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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:
Heldman, Marilyn
Dates:
1965-1996
Size:
179 slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of 179 slides taken by Marilyn Heldman in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Eritrea, and Cameroon. Subjects include architecture, art objects, marketplaces, pottery, reliefs and cultures including the Anuak, Dorze, Falasha, Fulani, Gurage, Tigre, Falasha .

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Creators:
Geary, Christraud M.
Dates:
1994
Size:
527 slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1994-008
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Dr. Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to Kenya and Tanzania in August 1994.

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Creators:
Conant, Francis
Dates:
1946-2011
bulk 1953-2008
Size:
20 Linear feet ((43 boxes) plus 25 digital storage media and 5 map folders )
Collection ID:
NAA.2012-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.

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Creators:
DeCorse, Christopher
Dates:
1978-1987
Size:
2363 slides (photographs) ((6 v.), color)
2,363 color copy slides
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-028
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Christopher DeCorse during his travels in Ghana, Gambia, Senegal, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire.

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Creators:
Nooter, Robert (photographer )
Dates:
1985
Size:
147 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Robert and Nancy Nooter of Swahili doors of coastal Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar and pyramids at Meroe, Sudan, 1985.

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Creators:
Shamir, Marli
Dates:
1966-1976
Size:
33 negatives (photographic) (color, 35mm)
1790 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120mm)
1,519 color slides (35mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Collection dates from 1966 to 1976 and includes 1,817 black and white negatives, 1,519 35mm color slides, several hundred prints, and manuscript materials. Locations include Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Israel, Mali, and Niger and depict agriculture, architecture, especially mosques, landscapes, marketplaces, masquerade and musical performances, sculptures, and textiles. Peoples depicted include the Bambara, Bella, Bozo, Dogon, Fulani, Gao, Mandingo, San, Songhai, and Tuarag peoples.

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Creators:
Bayly, Mura
Dates:
circa 1908-1910
Size:
29 lantern slides
192 prints (silver gelatin, albumen, halftone, chromolithograph, collotype, and platinum)
5 Linear Feet (5 linear inches of papers)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2010-22
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection is comprised of papers and photographs relating to Mura Bayly's travels in Indonesia and the Pacific islands. Photographs including prints and lantern slides document daily life, arts, architecture, ceremonies, and various events of Javanese, Fijian, Samoan, Maori, and other people. Some photographs were made by professional photogra...

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Creators:
Syntex
Dates:
1962-1978
Size:
13 Cubic feet (25 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0821
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of domestic and foreign advertisements--primarily tearsheets from medical journals--leaflets, and product literature from 1962 to 1978, maintained by Syntex to track its competitors' products.

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Creators:
Reining, Priscilla
Dates:
1916-2007
bulk 1934-2007
Size:
2 flat boxes
60.25 Linear Feet (145 boxes)
23 computer storage devices (floppy discs, zip discs, data tapes, and magnetic tape)
6 sound recordings
2 map drawers
Collection ID:
NAA.2009-25
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Priscilla Reining papers, 1916-2007, primarily document the professional life of Reining, a social anthropologist and Africanist who worked for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from 1974 to 1989. Her area of specialty was sub-Saharan Africa, specializing in desertification, land tenure, land use, kinship, population, fertility, and HIV/AIDS. During the 1970s, she pioneered the use of satellite imagery in conjunction with ethnographic data. She is also known for her ground-breaking research in the late 1980s that showed that uncircumcised men were more susceptible to contracting HIV/AIDS than circumcised men. The collection contains correspondence, field research, research files, writings, day planners, teaching files, student files, photographs, maps, sound recordings, and electronic records. Reining's research files, particularly on the Red Lake Ojibwa, the Haya, HIV/AIDS, and satellite imagery, form a significant portion of the collection.

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