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Creators:
Sanborn, Elwin R. (Elwin Roswell)
New York Zoological Society
Dates:
September 23, 1904
Size:
12 Photographs
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.204
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains photographs depicting the erection of a Tlingit totem pole and chief's house near the Mammals' Pond at the New York Zoological Society on September 23, 1904.

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Creators:
Brusseaux, Eugene
Dates:
between 1900-1905
Size:
35 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 6 x 7 cm.)
354 photographic prints (silver gelatin (1 box), black & white, 7 x 8 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1999-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The album was compiled by Eugene Brusseaux, a French colonial, very likely a merchant, who lived, worked and traveled in the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic (then Afrique Equatoriale Francaise), and in northern Cameroon (then German colony of Kamerun). The images may well have been taken by Brusseaux himself. Mr. de Strycker acquired the album, which previously belonged to Professor Verneau of the Musee de L'Homme, Paris, in a sale from Professor Verneau of the Musee de l'Homme, Paris. The album shows the classic arrangement of many similar colonial albums, depicting Brusseaux's voyage from France to Libreville in Gabon, and Matadi on the mouth of the Congo River. From there Brusseaux took the railroad to Leopoldville (Kinshasa) and traveled on the Brazzaville. He continued on the Congo River to Balobo and Kounda, then over land towards the Sangha River, through Bonga and Loboko to M'Bako on the Sangha River and to Ouesso, now on the border of the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. From Ouesso, he continued on to Nola, Carnot and Baboua. He then visited Kounde, and crossed into German territory, moving on the Ngaoundere. This is where the album ends. The photographs depict some of the Belgian and French colonial cities. There are excellent images of transportation in Matadi. Brazzaville is the topic of many good architectural photographs. A very interesting set shows the Catholic Mission of Brazzaville in 1901 and 1904 with a unique interior shot of the cathedral. Further inland, the photographs of colonial settlements focus on trading posts, such as Bonga, Kadei, Carnot and Baboma. Many photographs show Africans, indigenous architecture, and celebrations. They focus on the Pomo, the Pande, the Baya (Baja in German writing), and Hausa and Fulbe. Images from Baboma, Kounde and Ngaoundere show indigenous Fulbe architecture, including a series of the Lamido's palace at Ngaoundere, and Fulbe kings, retainers and women. One set depicts women with Fulbe style coiffures of extraordinary complexity (wigs).

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National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
bulk 1976-2001
Size:
4 Cubic feet ((19 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the cd and tape copies of this project. Please note that the original recordings are NOT part of this collection; the originals were returned to their original tape series and accession. The collection also contains the background documentation on this project, including grant information, and tape summaries.

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Dates:
[circa 1904-1919]
Size:
101 photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 18 x 30 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Linen covered family album of dark-brown album stock with 24 page and 101 photographic images ranging from small silver gelatin to large toned albumen ones. There are also several postcards and a pencil-drawing showing the owner on the last page. The album was compiled by the German merchant Paul Schaff, who lived and worked in German East-Africa (now Tanzania) in the years between c. 1904-1915. According to an entry in the album, he was awarded the Iron Cross 1st class for serving as a machine gun gunner under the command of General Lettow-Vorbeck in WWI in East-Africa, when the British fought the Germans and ultimately took over the region. According to a caption and a picture in the album, Schaff returned to Germany in 1919. The captions of the images give several locations in Tanzania, typical for the travels of somebody who worked in the colony. There is a caption under a postcard of a street in Dar es Salaam stating "Daressalam, my old domicile." Other photographs show Schaff in Tanga (1904), in Bukoba (1909), and in Kifumbiro as a soldier (1915). The photographs reflect various subjects to include landscapes (Lake Victoria), towns (Dar es Salaam) personal experiences (such as a Christmas celebration), and Africans. Among the latter are stunning high quality depictions of the Luo, here referred to by the German ethnological term Wagaia, and Maasai with an emphasis on dress and adornment. Another set of pictures shows life in a German military post. There are a few, large albumen prints towards the end of the album, which seem to depict German South-West Africa --judging by the dress of women in two images. These photographs might have been presents. Perhaps the owner of the album took a trip to that colony. Inscribed on the album cover are the words, "Zur Erinnerung an Deutsch-Ost-Afrika" [In memory of German East Africa] and a Maasai shield drawn in china ink and colors in the lower corner of the cover. On one of the last pages, there is the halftone color print of a bugle playing Askari, captioned "Deutsche vergesst nicht Eure Kolonien" [Germans do not forget your colonies]. The pencil portrait of the owner on the last page concludes the story line.

