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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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Dates:
[between 1885-1910]
Size:
108 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs., black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
2 photographic prints (albumen (1 box), black & white, 16 x 21.5 cm.)
8 photographic prints (silver gelatin, black & white, 25 x 30 cm. or smaller )
38 photographic prints (albumen (1 v.), black & white, 14 x 20 cm. or smaller )
70 photographic prints (albumen (1 box), black & white, 14 x 22 cm. or smaller )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-018
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The majority of the photographs were taken in Cape Coast. Some the images were taken in Elmina. Several images depict chiefs, including a chief of Elmina, in their regalia and with their entourages. Other images depict Fante peoples in studio settings. Their attire and coiffures are of great relevance for art historical study. Also included in the album are images of the architecture of Cape Coast and Elmina.

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Creators:
Stanley, Janet
Dates:
1967
Size:
14 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1998-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Janet Stanley while working with the Ghanaian Youth Workcamp Association, from mid-June through mid-August, 1967. During this time, she served at two work camps, the first being in Awundome-Tsito, Ho District, Volta Region, where most of the slides were taken. The other photographic images were taken at Accra, her point of entry.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations
Dates:
circa 1992-1998
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-111
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Natural Resource Conservation and Historic Preservation Project in the Central Region of Ghana, otherwise known as the "Ghana Project," in which the Smithsonian Institution's Office of International Relations and the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA) w...

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Creators:
Smith, Thomas William Maccaulay
Dates:
between 1980-1985
Size:
606 negatives (photographic) (+42 contact sheets., black & white, 35 mm. )
1 box
11 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-015
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Thomas William Maccaulay Smith, an avid photographer, while serving as U.S. Ambassador to Ghana in the early 1980s. The images provide extensive documentation of woodworking techniques to include the carving of tools, stools, canoes and figures. Also included among the images are the textile production and blacksmithing.

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Creators:
Marshall, John, 1932-2005 (ethnographic filmmaker)
England, Nicholas M.
Dates:
circa 1966-1971
Size:
Film reels (9 hours, color sound; 19,843 feet, 16mm)
Sound recordings (9 hours, 1/4 inch)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2008.11
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

John Marshall and Nicholas England joint project in Ghana. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information ...

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Creators:
Hood, Mantle
Dates:
circa 1960-1970
Size:
Film reels (color sound master positive and negative, A and B rolls; 475 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.19
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

ATUMPAN: THE TALKING DRUMS OF GHANA, edited film produced in the 1960's by Mantle Hood. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered off...

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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.

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Creators:
Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft in Basel
Switzerland. Basel Mission Archives
Dates:
1915
Size:
152 Photographic prints (dupe prints, black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
152 Photographic prints (+2 postcards , black & white, 15 x 20 cm or smaller.)
152 Negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black and white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-011
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by members of the Basel Mission and by professional photographers. The majority of photographs were taken in the Basel Mission Faktorei (B.M.F.) in Accra and in other Basel Mission stores in Dodowa, Akure, Nsawam and Kumasi. Photographs taken by the members of the Basel Mission are of missionary life, flora and fauna, daily activities and named missionaries and their spouses. The professional images were of better quality and larger in size than the personal photographs. Among them are several images of a railroad station in Accra and a fleet of trucks belonging to the Basel Mission. Most significant among these photographs are 30 images of Asante people and of carved Asante stools. Two images were taken by F.R.C. Lutterodt, a well-known Ghanaian photographer, who had maintained studios in German Cameroon and in Ghana.

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Creators:
Adedze, Agbenyega
Dates:
1989
Size:
375 slides (photographs) (includes notes. (1 volume), color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1990-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Agbenyega Adedze in 1989 documenting textile marketing and production among the Ewe people in Togo and southeastern Ghana, as well as an Ewe festival in Togo. The trip was funded by the National Museum of African Art.

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