Query: Ghana
West Africa photograph album
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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in EEPA.2005-014 for Ghana
Ghana photographs
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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in EEPA.1995-018 for Ghana
Janet Stanley Ghana photographs
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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in EEPA.1998-004 for Ghana
Country Files
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) were involved in the establishment …

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in Accession 99-111 for Ghana
Thomas Smith photographs
Creators:
Smith, Thomas William Maccaulay
Dates:
between 1980-1985
Size:
606 Negatives (photographic) (+42 contact sheets., black & white, 35 mm. )
1 Boxe
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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in EEPA.1997-015 for Ghana
Atumpan: The Talking Drums of Ghana
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 …

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in HSFA.1988.19 for Ghana
John Marshall and Nicholas England Ghana Drumming films
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 …

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in HSFA.2008.11 for Ghana
Eva L. R. Meyerowitz Photographs
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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in EEPA.1987-009 for Ghana
Agbenyega Adedze photographs
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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in EEPA.1990-006 for Ghana
Healing Ritual of the Twelve Apostles Church of Ghana
Creators:
Breidenbach, Martha
Dates:
1975
Size:
Film reels (color silent, 2,000 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full film record of a weekly ritual performed every Friday in several hundred churches throughout Ghana. This church--known as the Church of the Twelves Apostles in Ghana and the Harrist Church in Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire)--is a modern African religious movement begun in 1913 by Liberian prophet William Wade …

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in HSFA.1977.02 for Ghana
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