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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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Creators:
Stevens, Phillips, Jr
Dates:
1964-1965
Size:
99 slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1990-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Phillips Stevens Jr. in Nigeria from 1964 through 1965. The photographic images are of Hausa and Yoruba architecture, art works in-situ including the bronzes at Tada and Jebba, and Masquerades among the Nupe peoples.

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Dates:
1895-1897
Size:
65 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
65 photographic prints (albumen (1 box), black & white)
65 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of inhabitants and landscapes of Southern Nigeria. Images include views of Old Calabar; colonial architecture, interior and exterior; Christmas group portrait; Queens Diamond Jubilee, 1897, in Calabar; portraits of Africans employed by the colonials; wedding in Creektown; sports in Calabar; Niger Coast Protectorate marching band; chiefs at Native Court, Calabar; soldier from the Gold Coast Protectorate with Benin medal; a yacht; dance at the late King Duke's IX quarters, Calabar; Chief Essien-Etum, Calabar; King Epo Honesty III, Creektown; Chief Coffee Adam Lion Bar; Chief's Coco's war canoe; and Calabar women with their attendants.

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Creators:
Bascom, William Russell, 1912-1981
Dates:
1950-1951
Size:
1 Film reel (11 minutes, color silent; 400 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1989.19
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film shot in Oyo, Nigeria during field research. This visual record reflects Bascom's approach to the study of African aesthetics, one which integrated an analysis of the social role, status, and function of the artist with his/her individual style, ideas, and technique. Footage records traditional Yoruba craft techniques including pottery m...

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Creators:
Barbour, Jane
Dates:
between 1965-1969
Size:
103 slides (photographs) (color)
1 box
36 photographic prints (color, 15 x 10 cm. or smaller)
photographic negatives (color, 35 mm.)
120 photographic prints (black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Contact prints (black & white, 6 x 5 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1998-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Jane Barbour in 1965 at Ibadan and in 1969 at Obeokuta, Nigeria, during her research of textiles. The majority of the photographic images are of textiles, either being made, worn or displayed.

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Dates:
1891 May
Size:
1 albumen print (cabinet card, black and white, 12.7 x 17.8 cm. (5 x 7 inches) (without mount))
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

One cabinet card with an albumen photographic print by Cyril Punch of a Benin altar with two bronze heads supporting ivory tusks and framing a group of brass statues and bells, an inscription on the frame reading, "Juju altar, Benin City, May 1891.

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Creators:
Fagg, William B., 1914-1992
Dates:
between 1949-1959
Size:
2,452 Photographic Prints ((21 boxes), black and white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document William Fagg's extensive survey work in Nigeria and his trips to Benin, Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zaire. The photographs illustrate African cultures and works of art, especially those of the Yoruba in Nigeria. Nigerian artisans portrayed include a blacksmith in the town of Jebba, a craftsman casting brass at Ijebu-Ode, and a potter at work in Nok. Celebrations and ceremonies documented include the igue oba and itue ceremonies and the festival of leaves in Benin. There are also images of dances of the Bargesh in northern Nigeria and a masked dance at Nok. Architecture documented includes altars and shrines in Benin and in Oyo, Nigeria; a Birom settlement; Brazilian-style houses in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin; an emir's house in Nigeria; a Jarawa village in Nigeria; the mosque in Keffi, Nigeria; and palaces of Yoruba kings. Most of the photographs show sculpture including Benin bronze plaques and hip masks; Esie stone sculpture; Ifa divination boards, drums, and figures; a Kuba ndop (royal statue) in the Kinshasa Museum; Nok terra-cotta and wooden figures; and Tada bronze figures. There also are images of epa (masquerade) masks; gelede (men's society) masks; a head of Olokun (a male Yoruba divinity) from Ibadan, Nigeria; and Yoruba edan ogboni (bronze staffs) and ibeji (twin figures) from Nigeria. Images of objects by identifiable artists include a palace pillar, post and sculpture by Agbonbiofe; a door and epa mask by Areogun; and a house post and lidded bowl by Olowe of Ise.

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Dates:
circa 1960
Size:
1 Film reel (14 minutes, color silent; 497 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1999.08
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film documents a celebration of Nigerian independence attended by British royalty (possibly Queen Elizabeth). Pageantry includes processions of various leaders and their tribal members and dances. Film also includes street scenes in Lagos with a parade of Catholics and Protestants adults and children, school children in their uniforms, a fun...

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Creators:
Connie
Dates:
1923-1925
Size:
19 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
192 photographic prints (silver gelatin (1 album), black & white, 16 x 21 cm. or smaller )
192 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs compiled in an album by the wife (Connie) of a British official (T. or Tim) who was stationed in Onitsha on the Niger River from 1923 through 1925. Onitsha was the headquarters of the Onitsha Province, which comprised the divisions of Onitsha, Enugu, Obolo, Awgu and Awka. The region is settled by the Igbo peoples. The album contains numerous images of Igbo peoples, as well as pictures of the British and their lifestyles.

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Creators:
Mack, Beverly B. (Beverly Blow), 1952-
Dates:
2002, 2005
Size:
664 digital images (JPEG.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2006-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains 664 digital images (JPEG files) depicting the built environment, landscape and people of Morocco, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and South Africa. A large number of images depict people in and around the Gidan Rumfa palace in Kano, Nigeria, including spectators of and participants in a ceremonial procession celebrating Eid ul-Fitr (the end of Ramadan); servants, concubines, praise singers and musicians in and near the palace harem; members of the royal household and the royal guards; and Alhaji Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano. Other images depict architectural features of the palace. Images from Morocco, Ghana, Niger and South Africa include various scenes of daily life, architecture, markets, cemeteries and landscapes.

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