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Creators:
Fagg, William B., 1914-1992
Dates:
between 1949-1959
Size:
2,452 Photographic Prints ((21 boxes), black and white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document William Fagg's extensive survey work in Nigeria and his trips to Benin, Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zaire. The photographs illustrate African cultures and works of art, especially those of the Yoruba in Nigeria. Nigerian artisans portrayed include a blacksmith in the town of Jebba, a craftsman casting brass at Ijebu-Ode, and a potter at work in Nok. Celebrations and ceremonies documented include the igue oba and itue ceremonies and the festival of leaves in Benin. There are also images of dances of the Bargesh in northern Nigeria and a masked dance at Nok. Architecture documented includes altars and shrines in Benin and in Oyo, Nigeria; a Birom settlement; Brazilian-style houses in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin; an emir's house in Nigeria; a Jarawa village in Nigeria; the mosque in Keffi, Nigeria; and palaces of Yoruba kings. Most of the photographs show sculpture including Benin bronze plaques and hip masks; Esie stone sculpture; Ifa divination boards, drums, and figures; a Kuba ndop (royal statue) in the Kinshasa Museum; Nok terra-cotta and wooden figures; and Tada bronze figures. There also are images of epa (masquerade) masks; gelede (men's society) masks; a head of Olokun (a male Yoruba divinity) from Ibadan, Nigeria; and Yoruba edan ogboni (bronze staffs) and ibeji (twin figures) from Nigeria. Images of objects by identifiable artists include a palace pillar, post and sculpture by Agbonbiofe; a door and epa mask by Areogun; and a house post and lidded bowl by Olowe of Ise.

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Creators:
King, Stanley.
Dates:
1927-1939
Size:
6.05 Cubic Feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2010.0022
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 6.05 cubic feet of material relating to Charles Lindbergh including photograph albums; scrapbooks; postcards; photographs; philately; sheet music; records; film; CDs (data and audio); videotapes; flyers; articles; advertisements; reception ephemera; magazines; and labels.

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Creators:
Gathmann, Louis
Dates:
1887-1907
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1095
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of three patents issued to Louis Gathmann.

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Creators:
Sherman, Penoyer L., Jr
Dates:
1900
Size:
38 negatives (glass)
47 mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.106A
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Physical anthropological photographs of Philippine peoples, made for the Pan-American Exposition by Penoyer L. Sherman on commission from Frank F. Hilder. Frontal, profile, and back views of largely nude individuals may have been intended to represent lay figures of various Philippine tribes and regions, including Vicol (Bicol), Pangasinan, Ilocano...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
1981-2002
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-068
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the development, design, and execution of special exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Some records also document installations of these NMNH exhibitions at other museums or traveling exhibitions from other museums that were installed at NMNH. Exhibitions documented i...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Shamir, Marli
Dates:
1971
Size:
229 gelatin silver prints (black and white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
89 Photographic prints ((1 v.), black and white, 23 x 18 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-025
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Marli Shamir in Mali, in 1971. The majority of the images show architecture in Djenne, Mali. Other images depict architecture of the Dogon in Timbuktu, Gao and San. Photographs from this collection were featured by Labelle Prussin's thesis entitled, "The Architecture of Djenne; African Synthesis and Transformation," (Yale University, 1974) and in her book entitled, "Hatumere: Islamic Design in West Africa," (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986). The images have also been displayed in an exhibition entitled, "Marli Shamir Photographs from the Sahel," held in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, in 1976.

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Creators:
Reagan, Albert B., 1871-1936
Dates:
undated
Size:
212 Pages
2 Maps
3 Items (musical score pages )
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1802
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes text and drawings, 2 sketch maps, 21 native drawings, 3 pages musical scores.

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Creators:
Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang, 1908-1985
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1936-1938
Size:
285 Photographic prints (albumen)
122 negatives (photographic) (acetate)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.019
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Includes images of the indigenous people of Ecuador, primarily the Tsatchela (Tsachila, Colorado) of Pichincha province and the Shuar-Achuar of Oriente province. Also includes 51 images of the indigenous people of Honduras, primarily the Xicaque and Maya.

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Creators:
Cory, Charles B. (Charles Barney), 1857-1921
Dates:
1959
Size:
10 acetate negatives (black and white, 5 x7 inches.)
119 Photographic prints (gelatin silver.)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.043
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 119 gelatin silver prints and 10 black-and-white negatives taken by Charles Barney Cory between 1877-1896. The images depict scenes of everyday life among the Seminole Indians of Florida.

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Murdock, Joseph
Dates:
1929
Size:
185 Items (ca. 185 pages)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1335
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Truman Michelson conducted research among the Kickapoo in 1929 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. During this time, he worked with Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo and former student at Carlisle Indian Industrial School. This collection contains an assortment of Kickapoo lingustic notes, ethnographic notes, and stories that Michelson obtained from Murdock. To...

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