25 records — Page 1 of 3
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1928-1934
Size:
736 negatives (photographic) (+contact prints (5 v.), black & white, 3 x 4 in.)
736 Photographic prints ((6 v.), black & white, 3 x 4 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Melville J. Herskovits during his trips with his wife, Frances Shapiro Herskovits, to Surinam (1928-29); Dahomey, now Republic of Benin (1931); Haiti (1934); and Brazil (1941-42). From 1928 to 1943 Melville Herskovits and his wife, Frances Herskovits (nee Shapiro) traveled together throughout West Africa and the Americas to collect evidence of the legacy of African culture. The contributions of Frances Herskovits to her husband's research were fully recognized in an exhibition held by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, from April 2-August 9, 1998. Entitled, "Living Tradition in Africa & the America: The Legacy of Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits," the brochure noted, "On each trip, Frances was a full partner in the research...Until Melville's death in 1963, they worked together on the analysis of their data and the writing of books and articles; and after he died, she edited a collection of his papers."

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Livingstone, Ivan
Dates:
1972-1973
Size:
527 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection contains 527 color 35mm slides taken by Ivan Livingstone in West Africa (primarily the Republic of Benin but also in Ghana, Nigeria and Togo) circa 1972-1973. Images depict market scenes, Egúngún and Ifa ceremonies, religious ceremonies of the Celestial Church of Christ, funeral processions, decoration and ornament, clothing and dress, and musicians. There are also several images of the palace of the Oni of Ife. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Yoruba, Ifè, Oyo, Somba, Fon,Dan and Fula peoples.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
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.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Meyerowitz, Eva Levine-Richter, 1899-1994
Meyerowitz, Herbert Vladimir, 1900-1945
Dates:
circa 1936 - circa 1937
Size:
88 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35 mm)
268 copy negatives (black and white, 35 mm)
285 Photographic prints ((0.4 cubic feet; 3 binders), black and white, 8 x 10 inches or smaller)
16 contact sheets (black and white, 8 1/2 x 11 inches or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection consists of negatives and photographic prints taken in 1936 and 1937 by Eva L.R. Meyerowitz in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana. Peoples depicted include the Akan, Fon, Konkomba, and Tallensi and subjects include artisans, blacksmiths, dancing, markets, artwork and objects that were originally displyed in King Bezu's palace in Abomey, potters, shrines, and vernacular architeture.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Cooke, Hereward Lester
Dates:
1969
Size:
3.44 Cubic Feet ((7 legal document boxes, 1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0031
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Hereward Lester Cooke (1916-1975), a curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, was extremely interested in the moon landing as well as in stamp collecting. He acquired over five hundred stamps relating to the 1969 lunar landing from countries including: Afghanistan, Algeria, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, China, C...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Corbey, Raymond, 1954-
Dates:
between 1900-1930
Size:
255 postcards ((silver gelatin prints), black & white , 9 x 14 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Postcards collected by Dr. Raymond Corbey whose published works discuss most of the postcards in this collection. One part of the collection consists of postcards which Corbey acquired. The second part of the collection was compiled by a French colonial, known only as "Nic." Dr. Corbey organized the postcards according to theme and publisher. Themes include Northern Africa World Fairs and Religious Societies. Publishers include J. Geiser (Algiers), Lehnert and Landrock (Tunis), Gautron (Dakar), Fortier (Dakar), and Nels and Ernest Thill (Brussels). Among the more prominent postcard images is one of a minkisi by R. Visser (ca. 1890), depictions of installations and fairs at Tervuren (1900) colon sculptures in Savalou (Benin), circa 1920, an early depiction of a "Ricksha" boy, a Luba mask dancer, and a village chief in Dahomey.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
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.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001
Dates:
circa 1965
Size:
65 slides (photographs) ((dupes), color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-011
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Roy Sieber. Images of African textile and the dyeing and weaving processes. Objects depicted include Asante Kente cloth, Hausa embroidered pants, Jukun tie-dye waist cloth, a Kuba hat, Yoruba indigo dye and a Zulu cloak, as well as akwete cloth from Nigeria, an appliqué dress from Cameroon, an appliqué robe from Ghana, cloth from Dahomey (now Benin) and dye pots from Ede. People portrayed include a Dogon dancer, Kajiado warriors with spears and shields, a weaver making cloth, and women dyeing cloth with indigo.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Acebes, Hector
Dates:
1949-1960
Size:
2 copy prints
153 prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-28
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made on Hector Acebes's expeditions in Africa and South America, mostly during the 1950s. Many of the images document people and markets in Africa (1949 and 1953), including Kikuyu, Masai, Mangbetu, Fulani, and Bassari peoples. There are also photographs made in the French Sudan, Guinea, Togo, Dahomey, Cameroon, the Congo Republic, Ru...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Keita, Seydou
Dates:
1952-1960
Size:
80 Photographic prints (black & white, 18 x 13 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
Found In
25 records — Page 1 of 3