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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:
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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Creators:
Dickinson, Eleanor, 1931-
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1967-1977
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 6 videotapes, 1 audiotape)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0199
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Videotapes of Pentecostal ceremonies, such as snake handling, laying on of hands, baptisms, foot washing, casting out of devils, dancing in ecstasy; a video interview with Brother Harrison Mayes at his home in Middleburg, Kentucky; and an audiotape of revival meetings.

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Creators:
García, Héctor, 1923-
Dates:
1969
Size:
1 Booklet
80 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-6
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by Héctor García documenting Holy Week observances among the Cora in Western Central Mexico in 1969. They include images of a church, musicians, masks and mask makers, processions, and performers. Notes on some of the photographs relate them to descriptions in Fernando Benitez, Los indios de México, 1970. The photographs, mostly en...

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Creators:
O'Shaughnessy, Kevin J.
Dates:
circa 1960-1979
Size:
369 postage stamps
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains 369 African postage stamps from the post-independence period (circa 1960s-1970s). The stamps depict African leaders, traditional African art and artists, cultural performances, flora and fauna, and prominent visitors to the continent, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope Paul VI. A majority of the stamps come from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire. Other countries represented include Gabon, Mali, Cameroon, Tunisia, Zambia, Morocco, Dahomey (now Benin), Libya, Gambia, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zaire (formerly the Belgian Congo and now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Upper Volta (now Burkina-Faso), Mauritius, South Africa, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Uganda, Egypt, Sudan and the Comoros.

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Dates:
undated
Size:
75 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1971
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Five notebooks containing texts handwritten in Kickapoo syllabary and a phonetic transcription on mortuary customs and observances. A sixth notebook contains English translations, as well as anthropometric measurements of Joseph Murdock and his daughter, Rose. Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo that resided in Oklahoma, frequently assisted Michelson in hi...

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Creators:
Pope, Arthur.
Dates:
circa 1899-1900
Size:
57 photographic prints (Photograph album)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This album contains 57 photographic prints, dating from circa 1899-1900, depicting the indigenous peoples of the Belgian Congo (later known as Zaire and presently known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Subjects depicted include costumes, body arts (hairstyles and scarification), funerary rituals, weavers and blacksmiths. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Kasai, Kwango and Luba peoples.

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Creators:
Chojnacki, Stanisław
Dates:
1968, 1975
Size:
107 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
130 transparencies (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection contains 130 large format color transparencies, dating from 1968, of Ethiopian icons at the Institute of Ethiopian Studeis, Addis Ababa. The images were taken by Dr. Stanislaw Chojnacki and appear in his catalog publication Ethiopian Icons. The collection also includes 107 35mm color slides of the funeral of Emperor Haile Selassie I, taken by Dr. Chojnacki's colleague Dr. Paul Henze in 1975. At this time, the color slides are available for study purposes only.

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
Poweshiek, Horace
Dates:
1915, undated
Size:
134 pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2140
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by Alfred Kiyana on the one who made the wailing song, with an English translation by Horace Poweshiek. Poweshiek's translation is dated 1915 and is titled, "The one who made the wailing songs. The way a clan feast is carried on when any one dies. The one who made the sacred bundle." Kiyana's text is undated. Texts coll...

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Coyote, circa 1859-
Haag, Mack
Dates:
1931 Summer
Size:
127 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3218
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Narrative of Coyote, a 72 year old Southern Cheyenne man, handwritten in English by Truman Michelson and Mack Haag, also a Southern Cheyenne. The text includes a recounting of the history of the Cheyenne and stories from Coyote's life. Topics include skirmishes with U.S. soldiers, the construction of tipis, hunting, relations between men and women,...

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