Richard Flach photographs
Photographs taken by Richard Flach during his work with the Firestone Rubber Plantation near Monrovia, Liberia, during the 1930s. Photographs assembled in an album entitled, A Pictorial Story of Two Years Service on the Firestone Rubber Plantation, Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa: Jan. 5, 1936-Mar. 4, 1938.
Tetela Mask photograph
1 Prints (visual works) (black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
1 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 8 x 11.5 cm.)
Photograph by Major John Noble White of a mask worn by the Tetela people, Kasongo village, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1924. The mask pictured in the photograph was received by the National Museum of African Art in 1984 and is assigned the registration number 84-6-6.
African Postcard Collection
This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.
Roy Sieber Photographs
845 Slides (photographs) (dupe slides, color)
1068 Negatives (photographic) (+ field notes & contact prints , black & white, 35 mm.)
1,054 Photographic prints (black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Simon Ottenberg Collection (Olayinka Research)
4 Boxes (correspondence and research)
Research collection of materials related to Freetown artist Miranda Olayinka Burney Nicol (1927-1996) created between 2007 and 2013. The collection includes 4 boxes of correspondence and research and 1 box containing 11 electronic discs (CD-ROMS) primarily of images of Oyalinka's artwork. This research was compiled during the preparation of Ottenberg's book, Olayinka: a Woman's View: the …
Marilyn Heldman photographs
This collection is comprised of 179 slides taken by Marilyn Heldman in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Eritrea, and Cameroon. Subjects include architecture, art objects, marketplaces, pottery, reliefs and cultures including the Anuak, Dorze, Falasha, Fulani, Gurage, Tigre, Falasha .
Ivan Livingstone photographs
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.
Ethiopia Photograph Album
This collection includes one photographic album containing 269 silver gelatin black and white prints (12 x 16 cm.) and dates from 1936-1941. The photographs were taken in northern Ethiopia, and possibly Somalia. The images highlight peoples including the Danakil and Afar, dress, adornments, coiffures, churches, and historical residence, among other subjects.
Judith and Norman Miller study collection
141 Photographic prints (black and white)
The photographs in this study collection are related to the publication of Judith Miller's book Art in East Africa: a Guide to Contemporary Art.
Major Arthur E. Hillier photograph album
This collection consists of an album containing 36 photographs taken by Maj. Arthur E. Hillier, a British Army officer serving with the Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force, circa 1935. The images are portrait photographs, which were used to identify local staff and employees. Individuals from a variety of culture groups are depicted, including the Hausa, Yoruba, Kanuri, Nupe, Fula, Dakakari, Bella, Baggara, Sara, Angas, Tiv, Bagirmi and Zarma peoples.