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Table Cloth

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
173cm
Width:
108.5cm
Culture:
Temne  Search this
Object Type:
Cloth
Place:
Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Collection Date:
1970
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10459-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8491081

Vera Viditiz-Ward photographs

Photographer:
Viditz-Ward, Vera  Search this
Extent:
48 photographic prints (black and white , 11 x 14 inches.)
Culture:
Vai (African people)  Search this
Mende (African people)  Search this
Limba (African people)  Search this
Kissi (African people)  Search this
Kono (Sierra Leonean people)  Search this
Temne (African people)  Search this
Kuranko (African people)  Search this
Yalunka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Sierra Leone
Date:
circa 1990
Summary:
The collection contains 48 matted black and white photographs, measuring 11 x 14 inches, taken by photographer and art professor Vera Viditz-Ward. These prints comprised the exhibition Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone, which was on display at the National Museum of African Art from November 1990 through September 1991. The images consist of portraits of paramount chiefs in Sierra Leone and include ceremonial clothes and headcovers, jewelry, handheld objects, drums, staffs and ivory trumpets. Culture groups depicted include the Yalunka, Limba, Koranko, Kono, Kissi, Mende, Krim, Vai, Lokko and Temne peoples.
Biographical/Historical note:
Vera Viditz-Ward is a photographer and professor in the Art and Art History Department at Bloomsburg College. She received her BFA from the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford, CT and her MFA in Photography from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her photographic work explores the lives and experiences of West Africans both in their own countries and their experiences as immigrants in the United States. Her photographs have been published and exhibited in numerous solo shows both nationally and internationally. Professor Viditz-Ward has also conducted research in the history of photography. She has published several articles, written a chapter in a book and frequently presents lectures on the history of Black African photography. She is the recipient of several honors and awards including two Fulbright-Hayes Research Grants and a National Education Association Research Grant. Her photographs are in numerous collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art; the United States Department of State Art in Embassies permanent collection; and the National Museum of Sierra Leone.
General note:
Title provided by EEPA staff.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Warren Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art holds a copy of Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone, an catalog from Viditz-Ward's exhibition of the same name, which ran at the National Museum of African Art from November 1990 to September 1991.
Separated Materials note:
The Warren Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art holds a copy of Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone, an catalog from Viditz-Ward's exhibition of the same name, which ran at the National Museum of African Art from November 1990 to September 1991.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
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:
Drums  Search this
Trumpets  Search this
Staffs (Sticks, canes, etc.)  Search this
Hairdressing  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
headgear  Search this
Costume  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Citation:
Vera Viditz-Ward Photographs, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1992-021
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1992-021

Cloth "Kolinge"

Donor Name:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Collector:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Length:
178cm
Width:
144cm
Culture:
Temne  Search this
Object Type:
Cloth
Place:
Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1996-Oct-08
Collection Date:
1975
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
409926
USNM Number:
E427519-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460230

Basket (?)"Ka Blai"

Donor Name:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Collector:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Height:
20.5cm
Diameter:
50.5cm
Culture:
Temne  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Mano (near), Moyamba, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1996-Oct-08
Collection Date:
1975
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
409926
USNM Number:
E427450-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460161

Cloth "Kolinge"

Donor Name:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Collector:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Length:
173cm
Width:
128cm
Culture:
Temne  Search this
Object Type:
Cloth
Place:
Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1996-Oct-08
Collection Date:
1975
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
409926
USNM Number:
E427517-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460228

A note on Temne kingship in the early nineteenth century / by E. A. Ijagbemi

Author:
Ijagbemi, E. Adeleye  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1972
Topic:
Kings and rulers  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Tribal government  Search this
Call number:
DT1 .T186
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043544

The slave trade in nineteenth century Temneland and the British sphere of influence / Kenneth C. Wylie

Author:
Wylie, Kenneth C  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1973
19th century
Topic:
Slave trade  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT1.A1 A26
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097997

"Tok Af, Lef Af" : a political economy of Temne techniques of secrecy and self / Rosalind Shaw

Author:
Shaw, Rosalind  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
2000
Topic:
Temne (African people)--Psychology  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Women, Temne  Search this
Husband and wife  Search this
Temne secrecy  Search this
Call number:
B5305 .A373 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100650

Temne witchcraft beliefs in rural and urban settings in Sierra Leone / David P. Gamble

Author:
Gamble, David P  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1974
Topic:
Temne witchcraft  Search this
Witchcraft  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Supernatural  Search this
Call number:
DT470 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108695

The political kingdoms of the Temne : Temne government in Sierra Leone, 1825-1910 / Kenneth C. Wylie

Author:
Wylie, Kenneth C  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 251 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1977
1808-1896
1896-1961
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
DT516.42.W9X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_191834

Balancing the lopsided load : dimension and sequence in the arts of the Temne / by Frederick John Lamp

Author:
Lamp, Frederick  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1983
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Call number:
N7399.S5 L23 1983
N7399.S5L23 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_204163

Temne names and proverbs / collected by Abou Bai-Sharka

Author:
Bai-Sheka, Abou  Search this
Physical description:
136 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1986
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Proverbs  Search this
Proverbs, Temne  Search this
Call number:
GR352.2.T4 T28 1986
GR352.2.T4T28 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_379604

Temne stories and songs / collected by Ibrahim Bangura, Heribert Hinzen, Lansana Kamara

Author:
Bangura, Ibrahim  Search this
Hinzen, Heribert  Search this
Kamara, Lansana  Search this
People's Educational Association of Sierra Leone  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1986
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Call number:
GR352.2.T4 T282 1986
GR352.2.T4T282 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_379605

Dreaming as accomplishment : power, the individual and Temne divination

Author:
Shaw, Rosalind  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1992
Topic:
Temne divination  Search this
Dreams  Search this
Call number:
BF1078 .D727 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_506545

The Rokel River and the development of Inland trade in Sierra Leone

Author:
Ijagbemi, E. Adeleye  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Rokel River Region (Sierra Leone)
Date:
1970
Topic:
Commerce  Search this
Call number:
DT1 .O27o
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_518897

An opera of the West African Bondo : the act, ideas and the word

Author:
Lamp, Frederick  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1988
Topic:
Temne initiation  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
GN473 .A25 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_529718

Cosmos, cosmetics, and the spirit of Bondo

Author:
Lamp, Frederick  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Sande Society  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1985
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Women, Temne  Search this
Masks, Temne  Search this
Temne symbolism  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_530918

The Bundukas of Sierra Leone

Author:
Wurie, A  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1953
Topic:
History  Search this
Landogo  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
DT516 .S573
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_533010

The ethnography of the protectorate : review article

Author:
Banton, Michael 1926-  Search this
McCulloch, Merran  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1955
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
DT516 .S573
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_537027

Le masque d'une dynastie Temné = The mask of a Temne dynasty

Title:
Mask of a Temne dynasty
Author:
Hart, William  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Musée Barbier-Mueller  Search this
Type:
Articles
Art collections
Date:
1990
Topic:
Temne brass masks (Costume)  Search this
Masks, Temne  Search this
Temne masquerades  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
N5310.7 .A784
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542097

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