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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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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
between 1951-1960
Size:
1068 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Simon Ottenberg in Southeastern Nigeria within the Afikpo Village Group, at the time a group of 22 Eastern Igbo villages (sometimes considered part of the Cross River Igbo grouping) in southeastern Nigeria, while on a pre-doctoral Social Science Research Grant from December of 1951 through March of 1953 and during field research from September of 1959 to December of 1960. Also included are photographs taken from June of 1960 to December of 1960 of Abakaliki, a town and the administrative center of the northestern Igbo people, north of Afikpo. According to Dr. Ottenberg in his publication about masked Afikpo rituals, "The Afikpo belong to an Igbo subgroup called Ada or Edda (Forde and Jones 1950, pp. 51-56), which includes the Okpaha, Edda, Amaseri, and Unwana village-groups, all of which border on the Afikpo, and the Nkporo and Adaeze, both short distances away" (Masked Rituals of Afikpo, 1975, p. 3).

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Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1961-circa 2005
Size:
6567 slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.

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Creators:
O'Hear, Ann
Dates:
1980-2015
Size:
34 slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm)
2 Digital images
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Ann O'Hear of leatherworking and pottery technology in Ilorin, Nigeria, from 1980 to 2015.

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Creators:
Borgatti, Jean
Dates:
1971-2003
Size:
3617 slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm)
166 contact sheets ((2 binders))
3555 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35 mm)
4 Notebooks ((1 box))
1 cassette tape ((2 boxes))
25 Film reels (Super 8)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Jean Borgatti's collection dates from 1971 to 2003 and was created in Nigeria and Ghana. Much of the collection documents masquerades, shrines, festivals, market scenes, and ceremonies, and includes images of Urhobo, Uzairue, Ishan (Esan), Etsako, and Otuo peoples.

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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:
Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft in Basel
Switzerland. Basel Mission Archives
Dates:
1915
Size:
152 Photographic prints (dupe prints, black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
152 Photographic prints (+2 postcards , black & white, 15 x 20 cm or smaller.)
152 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black and white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-011
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by members of the Basel Mission and by professional photographers. The majority of photographs were taken in the Basel Mission Faktorei (B.M.F.) in Accra and in other Basel Mission stores in Dodowa, Akure, Nsawam and Kumasi. Photographs taken by the members of the Basel Mission are of missionary life, flora and fauna, daily activities and named missionaries and their spouses. The professional images were of better quality and larger in size than the personal photographs. Among them are several images of a railroad station in Accra and a fleet of trucks belonging to the Basel Mission. Most significant among these photographs are 30 images of Asante people and of carved Asante stools. Two images were taken by F.R.C. Lutterodt, a well-known Ghanaian photographer, who had maintained studios in German Cameroon and in Ghana.

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Creators:
Stathes, George H.
Dates:
circa 1963-1967
Size:
1,300 color slides (circa)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-10
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by George H. Stathes in northern Nigeria, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda during the mid 1960s. Stathes' photographs depict people, agriculture, markets, fishing and fisheries, roads, a cemetery, ceremonies and dances, art, and Rwenzori Mountains.

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Dates:
between 1958-1972
Size:
178 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2003-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Allan L. Pitcher, a Foreign Service officer working and traveling in Nigeria, Cameroon, Liberia, Ghana and Upper Volta. Images include individual and group portraits of men, women and children, leaders and village elders. There are numerous images of markets to include close-ups of market stalls and street views. Also included are images of rites, ceremonies and various dance performances in Liberia, among the boys about to enter the initiation camp, women of Sande society and dances performed in conjunction with government ceremonies. Another focus of the photography are industry and economic activities. Slides show rubber production in Firestone Rubber plantation (Liberia), mining and dam construction. Among the most important images are architectural shots, which include African residences as well as official buildings. Pitcher also photographed the Esso station with the screens by Adebisi Akanji and a shrine in Oshogbo.

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Creators:
Browning, Augustus
Dates:
1982-1985
Size:
1 box
49 photographic prints (black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Augustus Browning of Hausa and Fulani peoples in Nigeria between 1982 and 1985.

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