Beatrix Heintze postcards
Postcards collected by Leo Frobenius (1873-1938), who was an eminent German ethnographer, scholar and writer. He founded the Frobenius-Institut in Frankfurt, which exists to this day. It is likely that he collected them during his 1926 expedition to explore rock painting in the Nubian desert, which took him to Upper Egypt and to the Sudan. Another possibility is that he collected the cards on one of his later expeditions to North Africa or even purchased them in Europe. Eleven postcards belong to a series published by G.N. Morhig, the English Pharmacy in Khartoum, a town Frobenius must have visited during his 1926 expedition. They depict peoples in the Sudan (Nubians, Arab, Shilluk, Tonga, Bari and Jur) and their various dress and adornment. Two photographic postcards by M. Venieris depict a dance, and, Ab del gadir-Wad Halomia, "the rebel of April 1908," clearly is republished from an earlier image. The remaining postcards are part of the typical Orientalist depictions of women and children. J. Geiser of Aligiers is one of the publishers.
Slides collected by Lydia Puccinelli, Curator at the National Museum of African Art, from four photographers for a slide presentation in conjunction with a museum exhibition entitled, "Designs of the Ndebele: Beaded Craftwork in Africa," between 1977-1978. The photographers were Natalie Knight, owner of the Natalie Knight Gallery, in Johannesburg, South Africa; Suzanne Priebatsch, of Boston, Massachussetts; Peter Turner of Johannesburg, South Africa; H. de Lorm of Johannesburg, South Africa; and Rhoda Levinsohn of South Africa.
Elizabeth Chilver Study photographs
Kaberry, Phyllis M.
Photographs taken by Elizabeth Chilver and Phyllis M. Kaberry of people, costumes and architecture in Cameroon from 1958 through 1963. Duplicate prints from a photographic collection held by the Pitt Rivers Archives in Oxford, England.
Kathleen Daubert Smith photographs
164 Slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Photographic prints taken by Kathleen Daubert Smith of coptic art in Ethiopia in 1999. One image is of a priest.
Lauren Goodsmith photographs
Portrait images and domestic scenes from Mauritania of Halpoular, Moor and Wolof peoples, mostly women; some children and men. All the images are captioned by the photographer and include the subjects names as well as the region, date and activity. The more noteworthy images include Moor women preparing wool for weaving (nos. 37, 38, 39), girls playing a game of "golorgal" with playing board clearly visible (no. 34), and a wooden tablet with verses from the Koran (no. 19). As a documentary photographer, Ms. Goodsmith focuses predominantly on the lives of women and children in developing countries. Her images—chiefly from North and West Africa, Egypt and India—are on file with the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), The Image Works, and Johns Hopkins Photoshare, and her portraits from a series done in Kashmir are in the photographic collection of the Brooklyn Museum. All of the images of this photographic collection are originals. Ms. Goodsmith works chiefly with Communication for Change, a New York-based nonprofit organization that has developed participatory video projects in collaboration with community groups.
Northern Nigeria photographs
copy prints (black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Photographs assembled in an album documenting the Fulbe, Tiv and Wurkun peoples of north-central Nigeria. Images include Fulbe on horseback, Tiv women and children, a Wurkun headman, and Wurkun in indigenous attire. Activities illustrated include dancing and playing musical instruments such as drums, horns with gourd resonators and string bows.
Veronique Goblet-Vanormelingen photographs
166 Slides (photographs) (color)
215 Photographic prints (color, 3.5 x 5 in.)
9 Photographic prints (color, 10 x 8in.)
Photographs taken by Veronique Goblet-Vernormelingen during her stay among the Luba people of Zaire in and around Kaniama in 1986.
Carl Purcell photographs
Photographs taken by Carl M. Purcell during his travels through East Africa and West Africa to include Ethiopia, Senegal, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Tanzania, Gabon and Ghana. Images are mostly portraits of individuals, circa 1970.
Egyptian Postcard Album
120 Postcards (color, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.)
Postcards of Lower and Upper Egypt published in the first decade of the 20th century. The majority of the postcards are unused, but some of them had been posted between 1900 and 1906.
Kerwin Roche photographs
Photographs taken by Kerwin B. Roche of wildlife in Kenya and Tanganyika and of African dancing in Nairobi, Kenya, over an eighteen month period, 1973-1974.