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Creators:
Macdonald, Claude, Major General
Dates:
circa 1895
Size:
135 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
135 photographic prints (albumen, black & white, 14 x 21 cm.)
135 photographic prints (copy prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-019
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic album formerly belonging to Major General Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Commissioner, Oil Rivers Protectorate, in West Africa, circa 1895. The album contains photographs of the consulate general in Old Calabar, Opobo and Bonny. Images, such as the arrival of Lady Macdonald in 1895 (returning from a home leave), interiors of British residences, and (named) group portraits of the British reflect colonial life and infrastructure. Native and British troops are depicted as well. Several images show the results of the British attacks on Brass and Nembe, in retaliation for King Nana's unwillingness to cooperate. Several images were taken of chiefs, among them a copy photograph of a 1882 image of King Nana of the Benin River, King Jaja of Opobo, King Koko of Brass, King Duke IX of Old Calabar, and King George Pebble of Bonny. Perhaps the most outstanding imagery is a series "On the way to Benin," which contains the photograph of an altar, a crucified woman, a forest path, and a contingent of British colonials. Several remarkable photographs depict Cross River masquerades with head crests, dances of Kru "Boys," and portray women of the Niger Delta. One photograph, showing the bronze sculpture of a Benin horseman placed on a rug in front of a wall (very likely taken in Nigeria), is of great interest for art historians. This particular figure left Benin before the city was ransacked and destroyed by the British Punitive Expedition in 1987, and, according to William B. Fagg, eminent historian of Nigerian art, came to the Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool, UK, as early as 1892 (note that Macdonald arrived in the Oil Rivers Protectorate in 1891).

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Creators:
Reis, Jacob A.
Reis, Eleanor Nicely, Mrs.
Dates:
1910-1920
Size:
174 transparencies (dupe trans, black & white, 6 x 9 cm. )
96 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 8 x 11 cm. )
96 transparencies (dupe trans, black & white, 8 x 11 cm. )
24 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 9 x 11 cm. or smaller )
110 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 9 x 11 cm. or smaller)
129 lantern slides (silver gelatin, black & white, 6 x 9 cm. )
3 volumes (copy prints, black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
2 volumes (contact prints, black & white, 9 x 11 cm. )
174 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 6 x 9 cm. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Jacob Anthony Reis to document his experiences in Southern Cameroon while serving as a Presbyterian missionary from 1909 to 1945. The photographs document the life and peoples at Jacob A. Reis's mission stations, especially in and near Efulen, Cameroon, in the early 20th Century. African peoples pictured include the Bassa, Bulu and Ntumu. Structures depicted include churches, a dispensary, a fishing hut, a saw mill, school buildings such as a Baptist girls' school in Doulal and thatched roof buildings. Also included are African ritual objects collected by the mission and a photographic reproduction of a handwritten statistical list of bible readers, communicants, preachers and students.

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Creators:
Baker, Paul S.
Dates:
bulk 1929-1993
Size:
2.63 Cubic feet ((3 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0655
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following: five oversized rolled panoramic unit group photographs from Brooks Field, 1929; reports from the engineering department of Chance Vought Aircraft; pilot log books; design study brochures; the flight records of Paul S. Baker; volumes 1-5 of the Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences; correspondence; maps; ten...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1979-2003
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-029
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the activities of the curatorial staff of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Subjects covered include the exhibition master plan, workshops, repatriation, exhibitions, councils, collections management, collection research, conservation treatment, budgetary matters, and research....

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Creators:
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1995 August 2-3
Size:
149 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.adams95
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Clinton Adams conducted 1995 August 2-3, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, at his home, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Creators:
Page, Marie Danforth, 1869-1940
Dates:
1893-1983
Size:
3.1 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.pagemari
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Reels 4071-4072 Biographical information; a diploma; correpondence; handwritten notes; personal and other writings; photographs; exhibition materials; clippings; business receipts and lists of paintings; and subject files.

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