Anni Siranne-Coplan photographs
15 Contact sheets (+ notes (1 v.))
Photographs taken by Anni Siranne-Coplan in 1975 and 1976 of daily life in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo. Images depict architecture, open air markets and street scenes in cities, coastal towns and rural villages.
Vintage photographs collected by NMAfA staff
Vintage photographs, including albumen and silver gelatin photographic prints, collected by the staff of the National Museum of African Art from its inception in 1979.
David L. Watts collection
9 Issues (object groupings) (illustrated, 26 cm.)
25 Postcards (black & white, 9 x 14 cm.)
2 Photographic prints (black & white, 11 x 16 cm. or smaller.)
Photographs taken and postcards collected by David L. and Hazel B. Watts during their work as missionaries with the Disciples of Christ Congo Mission among the Nkundu people in the Congo during the 1920s and 1930s. Images depicted on the postcards were taken by commercial photographers. Magazines collected by David L. and Hazel B. Watts and published by the United Christian Missionary Society in Indianapolis, Indiana, entitled, "Congo Portfolio," issues No. 1 through X, circa 1952. The magazines describe the efforts of the missionary society in the Congo during the first half of the 19th century.
Bryce P. Holcombe slides
Photographs of art objects taken by Bryce P. Holcombe during the 1970s.
Art of West Africa study photographs
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.
Georgette and Frank Ballance photographs
Photographs taken by Frank and Georgette Ballance during their travels through Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco during the early 1970s.
Amina Dickerson photographs
238 Slides (photographs) (color)
Photographs taken by Amina Dickerson in 1982 during her travels in Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. Images are mostly of the Hausa, Yoruba and Tuareg peoples.
Frank Christol photographs
215 Negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
215 Photographic prints (silver gelatin (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Photographs taken by French Missionary Frank Christol during his stay in the Cameroon Grassfields, during the 1920s. The photographs document the peoples of the Cameroon Grassfields, particularly the Bamileke. Activities depicted include dancing and playing musical instruments. Objects include figures, masks, textiles and vessels. There are images of chiefs' palaces and architectural details such as carved doors and house posts. Portraits, often with people in groups with objects, document dress, hairstyles, jewelry and scarification. People portrayed include carvers with their work and chiefs in their palaces.
Sharon Pruitt photographs
Photographs taken by Sharon Pruitt of African artists and their work. Art works include those by Emmanuel Efeta, Jimoh Buraimoh, Asiru Olatunde, Gabriel Bamidele, Twins Seven Seven, Jacob Afolabi, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Bayo Ogundele, Gbade Akintunde, Asiru Olatunde, Toki Okunade, Taju Mohibi, Kolade Oshinowo, Muri Adejimi and Charles Umezude.
Robert and Nancy Nooter photographs
Photographs taken by Robert and Nancy Nooter of Swahili doors of coastal Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar and pyramids at Meroe, Sudan, 1985.