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Container

Donor Name:
Charles C. Roberts  Search this
Culture:
Vai  Search this
Object Type:
Container
Place:
Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1930-Jun-21
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
110352
USNM Number:
E349097-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8403011
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Container

Donor Name:
Charles C. Roberts  Search this
Culture:
Vai  Search this
Object Type:
Container
Place:
Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1930-Jun-21
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
110352
USNM Number:
E349098-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8403012
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Pouch, Leather

Donor Name:
Department Of Anthropology  Search this
Culture:
Vai  Search this
Object Type:
Pouch
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
1966-Nov-14
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
269964
USNM Number:
E406414-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8436235
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Chief's Sword

Donor Name:
Willard P. Tisdel  Search this
Culture:
Vai  Search this
Object Type:
Sword
Place:
Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1885-Jun-26
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
016168
USNM Number:
E76257-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8479406
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Vai woman, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
A 2 VAI 1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 212
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref13038

Vai woman, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
A 2 VAI 2 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 214
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref13260

Vai woman, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
A 2 VAI 3 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 215
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref13371

Vai woman, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
A 2 VAI 6.0.1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 224
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref14370

Masquerader performing the mask Gbetu, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Mende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Mende or Vai masquerader from the Dance troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "The Vai, Mende, Gola, De and southern Kpelle have an helmet-shaped wooden mask known as Gbetu among the De, and Gola and Bowu among the Vai and Mende. This mask closely resembles the masks of the Sande society except that it is surmounted by a long ringed neck with a small head at the top. Its costume consists of three skirts of raffia worn around the waist, chest and neck, which looks somewhat like a haystack without arms and legs. The movements of the Gbetu are energetic and acrobatic as it proceed with great swishing motions. It can rise to a considerable height and then suddenly collapse until it is nearly flush with the ground." [Siegmann W. and Perani J., 1976: Men's Masquerades of Sierra Leone and Liberia. African Arts. Regents of the University of California. Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
E 2 VAI 1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 3921
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20354

Masquerader performing the mask Gbetu, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Mende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Mende or Vai masquerader from the Dance troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "The Vai, Mende, Gola, De and southern Kpelle have an helmet-shaped wooden mask known as Gbetu among the De, and Gola and Bowu among the Vai and Mende. This mask closely resembles the masks of the Sande society except that it is surmounted by a long ringed neck with a small head at the top. Its costume consists of three skirts of raffia worn around the waist, chest and neck, which looks somewhat like a haystack without arms and legs. The movements of the Gbetu are energetic and acrobatic as it proceed with great swishing motions. It can rise to a considerable height and then suddenly collapse until it is nearly flush with the ground." [Siegmann W. and Perani J., 1976: Men's Masquerades of Sierra Leone and Liberia. African Arts. Regents of the University of California. Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
E 2 VAI 2 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 3922
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20356

Masquerader performing the mask Gbetu, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Mende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Mende or Vai masquerader from the Dance troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "The Vai, Mende, Gola, De and southern Kpelle have an helmet-shaped wooden mask known as Gbetu among the De, and Gola and Bowu among the Vai and Mende. This mask closely resembles the masks of the Sande society except that it is surmounted by a long ringed neck with a small head at the top. Its costume consists of three skirts of raffia worn around the waist, chest and neck, which looks somewhat like a haystack without arms and legs. The movements of the Gbetu are energetic and acrobatic as it proceed with great swishing motions. It can rise to a considerable height and then suddenly collapse until it is nearly flush with the ground." [Siegmann W. and Perani J., 1976: Men's Masquerades of Sierra Leone and Liberia. African Arts. Regents of the University of California. Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
E 2 VAI 3 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 3923
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20357

Young dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts young female dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "African ballet, as a scenic art for modern audiences, is a montage of traditional sequences making a comprehensive story with an exposition, a plot, and , as with all morality tales, a conclusion. The next prerequisite is to be acquainted with a large number of traditional dance movements. Thirdly, ethnic trends are quickly learned. If you want grace in motion, delicacy of touch, select the Kru or Glebo; for powerful stomping call the Vai; quickest tempo may be provided by Gola, Gio, ...." [Dorsinville R., 1970: The Making of Liberian Ballet. African Arts. Regents of the University of California. Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
F 2 VAI 1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Dance  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 5076
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref21634

Young dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts young female dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "African ballet, as a scenic art for modern audiences, is a montage of traditional sequences making a comprehensive story with an exposition, a plot, and , as with all morality tales, a conclusion. The next prerequisite is to be acquainted with a large number of traditional dance movements. Thirdly, ethnic trends are quickly learned. If you want grace in motion, delicacy of touch, select the Kru or Glebo; for powerful stomping call the Vai; quickest tempo may be provided by Gola, Gio, ...." [Dorsinville R., 1970: The Making of Liberian Ballet. African Arts. Regents of the University of California. Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
F 2 VAI 6 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Dance  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 5081
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref21639

