Photograph by Major John Noble White of a mask worn by the Tetela people, Kasongo village, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1924. The mask pictured in the photograph was received by the National Museum of African Art in 1984 and is assigned the registration number 84-6-6.
Photographs taken among the Pende peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the years 1955-1957. Publications used for identifying and describing the collection photographs include L'Art Pende (Bruxelles: Académie royale de Belgique, 1958) and Les danses rituelles Mungonge et Kelas des Bapende (Academie royale des sciences coloniales, 1956), both by Léon de Sousberghe; Inventing Masks: Agency and History in the Art of the Central Pende by Z.S. Strother (The University of Chicago Press, 1998); and, from Secrecy: African Art that Conceals and Reveals Mary H. Nooter, ed. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1993), Z.S. Strother's article, The Physical and Social Boundaries of Secrecy: Eastern Pende Constuctions of Secrecy, pp. 157-178.
Photographs taken by L. Gabriel in Central Africa and Mozambique between 1914-1920.
Photographs taken by Norman G. Schrag during work in the Congo in support of his dissertation on Boma and the lower Congo from 1785-1885.
Photographs made by George H. Stathes in northern Nigeria, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda during the mid 1960s. Stathes' photographs depict people, agriculture, markets, fishing and fisheries, roads, a cemetery, ceremonies and dances, art, and Rwenzori Mountains.
This album contains 57 photographic prints, dating from circa 1899-1900, depicting the indigenous peoples of the Belgian Congo (later known as Zaire and presently known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Subjects depicted include costumes, body arts (hairstyles and scarification), funerary rituals, weavers and blacksmiths. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Kasai, Kwango and Luba peoples.
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.
This collection includes photographs of art objects owned by Lee Bronson, his wife, Dona Bronson, and his brother, Robert Bronson, for publication in the exhibit catalog entitled, "Joseph Cornet. A Survey of Zairian Art: The Bronson Collection," (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Museum of Art, 1978). The photographs document Zairian art objects owned by the Lee Bronson Family. There are images of figures from the Bembe, Hemba, and Songye peoples. Also included in the collection is a draft of the exhibit catalog.
Photographs taken by Veronique Goblet-Vernormelingen during her stay among the Luba people of Zaire in and around Kaniama in 1986.