Query: Elisofon, Eliot
Visser Stereograph Collection
Creators:
Visser, Robert, 1860-1937
Dates:
circa 1900
Size:
3 Stereographs (printed on postcards; black and white; collotype)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-010
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection includes three postcards that depict stereographic images created by Robert Visser of villages, peoples, and a "fetish" figure in Congo (Democratic Republic).

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in EEPA.2008-010 for Elisofon, Eliot
Janet Stanley Ghana photographs
Creators:
Stanley, Janet
Dates:
1967
Size:
14 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1998-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Janet Stanley while working with the Ghanaian Youth Workcamp Association, from mid-June through mid-August, 1967. During this time, she served at two work camps, the first being in Awundome-Tsito, Ho District, Volta Region, where most of the slides were taken. The other photographic images were taken at Accra, her point of entry.

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in EEPA.1998-004 for Elisofon, Eliot
Wellington H. Cleaver photographs
Creators:
Cleaver, Wellington H.
Dates:
circa 1944
Size:
306 Photographic prints ((8 albums), black & white, 5.5 x 8 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-025
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Technical Sergeant Wellington H. Cleaver while on military tour in Western Africa, circa 1944.

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in EEPA.1993-025 for Elisofon, Eliot
German Colonies photographic album
Creators:
Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden
Dates:
1936
Size:
261 Photographic prints (color, 5 x 6 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-018
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Album containing prints collected from cigarette packets and assembled within. Prints are of scenes from German colonial possessions prior to the First World War.

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in EEPA.1993-018 for Elisofon, Eliot
Allan L. Pitcher photographs
Dates:
between 1958-1972
Size:
178 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2003-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Allan L. Pitcher, a Foreign Service officer working and traveling in Nigeria, Cameroon, Liberia, Ghana and Upper Volta. Images include individual and group portraits of men, women and children, leaders and village elders. There are numerous images of markets to include close-ups of market stalls and street views. Also included are images of rites, ceremonies and various dance performances in Liberia, among the boys about to enter the initiation camp, women of Sande society and dances performed in conjunction with government ceremonies. Another focus of the photography are industry and economic activities. Slides show rubber production in Firestone Rubber plantation (Liberia), mining and dam construction. Among the most important images are architectural shots, which include African residences as well as official buildings. Pitcher also photographed the Esso station with the screens by Adebisi Akanji and a shrine in Oshogbo.

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in EEPA.2003-003 for Elisofon, Eliot
James E. Payne photographs
Creators:
Payne, James E., 1941-
Dates:
1973-1977
Size:
325 Slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1988-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by James E. Payne while on vacation in East Africa of Coptic Christians in Ethiopia and the daily life of the Nuba and people in the Sudan. Images of Christians, mostly taken in the village of Lalibel, show various activities such as celebrations during the Timkat festival, cooking, Bible study and washing. Also depicted are art objects to include crucifixes and illuminated manuscripts. Images of the Nuba in Sudan, many from the Kordofan region, illustrate activities such as boat building in Omdurman, celebrating an Islamic festival in Omdurman, buying and selling in markets, and wrestling. Portraits depict body art and costumes. Also included are structures such as burial mounds and decorated houses.

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in EEPA.1988-006 for Elisofon, Eliot
Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Creators:
Sousberghe, Léon de
Dates:
1955-1957
Size:
212 Slides (photographs) (color)
1 Map (black & white, 50 x 70 cm.)
1 Map (color, 40 x 53 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1999-010
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

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.

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in EEPA.1999-010 for Elisofon, Eliot
John E. Lomas photographs
Creators:
Lomas, John E., 1941-
Dates:
1972-1973
Size:
905 Slides (photographs) ((2 v.), color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by John E. Lomas in the Sudan from 1972 through 1973. The images document the art and culture of village peoples of the Sudan to include the Dinka, Murle and Shilluk. Most are portraits showing body painting and scarification. Activities portrayed include buying and selling in markets, domestic chores, hunting and metal smithing. There are also images of modern and traditional architecture.

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in EEPA.1985-005 for Elisofon, Eliot
Smithsonian Folklife Festival's South African Display photographs
Creators:
Geary, Christraud M.
Dates:
1999
Size:
32 Prints (visual works) ((1 v.), color, 8 x 10 in.)
32 Negatives (photographic) (color, 35 mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Thirty-two color photographs of the South African Display on the mall in Washington, DC, during the Smithsonian Institution's Folklife Festival, June-July, 1999.

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in EEPA.2002-002 for Elisofon, Eliot
Thomas Smith photographs
Creators:
Smith, Thomas William Maccaulay
Dates:
between 1980-1985
Size:
606 Negatives (photographic) (+42 contact sheets., black & white, 35 mm. )
1 Boxe
11 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-015
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Thomas William Maccaulay Smith, an avid photographer, while serving as U.S. Ambassador to Ghana in the early 1980s. The images provide extensive documentation of woodworking techniques to include the carving of tools, stools, canoes and figures. Also included among the images are the textile production and blacksmithing.

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in EEPA.1997-015 for Elisofon, Eliot
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