During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited the Benue plateau region, near Makurdi crossing. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Typed index card reads, "Z 1 Nig. Nigeria. Jos Plateau. Elisofon at "All Peace" welder and mechanic shop. 1/1971. Maya Bracher. neg.no. VII-30, 27A." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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