46 Photographic prints (dupe prints, black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
8 Photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 18.5 x 40 cm. or smaller )
32 Photographic prints (cabinet cards (1 box), black & white, 4 x 5.5 in. )
Photographs and cabinet cards from Senegal collected by the staff of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, during the 1980s. Popular from the mid-1860s through the 1900s, cabinet cards were commercially produced 4" x 5 1/2" photoprints mounted on card stock measuring 4 1/4" x 6 1/2", often with an embossed studio name in the corner. Frequently sold as collectors' items, these cards often contained images of attractive women or royalty of various nationalities. Images include cabinet cards from the Bonnevide Photographic Studio and from J. Barbier.
National Museum of Mali study photographs
10 Photographic prints (color, 8 x 10 in.)
Photographs displayed in the exhibition entitled, "Regards croises," held at the National Museum of Mali in Bamako, Mali, from July 27 through August 26, 1990. The exhibit was a joint effort between the National Museum of Mali and The National Museum of African Art (U.S.), which included images from both museums. The prints are complementary copies from the National Museum of Mali. The National Museum of African Art provided images from the photographer, Eliot Elisofon.
Mali Study photographs
Photographs taken in Mali in 1934. The images are of a Songhai woman, two Fulani women, three boatmen on Lake Debo, a street in Mopti and a market in Mopti.
"Art of Cameroon" study photographs
Photographs from various museums assembled by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) for use in the traveling exhibition entitled, "Art of Cameroon" (on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from February 1, 1984-June 17, 1984). The exhibition was described on the Smithsonian website in these words: "On view are 153 objects, including figural sculptures, thrones, stools, elephant masks, bowls, baskets, calabashes (gourds), drinking horns, textiles, and more. Many objects are on loan from museums and collectors in the U.S., Europe, and Africa. "A crossroads for the migrations of many peoples, the diversity of Cameroon's population is reflected in the great variety and richness of art forms. Objects from the steppes and the forest are shown, but the primary focus of the exhibition is the art of the West African kingdoms of the Cameroon grassfields."
Klara Farkas photographs
Photographs taken by Klara Farkas in Ethiopia in 1971.
Chris Hubbard collection
Photographs taken by Chris Hubbard in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1969-1970, which primarily depict the funeral of Kuba Nyim Mbopey Mabiintsh ma-Kyeen.
Kibo Art Gallery collection
The collection consists of twenty slides taken at the Kibo Art Gallery, which was run by Tanzanian artist Elimo Njau. Ten of the slides were published/distributed by the Kibo Art Gallery and depict art objects. The other ten slides were photographed by Peace Corps volunteer Eloise Thompson and portray people at a workshop at the Kibo Art Gallery in Marangu in 1965, including artist Elimo Njau.
African Art in American Collections study photographs
This collection includes 329 black and white photographic prints, measuring 8 x 10 inches or smaller, that depict African art objects and were published in Warren M. Robbins' book, African Art in American Collections (New York, Washington, London: Praeger, 1966).
Marshall A. Janoff Collection
Robbins, Warren M.
1 Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
1 Sound discs (CD)
E.C. Higbee's "Round Africa Cruise" videos and photographs
7 Film reels (reels (2 hr 3 min), silent, black & white, 16 mm. 2793 ft)
126 Photographic prints ((1 v.), black & white, 7 x 13 cm.)
126 Photographic prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 7 x 13 cm. )
Photographs and film taken by Edwin Converse Higbee during his trip from Capetown to Cairo in 1929 aboard the S.S. Corinthia. The trip was sponsored by the Raymond & Whitcomb Co., a travel service based in Boston, Massachusetts, and promoted as a Round Africa Cruise. Images reflect a variety of people, countryside and architecture.