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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:
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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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:
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:
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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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:
Robbins, Warren
Dates:
1982
Size:
226 slides (photographs) (1 volume, color, 35 mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1982-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Warren Robbins during a research trip to Cameroon, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana in 1982.

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Creators:
Coronel, Patricia, Dr.
Dates:
1972-1974
Size:
20 slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1990-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Patricia Coronel of Aowin (Akan) arts, Ghana, 1972-1974.

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Dates:
circa 1920
Size:
6 postcards
1 map
1 pamphlet (descriptive leaflet)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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