Query: Elisofon, Eliot
South Africa Souvenir Album
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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in EEPA.1992-007 for Elisofon, Eliot
Gulla Pfeffer photographs
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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in EEPA.1991-014 for Elisofon, Eliot
West African photographs
Dates:
between 1877-1895
Size:
169 Negatives (photographic) (dupe negs., black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
169 Photographic prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
169 Photographic prints ((1 album), black & white, 14 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-017
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of West Africa, mostly from Lagos and coastal Nigeria, 1877-1895. There are high quality pictures of trading houses and residences in Lagos, often with the name of the owners given in the caption. One of the buildings depicted is the cathedral. Several exceptional images portray chiefs, such as the King of Opobo, and the wives of the King of Opobo, the Balogun of Epe, the Alake of Abeokuta, and the chief of New Calabar. Of greatest interest is a photograph entitled "Benin Gods" which shows figures from the Kingdom of Brass, taken in circa 1877/1878. There are also views of Cape Coast, Elmina, Accra, Wydah, Fernando Poo, Porto Novo, Grand Popo, and one from Liberia. The themes range from architecture to dances and weddings. Of particular interest are two depictions of fancy dress.

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in EEPA.1995-017 for Elisofon, Eliot
James Lee photographs
Creators:
Lee, James
Dates:
1963-1970
Size:
323 Slides (photographs) (1 volume, color, 35 mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by James Lee in Cameroon, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Zimbabwe between 1963 and 1970. The images reflect a variety of themes.

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in EEPA.1985-006 for Elisofon, Eliot
H.G.L. Smith photographs
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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in EEPA.1980-001 for Elisofon, Eliot
Maxwell and Betty Stanley study photographs
Creators:
Stanley, Betty, Mrs
Roy, Christopher D.
Stanley, C. Maxwell, 1904-1984 (collector and philanthropist)
Dates:
1985
Size:
120 Slides (photographs) (1 volume , color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of art objects collected by Maxwell C., 1904-1984, and Betty Stanley. The Stanley's had begun to collect African art objects during a business trip to West Africa in the 1960s, and they gradually acquired nearly 600 pieces. The objects are found today in the University of Iowa Museum. Events documented include official government ceremonies with staged indigenous dances; rituals in villages such as young members of the female sande society returning from the initiation camp; and visits by foreign heads of state such as Queen Elizabeth II and Josip Broz Tito of Yoguslavia. Art works include figures, masks, musical instruments, sculptures and staffs.

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in EEPA.1987-002 for Elisofon, Eliot
Melville Herskovits photographs
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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in EEPA.1986-029 for Elisofon, Eliot
Thomas Weir photographs
Creators:
Weir, Thomas
Dates:
1960-1966
Size:
48 Photographic prints ((1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
2330 Slides (photographs) ((2 v.), color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Thomas Weir in Liberia to document Liberian culture, 1960-1966. The photographs document the architecture, arts, events and peoples of Liberia, particularly the Bassa, Kru and Vai. Activities documented include blacksmithing, ivory carving, the making of a dugout canoe, pottery, market vending and basket and cloth weaving. Architectural images include government ministries, hospitals, schools and numerous street scenes in Monrovia, as well as Bassa houses and villages. Art works depicted include paintings on houses and signs, as well as paintings, sculptures and textiles created as tourist art. Events documented include official government ceremonies with staged indigenous dances; rituals in villages such as young members of the female sande society returning from the initiation camp; and visits by foreign heads of state such as Queen Elizabeth II and Josip Broz Tito of Yoguslavia. Liberians portrayed include President William V.S. Tubman and the people of Monrovia and other towns.

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in EEPA.1987-001 for Elisofon, Eliot
John Sebastien Derr photographs
Dates:
1906-1909
Size:
1 Lantern slide (color, 8 x 10 cm.)
93 Lantern slides (black & white, 8 x 10 cm.)
1 Folder (calendar (1909) , illustrated, 15 x 24 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs or collected by Dr. John Sebastien Derr, a member of the Sudan United Mission in Cameroon from 1906-1909. As a missionary he was devoted to converting the people in Cameroon to Christianity and to dispelling Islam. The majority of the slides depict life in Adamawa, northern Cameroon. The images document Islamic and other populations in Cameroon. The individual and group portraits of men, women, and children primarily focus on the lives of the indigenous peoples, though a few pictures of Europeans are included. A Hausa leader is featured among the portraits. The Sudan United Mission calendar displaying snapshots of a different missionary with each month. Dr. Derr is featured in January of 1909. Also included in the calendar are a list of officers, five prayers, a list of societies in the Sudan without a missionary and events that relate to the Sudan United Mission. Images of musicians, cooks, hunters, and laborers give some sense of village and missionary life. Other scenes reveal Central African terrain. There are two or three views of mountains, sunrise or sunset, and regional vegetation. Many images capture architecture, among which are building styles ranging from thatched edifices to colonial buildings and to urban street scenes in colonial Egypt. Maritime activity is exhibited in the shots of various boats used by the African peoples. European seamen and passengers are depicted as well. Along with photographs of northern Cameroon, there are several images of life in colonial Egypt.

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in EEPA.1993-004 for Elisofon, Eliot
Bida, Nigeria (Nupe) photographs
Dates:
1900-1905
Size:
146 Negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
146 Photographic prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
67 Photographic prints (albumen, black & white, 25 x 30 cm.)
79 Photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 16 x 11 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs belonging to the fiancée of Mr. A.E. Ball, a missionary with the Church Missionary Society in Bida, Nigeria (Nupe). While she was waiting for him in England, he sent numerous photographs with penciled explanations to her, which she kept even after the engagement had ended. Many of the images appear to be the work of A.W. Banfield, a Canadian missionary and a contemporary of A.E. Ball, whose photographs are now in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Identical images are found in Banfield's book, Life Among the Nupe Tribe, (1905). Twenty-five of the images are portraits of African men and women in the style and size of cartes de visite. Many more of the images include group photographs of Africans and Europeans. A third subject found among the images is architecture. These images include Nupe buildings in Bida, a cathedral in the Canary Islands, a mosque and the High Commissioner's bungalow in Zumgeru.

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