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Creators:
Gabriel, Léopold
Dates:
between 1920-1940
Size:
370 postcards (silver gelatin (2 v.), black & white, 9 x 14 cm. or smaller )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1989-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by L. Gabriel in Central Africa and Mozambique between 1914-1920.

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Creators:
Hughes, Thomas L., Mr.
Dates:
[1840?]
Size:
32 Items (39 x 25 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1993.10
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The circumstances of creation are unknown for these watercolor drawings depicting Tamil men and women in various trades and activities. These ethnographic studies may have been rendered by a local Indian artist of the Pondicherry area of South India on commission for a French official or merchant. The name "Company School" has been attached to sugg...

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Creators:
Smith, H.G.L.
Dates:
1905-1907
Size:
90 photographic prints ((1 box)., black & white, 7 x 9 cm.)
90 photographic prints ((dupe prints) (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
90 negatives (photographic) ((dupe negs), black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1980-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

An album of photographs taken between 1905 and 1907 by H.G.L. Smith or his associates to document his hunting trips in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and the accompanying African workers.

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Creators:
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1928-1934
Size:
736 negatives (photographic) (+contact prints (5 v.), black & white, 3 x 4 in.)
736 Photographic prints ((6 v.), black & white, 3 x 4 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Melville J. Herskovits during his trips with his wife, Frances Shapiro Herskovits, to Surinam (1928-29); Dahomey, now Republic of Benin (1931); Haiti (1934); and Brazil (1941-42). From 1928 to 1943 Melville Herskovits and his wife, Frances Herskovits (nee Shapiro) traveled together throughout West Africa and the Americas to collect evidence of the legacy of African culture. The contributions of Frances Herskovits to her husband's research were fully recognized in an exhibition held by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, from April 2-August 9, 1998. Entitled, "Living Tradition in Africa & the America: The Legacy of Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits," the brochure noted, "On each trip, Frances was a full partner in the research...Until Melville's death in 1963, they worked together on the analysis of their data and the writing of books and articles; and after he died, she edited a collection of his papers."

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Creators:
Garrard, Timothy F.
Dates:
1980-2002
Size:
25,000 items
negatives (color , 35mm)
photographic prints (color , 4 x 6 inches)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2009-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of approximately 25,000 images (negatives and prints) taken by the late Dr. Timothy Garrard (1943-2007). Some images were taken in Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso between 1980-1990, but the majority were taken in Cote d'Ivoire from 1983-2002. Subjects depicted include natural and cultural landscapes, the Senufo Poro society, and the Akan, Baule and Senufo peoples.

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Creators:
Jenness, Aylette
Dates:
1967-1969
Size:
2293 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35 mm)
46 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120. mm)
72 contact sheets (black and white)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-019
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection includes photographs taken by Aylette Jenness in northern Nigeria between 1967 and 1969. They document daily life in a remote part of Yauri Emerite, focusing on the townspeople of Yelwa and those in its environs.

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Creators:
Higbee, Edwin Converse
Dates:
1929
Size:
6 film reels (reels (1 hr 49 min), silent, black & white, 16 mm. 2348 ft )
7 film reels (reels (2 hr 3 min), silent, black & white, 16 mm. 2793 ft)
126 Photographic Prints ((1 v.), black & white, 7 x 13 cm.)
126 Photographic Prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 7 x 13 cm. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1989-011
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs and film taken by Edwin Converse Higbee during his trip from Capetown to Cairo in 1929 aboard the S.S. Corinthia. The trip was sponsored by the Raymond & Whitcomb Co., a travel service based in Boston, Massachusetts, and promoted as a Round Africa Cruise. Images reflect a variety of people, countryside and architecture.

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Dates:
1969-1971
Size:
3,135 Negatives (circa, acetate)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made during the Smithsonian-New South Wales Expedition to Pakistan, possibly by the expedition's collectors or official photographers. The photographs document Pakistani people, homes, industries, and arts, including manufacturing and handicraft processes and products such as textiles, pottery, jewelry, and metalwork.

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Creators:
Livingstone, Ivan
Dates:
1972-1973
Size:
527 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection contains 527 color 35mm slides taken by Ivan Livingstone in West Africa (primarily the Republic of Benin but also in Ghana, Nigeria and Togo) circa 1972-1973. Images depict market scenes, Egúngún and Ifa ceremonies, religious ceremonies of the Celestial Church of Christ, funeral processions, decoration and ornament, clothing and dress, and musicians. There are also several images of the palace of the Oni of Ife. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Yoruba, Ifè, Oyo, Somba, Fon,Dan and Fula peoples.

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Creators:
Zagourski, Casimir
Dates:
circa 1925
Size:
6 negatives (photographic) (dupe negatives, black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
375 postcards (1 volume, black & white, 9 x 14 cm.)
437 photographic prints (12 folders, copy prints; black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
4 contact sheets
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-024
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection includes (6) 4 x 5 copy negatives, 375 postcards, 437 copy prints and 4 contact sheets.

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