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Creators:
Anders, Carolyn Loring
Dates:
circa 1928
Size:
Film reels (55 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1980 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1990.21
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot in the Yoruba town of Ogbomosho, Nigeria. Mrs. Anders, who worked as the supervisor of native nurses in the local hospital, filmed various aspects of daily life including farming, weaving, pottery making, and food preparation. Footage includes scenes of masked dance ceremonies featuring different types of egungun (masked dances), the l...

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Dates:
between 1906-1908
Size:
1 Boxe (+album)
128 Postcards (1 volume, black & white, 9 x 14 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Postcards mailed mostly in Lagos between 1906 and 1908 by W. Southcott to Miss Eva Jones, and later, during 1907, to Mrs. W. Southcott (nee Jones) of New Brighton, Cheshire.

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Creators:
Sanders Art Media
Dates:
circa 1987
Size:
50 Slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-021
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Slide kit of West Africa Art published by Sanders Art Media in Los Angeles, California, in 1987. The images are mostly of masks but also include some sculptors.

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Creators:
Edwards, J. J.
Dates:
1883
Size:
16 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS883
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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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:
McMullen, Alexis B. (collector and photographer)
Dates:
circa 1943-1944
Size:
70 Postcards (70 photographic postcards, silver gelatin)
86 Photographic prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.90-14
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made and collected by Alexis B. McMullen documenting peoples and culture in West Africa. The images created by McMullen and Captain D. B. McCloskey depict ceremonies at Kibib honoring Ofori Atta, a chief in the Central Province of the Gold Coast; a dance to the god of the sea at Teshi; and fishing boats and equipment. Additionally, th...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Dates:
1989
Size:
1 Video recording ((28:00 min.) , sound, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1989-030
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The videorecording "Togu na and Check: Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali", which documents two forms of art of the Dogon and Bamana peoples in Mali, West Africa, in 1989.

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Creators:
Hance, William Adams, 1916-
Dates:
1949-1970
Size:
2513 Slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
17 Maps
117 Postcards
10 Items ((guidebooks))
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-008
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection, which dates from 1949-1970, contains approximately 2513 color 35mm slides depicting the people, environment and cultures of more than 30 African countries. Images include landscapes, agriculture and marketplace scenes. Countries represented include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burundi, Rwanda, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Cote d'Ivoire and Zambia. Also included in this collection are 117 postcards from West and Central Africa and approximately 17 maps of and 10 guide books for East and West Africa. A small amount of miscellaneous ephemera rounds out the collection.

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Creators:
Stone, Janet
Dates:
circa 1963
Size:
1 Film reel (color silent; 500 feet, 8mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1996.03
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Amateur film shot by Janet Stone of the investiture of paramount chief Kande Sao of Kalangba, Gpendembu Gowahun Chiefdom, Sierra Leone, c. 1963. 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 wi...

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Dates:
1954-1955
Size:
31 Photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 19 x 31.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2019-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

A bound notebook of prints picturing a model of the royal palace at Babanki Tungo, West Cameroon. The accompanying caption on the inside of the first image reads, "The model represented in this photographic album is the royal palace at Babanki Tungo, West Cameroon. It was carved by Robert Toh, the royal craver, during 1954-55. The brass figurines were sculpted by Umaru Njasi, a brass-caster from Bamum. The photographs are by Evan G. Schneider and were taken in Southeastern Ohio. Mr. Schneider is also responsible for the printing. Gilbert D. Schneider Athens, Ohio - - 1968." The palace and figurines were also donated in 1979 to the Museum of African Art, now the National Museum of African Art (accession no. 79-1-1).

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