Young dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts young female dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "African ballet, as a scenic art for modern audiences, is a montage of traditional sequences making a comprehensive story with an exposition, a plot, and , as with all morality tales, a conclusion. The next prerequisite is to be acquainted with a large number of traditional dance movements. Thirdly, ethnic trends are quickly learned. If you want grace in motion, delicacy of touch, select the Kru or Glebo; for powerful stomping call the Vai; quickest tempo may be provided by Gola, Gio, ...." [Dorsinville R., 1970: The Making of Liberian Ballet. African Arts. Regents of the University of California. Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
F 2 VAI 11 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 5087
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref21646

Young dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts young female dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "African ballet, as a scenic art for modern audiences, is a montage of traditional sequences making a comprehensive story with an exposition, a plot, and , as with all morality tales, a conclusion. The next prerequisite is to be acquainted with a large number of traditional dance movements. Thirdly, ethnic trends are quickly learned. If you want grace in motion, delicacy of touch, select the Kru or Glebo; for powerful stomping call the Vai; quickest tempo may be provided by Gola, Gio, ...." [Dorsinville R., 1970: The Making of Liberian Ballet. African Arts. Regents of the University of California. Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
F 2 VAI 12 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 5088
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref21647

Young dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts young female dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "African ballet, as a scenic art for modern audiences, is a montage of traditional sequences making a comprehensive story with an exposition, a plot, and , as with all morality tales, a conclusion. The next prerequisite is to be acquainted with a large number of traditional dance movements. Thirdly, ethnic trends are quickly learned. If you want grace in motion, delicacy of touch, select the Kru or Glebo; for powerful stomping call the Vai; quickest tempo may be provided by Gola, Gio, ...." [Dorsinville R., 1970: The Making of Liberian Ballet. African Arts. Regents of the University of California. Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
F 2 VAI 13 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 5089
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref21648

Young dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts young female dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "African ballet, as a scenic art for modern audiences, is a montage of traditional sequences making a comprehensive story with an exposition, a plot, and , as with all morality tales, a conclusion. The next prerequisite is to be acquainted with a large number of traditional dance movements. Thirdly, ethnic trends are quickly learned. If you want grace in motion, delicacy of touch, select the Kru or Glebo; for powerful stomping call the Vai; quickest tempo may be provided by Gola, Gio, ...." [Dorsinville R., 1970: The Making of Liberian Ballet. African Arts. Regents of the University of California. Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
F 2 VAI 15 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 5091
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref21650

Young dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts young female dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "African ballet, as a scenic art for modern audiences, is a montage of traditional sequences making a comprehensive story with an exposition, a plot, and , as with all morality tales, a conclusion. The next prerequisite is to be acquainted with a large number of traditional dance movements. Thirdly, ethnic trends are quickly learned. If you want grace in motion, delicacy of touch, select the Kru or Glebo; for powerful stomping call the Vai; quickest tempo may be provided by Gola, Gio, ...." [Dorsinville R., 1970: The Making of Liberian Ballet. African Arts. Regents of the University of California. Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
F 2 VAI 16 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 5092
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref21652

Young dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts young female dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "African ballet, as a scenic art for modern audiences, is a montage of traditional sequences making a comprehensive story with an exposition, a plot, and , as with all morality tales, a conclusion. The next prerequisite is to be acquainted with a large number of traditional dance movements. Thirdly, ethnic trends are quickly learned. If you want grace in motion, delicacy of touch, select the Kru or Glebo; for powerful stomping call the Vai; quickest tempo may be provided by Gola, Gio, ...." [Dorsinville R., 1970: The Making of Liberian Ballet. African Arts. Regents of the University of California. Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
F 2 VAI 16.0.1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 5093
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref21653

Young dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe, Monrovia, Liberia

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Liberia
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts young female dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "African ballet, as a scenic art for modern audiences, is a montage of traditional sequences making a comprehensive story with an exposition, a plot, and , as with all morality tales, a conclusion. The next prerequisite is to be acquainted with a large number of traditional dance movements. Thirdly, ethnic trends are quickly learned. If you want grace in motion, delicacy of touch, select the Kru or Glebo; for powerful stomping call the Vai; quickest tempo may be provided by Gola, Gio, ...." [Dorsinville R., 1970: The Making of Liberian Ballet. African Arts. Regents of the University of California. Published by UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
F 2 VAI 20 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 5097
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref21657

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