Afikpo, 1975, p. 3).

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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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