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Dates:
[circa 1904-1919]
Size:
101 photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 18 x 30 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Linen covered family album of dark-brown album stock with 24 page and 101 photographic images ranging from small silver gelatin to large toned albumen ones. There are also several postcards and a pencil-drawing showing the owner on the last page. The album was compiled by the German merchant Paul Schaff, who lived and worked in German East-Africa (now Tanzania) in the years between c. 1904-1915. According to an entry in the album, he was awarded the Iron Cross 1st class for serving as a machine gun gunner under the command of General Lettow-Vorbeck in WWI in East-Africa, when the British fought the Germans and ultimately took over the region. According to a caption and a picture in the album, Schaff returned to Germany in 1919. The captions of the images give several locations in Tanzania, typical for the travels of somebody who worked in the colony. There is a caption under a postcard of a street in Dar es Salaam stating "Daressalam, my old domicile." Other photographs show Schaff in Tanga (1904), in Bukoba (1909), and in Kifumbiro as a soldier (1915). The photographs reflect various subjects to include landscapes (Lake Victoria), towns (Dar es Salaam) personal experiences (such as a Christmas celebration), and Africans. Among the latter are stunning high quality depictions of the Luo, here referred to by the German ethnological term Wagaia, and Maasai with an emphasis on dress and adornment. Another set of pictures shows life in a German military post. There are a few, large albumen prints towards the end of the album, which seem to depict German South-West Africa --judging by the dress of women in two images. These photographs might have been presents. Perhaps the owner of the album took a trip to that colony. Inscribed on the album cover are the words, "Zur Erinnerung an Deutsch-Ost-Afrika" [In memory of German East Africa] and a Maasai shield drawn in china ink and colors in the lower corner of the cover. On one of the last pages, there is the halftone color print of a bugle playing Askari, captioned "Deutsche vergesst nicht Eure Kolonien" [Germans do not forget your colonies]. The pencil portrait of the owner on the last page concludes the story line.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1866-1906, with related records to 1927
Size:
65.91 cu. ft. (98 document boxes) (6 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box) (88 3x5 boxes) (1 tube box) (oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 31
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Smithsonian from 1872-1927. Most of the records concern the tenure of Samuel P. Langley, the third Secretary, who served from 1887-1906. There is also some material dating from as early as 1866 to as late as 1927 in the collection. This record unit is the last to be based on a distinction between ...

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Creators:
Galerie Darthea Speyer (Paris, France)
Dates:
1953-2010
Size:
17.2 Linear feet
1.58 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.galedars
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Galerie Darthea Speyer measure 17.2 linear feet and 1.58 GB and date from 1953 to 2010. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the Paris gallery's relationship with American and European artists, as well as gallery exhibitions. Also found are scattered financial records, guestbooks, documentation on the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome art collection, exhibition announcements, posters, and additional photographs.

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Creators:
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1907
Size:
2 Stereographs (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-6
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Images of a Smithsonian display showing European settlers in a ship meeting American Indians in a canoe, made at the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition in 1907.

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2014
Size:
10 Photographs (digital, Tiff file, color)
Collection ID:
ACMA.01-007.7
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Neighborhood Change is a broad-based initiative that looks at change in urban neighborhoods and communities from the perspective of community residents and stakeholders. The Neighborhood Change project investigates, documents, and presents research on how residents engage with stake holders and decision makers around changes in their immediate urba...

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Creators:
Wright, A. Gilbert, (Arthur Gilbert), 1909- interviewee
Dates:
1983
Size:
9 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9523
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Bengston, Billy Al
Dates:
circa 1940s-1989
bulk 1960-1988
Size:
10.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bengbill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of southern California Pop artist Billy Al Bengston measure 10.4 linear feet and date from circa 1940s to 1989, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1960 to 1988. The collection documents the life and work of the artist through biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, gallery and museum files, teaching files, project and commission files, scattered artwork, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1996-1997
Size:
0.69 cu. ft. (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-177
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials that document visitor comments and complaints regarding American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art, an exhibition that ran at the National Museum of American Art from October 4, 1996-February 2, 1997. Visitors not only recorded their thoughts and comments but also contributed drawings...

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Creators:
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958
Dates:
1853-1977
Size:
6.9 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.valewilh
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian and museum director Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1977. Found within the collection are biographical materials, including information on the Lepsius and Valentiner families; correspondence with family, friends, art collectors, and art historians; seven diaries; additional writings and notes; printed materials; three clippings scrapbooks; artwork in the form of prints and woodcuts; and photographs of Valentiner and his family and friends, including two photograph albums.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1960-1995
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-600
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the exhibition records of Paul Forman, curator of modern physics, which document proposals, planning, and object research for exhibitions and displays. Earlier records date from when Forman was in the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy, and, prior to his arrival at the Smithsonian Institution, when that ...

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