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Dates:
circa 1946
Size:
104 Photographic prints (album)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of an album containing 104 photographic prints dating from circa 1946. The photographs depict British soliders and native police, landscape views, a Victory Day parade, and scenes of daily life in and around Freetown, Sierra Leone, and Accra, Achimota, Takoradi, Teshi and Tamale in Ghana. Also included are images of the Volta River, the Oburi (Aburi) Gardens near Accra, and Osu Castle (also known as Fort Christiansborg or Christiansborg Castle), the seat of government in Ghana.

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Creators:
Pennsylvania Steel Company.
Dates:
1905-1914
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
1 Album
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1024
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An album of railroad construction photographs documenting numerous unidentified, projects.

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Dates:
1989-1991
Size:
58 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2003-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Portrait images and domestic scenes from Mauritania of Halpoular, Moor and Wolof peoples, mostly women; some children and men. All the images are captioned by the photographer and include the subjects names as well as the region, date and activity. The more noteworthy images include Moor women preparing wool for weaving (nos. 37, 38, 39), girls playing a game of "golorgal" with playing board clearly visible (no. 34), and a wooden tablet with verses from the Koran (no. 19). As a documentary photographer, Ms. Goodsmith focuses predominantly on the lives of women and children in developing countries. Her images—chiefly from North and West Africa, Egypt and India—are on file with the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), The Image Works, and Johns Hopkins Photoshare, and her portraits from a series done in Kashmir are in the photographic collection of the Brooklyn Museum. All of the images of this photographic collection are originals. Ms. Goodsmith works chiefly with Communication for Change, a New York-based nonprofit organization that has developed participatory video projects in collaboration with community groups.

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Creators:
Maertz, J.F., Department Store (Milwaukee, Wis.).
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941
Keystone View Company
Rau, William H.
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Dates:
1887-1930
bulk 1900-1930
Size:
8 Cubic feet ((29 boxes))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0945
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of lantern slides and stereographs produced by several companies: Keystone View Company, Better America Lecture Service, Incorporated, American Press Association, J. Stanley-Brown, William H. Rau, and J. F. Maertz Department Store. The lantern slides were primarily intended to be used for educational presentations about the United States, other countries, history, and society. Many of the slides and stereographs are accompanied by descriptive text and in some instances by small cards--one card for each slide--and in other instances directly on the back of a stereoview. The majority of images were taken from 1900 to 1930.

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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.

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Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1961-circa 2005
Size:
6567 Slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.

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Creators:
Ivanoff, Stephen ?
Dates:
ca. 1890-1900
Size:
130 Items (ca. 130 drawings)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS260447
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
Kratz, Corinne Ann, 1953-
Dates:
1983-1984
Size:
8 Film reels (2 hours 58 minutes, color silent; 2400 feet, 8mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1993.05
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot among the Okiek (Ogiek) of Kenya. Footage includes documentation of a number of girl's coming-of age ceremonies at various sites (Sapoitit [Chepto] and Nkaroni), pottery making, beehive tending, trap making, domestic and economic activities, and scenes of forest and gardens. Please note that the contents of the collection and the lang...

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Creators:
David, Cyril
Dates:
1980
Size:
1 Film reel (30 minutes, black-and-white silent negative; 1100 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1983.04
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot by Cyril David of a Santal village, Bihar State, India in January 1980. Film documentation of daily life among Santal villagers in Bihar State, India. The footage includes scenes of traditional house construction, rope making, pottery making, the rice harvest, threshing, grain storage procedures, methods of transporting water, child c...

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Creators:
Collier, John, Jr., 1913-1992
Dates:
1954-1955
Size:
Film reels (1 hour 41 minutes, black-and-white color silent; 3455 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.12
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot in Peru of life in Hacienda Vicos. Scenes depict agricultural activities (breaking ground with oxen and wooden plows and hoeing and digging potatoes), panoptic views of high valley, making mud bricks for house construction, school grounds and classroom scenes, mestizo women spinning wool while men work the fields, man setting up and op...

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