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Creators:
Emily Dean
Edwin R. Dean
Dates:
1965-1967
Size:
117 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Slides taken in Nigeria, 1965-67, a few years after independence and at the eve of the Biafra War by Edwin R. and Emily Dean. Emily Dean took most of the photographs. She taught at the St. Louis Secondary School. The images are typical for the time period (note that some of them are half frame images, taken with a type of camera heavily promoted in the 1960s). Geographic locations reflect the Deans' experiences and travel: the University of Ibadan Campus, the Jos Museum, Bida , Zaria, Kano, Lagos, and Abeokuta. Of particular interest is a series of Adire production in Abeokuta, the old palace at Idanre and the Timi of Ede's Shango shrine.

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Creators:
Mittlebrook, J.E.
Dates:
1898
Size:
50 photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 13.5 x 20 cm. or smaller)
50 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
50 photographic prints (black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Fifty photographs taken by J.E. Mittlebrook and published by D'Urban and Kimberley in 1898 in an album entitled, South African Souvenir.

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Dates:
circa 1901-1940
Size:
3.4 Linear Feet ((37 books) (1 box))
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-108
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection, which dates from circa 1901-1940, contains 37 books from African-American authors associated with the Harlem Renaissance. These materials were purchased in support of the exhibit "The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties" which was held at the Anacostia Community Museum from September 1985--December 1986.

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Creators:
Renwick Gallery
Dates:
1970-1983
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the exhibitions Woodenworks: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen; Design Is . . .; and Craft Multiples. Woodenworks: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen was the major inaugural exhibition at the Renwick Gallery and was on display from January 28 - July 19, 1972. I...

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Creators:
Pfeffer, Gulla, 1887-1967
Dates:
circa 1927
Size:
1,561 photographic prints ((9 v.), black & white, 17.5 x 24 cm. or smaller)
100 negatives (photographic) (lantern slides, black & white)
443 negatives (photographic) (black & white)
photographic negatives (black & white, 35 mm.)
12 boxes (notebooks)
977 photographic prints ((dupe prints) (4 v.), black & white, 175 x 24 cm.)
546 photographic prints ((contact prints) (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 11 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document Gulla Kell Pfeffer's trip, ca. 1927, from Victoria (Cameroon) to Kano (Nigeria). She had spent time with the Zumperi, continued on through Takum and Wukari following the old trade road connecting the Grassfields with this region. From there she traveled to Pankshin, Jos, Zaria, before reaching Kano. The pictures have been captioned by Kell Pfeffer.

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Creators:
Corbey, Raymond, 1954-
Dates:
between 1900-1930
Size:
255 postcards ((silver gelatin prints), black & white , 9 x 14 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Postcards collected by Dr. Raymond Corbey whose published works discuss most of the postcards in this collection. One part of the collection consists of postcards which Corbey acquired. The second part of the collection was compiled by a French colonial, known only as "Nic." Dr. Corbey organized the postcards according to theme and publisher. Themes include Northern Africa World Fairs and Religious Societies. Publishers include J. Geiser (Algiers), Lehnert and Landrock (Tunis), Gautron (Dakar), Fortier (Dakar), and Nels and Ernest Thill (Brussels). Among the more prominent postcard images is one of a minkisi by R. Visser (ca. 1890), depictions of installations and fairs at Tervuren (1900) colon sculptures in Savalou (Benin), circa 1920, an early depiction of a "Ricksha" boy, a Luba mask dancer, and a village chief in Dahomey.

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Creators:
Rouse, G. H. (George Henry), 1838-1909
Dates:
Calcutta :, Baptist Mission Press,, 1874
Size:
1 Volume (50 leaves of tipped-in albumen prints, 58 p, 25 x 17 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1997.02
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

A published pictorial guide with illustrations of the city of Lucknow, India. In its ideal state, the volume contained 50 tipped-in albumen prints, accompanied by full textual descriptions of each scene depicted, along with a large-sized plan of the city executed by Parogha Ubbas Alli, Assistant Municipal Engineer, who may have been the photographe...

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Creators:
Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008
Dates:
November 16, 1998
Size:
1 Sheet (31 x 38 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1998.09
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

One sheet bearing Hillary's signature, along with a line drawing of two figures climbing a mountain, both in black ink.

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Creators:
Schneider, Wilhelm, 1902-1990
Dates:
between 1937-1940
Size:
84 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 box), black & white, 18 x 13 cm. or smaller)
158 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
158 photographic prints (silver gelatin (2 v.), black & white, 18 x 13 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-011
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Wilhelm Schneider (1902-1990) to document his experiences as a missionary for the Swiss Basel Mission in Cameroon, 1937-1940. The photographs document the culture of the Weh people and their neighbors in the Cameroon Grassfields during the 1930s. Activities include a funeral ceremony, hair braiding, house building, bridge crossing, food preparation, drum playing, knife sharpening, cotton spinning, field work, market selling and preaching. Architecture depicted includes chiefs' palaces, compounds, a mission school house, shrines and villages. Portraits include chiefs, kings, members of the secret society, kweifo, with their adornments, and other people showing dress, masks, ornaments and scarification.

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Creators:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912
Dates:
circa 1860s
Size:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1999.20
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

One albumen print of the Nynee Tal, The Church, A peep from the Upper Mall, circa 1860s. Signed "Bourne 1633" in the lower left corner of the image.

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