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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
circa 1980s
Size:
136 Photographic prints ((1 box; 2 folders), black and white, 8 x 10 inches or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-017
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs from various museums assembled by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) for use in the traveling exhibition entitled, "Art of Cameroon" (on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from February 1, 1984-June 17, 1984). The exhibition was described on the Smithsonian website in these words: "On view are 153 objects, including figural sculptures, thrones, stools, elephant masks, bowls, baskets, calabashes (gourds), drinking horns, textiles, and more. Many objects are on loan from museums and collectors in the U.S., Europe, and Africa. "A crossroads for the migrations of many peoples, the diversity of Cameroon's population is reflected in the great variety and richness of art forms. Objects from the steppes and the forest are shown, but the primary focus of the exhibition is the art of the West African kingdoms of the Cameroon grassfields."

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Creators:
Pfeffer, Gulla, 1887-1967
Dates:
circa 1927
Size:
1,561 photographic prints ((9 v.), black & white, 17.5 x 24 cm. or smaller)
100 negatives (photographic) (lantern slides, black & white)
443 negatives (photographic) (black & white)
photographic negatives (black & white, 35 mm.)
12 boxes (notebooks)
977 photographic prints ((dupe prints) (4 v.), black & white, 175 x 24 cm.)
546 photographic prints ((contact prints) (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 11 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document Gulla Kell Pfeffer's trip, ca. 1927, from Victoria (Cameroon) to Kano (Nigeria). She had spent time with the Zumperi, continued on through Takum and Wukari following the old trade road connecting the Grassfields with this region. From there she traveled to Pankshin, Jos, Zaria, before reaching Kano. The pictures have been captioned by Kell Pfeffer.

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Creators:
Derr, John Sebastien
Dates:
1906-1909
Size:
1 lantern slide (color, 8 x 10 cm.)
93 lantern slides (black & white, 8 x 10 cm.)
1 folder (calendar (1909) , illustrated, 15 x 24 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs or collected by Dr. John Sebastien Derr, a member of the Sudan United Mission in Cameroon from 1906-1909. As a missionary he was devoted to converting the people in Cameroon to Christianity and to dispelling Islam. The majority of the slides depict life in Adamawa, northern Cameroon. The images document Islamic and other populations in Cameroon. The individual and group portraits of men, women, and children primarily focus on the lives of the indigenous peoples, though a few pictures of Europeans are included. A Hausa leader is featured among the portraits. The Sudan United Mission calendar displaying snapshots of a different missionary with each month. Dr. Derr is featured in January of 1909. Also included in the calendar are a list of officers, five prayers, a list of societies in the Sudan without a missionary and events that relate to the Sudan United Mission. Images of musicians, cooks, hunters, and laborers give some sense of village and missionary life. Other scenes reveal Central African terrain. There are two or three views of mountains, sunrise or sunset, and regional vegetation. Many images capture architecture, among which are building styles ranging from thatched edifices to colonial buildings and to urban street scenes in colonial Egypt. Maritime activity is exhibited in the shots of various boats used by the African peoples. European seamen and passengers are depicted as well. Along with photographs of northern Cameroon, there are several images of life in colonial Egypt.

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Dates:
between 1958-1972
Size:
178 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2003-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Allan L. Pitcher, a Foreign Service officer working and traveling in Nigeria, Cameroon, Liberia, Ghana and Upper Volta. Images include individual and group portraits of men, women and children, leaders and village elders. There are numerous images of markets to include close-ups of market stalls and street views. Also included are images of rites, ceremonies and various dance performances in Liberia, among the boys about to enter the initiation camp, women of Sande society and dances performed in conjunction with government ceremonies. Another focus of the photography are industry and economic activities. Slides show rubber production in Firestone Rubber plantation (Liberia), mining and dam construction. Among the most important images are architectural shots, which include African residences as well as official buildings. Pitcher also photographed the Esso station with the screens by Adebisi Akanji and a shrine in Oshogbo.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
circa 1969-1990
Size:
36.08 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 487
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) exhibition files, arranged by exhibition. The files contain varying amounts of information, including itineraries, shipping and insurance papers, press releases, lists of items, correspondence with lenders, and occasional photographs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Public Relations
Dates:
1955-1956, 1975-1989
Size:
7.21 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 489
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Dudas, Michael A.
Dates:
1983
Size:
41 slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1984-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Michael A. Dudas while traveling in Angola, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1983.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1952-1988
Size:
0.8 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 536
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1979-1988
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administrative activities of Peggy A. Loar, Director (1981-c. 1991) regarding Smithsonian traveling exhibitions sent on international tour. International tours of exhibitions were common in the 1980's and 1990's, the world economy changed making these tours more expensive. As a result, in recent years, international ...

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Creators:
Reis, Jacob A.
Reis, Eleanor Nicely, Mrs.
Dates:
1910-1920
Size:
174 transparencies (dupe trans, black & white, 6 x 9 cm. )
96 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 8 x 11 cm. )
96 transparencies (dupe trans, black & white, 8 x 11 cm. )
24 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 9 x 11 cm. or smaller )
110 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 9 x 11 cm. or smaller)
129 lantern slides (silver gelatin, black & white, 6 x 9 cm. )
3 volumes (copy prints, black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
2 volumes (contact prints, black & white, 9 x 11 cm. )
174 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 6 x 9 cm. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Jacob Anthony Reis to document his experiences in Southern Cameroon while serving as a Presbyterian missionary from 1909 to 1945. The photographs document the life and peoples at Jacob A. Reis's mission stations, especially in and near Efulen, Cameroon, in the early 20th Century. African peoples pictured include the Bassa, Bulu and Ntumu. Structures depicted include churches, a dispensary, a fishing hut, a saw mill, school buildings such as a Baptist girls' school in Doulal and thatched roof buildings. Also included are African ritual objects collected by the mission and a photographic reproduction of a handwritten statistical list of bible readers, communicants, preachers and students.

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