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Collection JAROCKI Barbara, 1983

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Curator:
Jarocki, Barbara
Physical description:
67 photographic prints : color
1 postcard
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Headgear
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1983
1983-1983
Notes:
Title provided by EEPA staff.
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. For information on photo services and research appointments, please contact Archives staff at: elisofonarchives@si.edu.
Barbara Jarocki curated numerous exhibits featuring African art, including "African Art from Nigeria and the Ivory Coast" (April 6-25, 1983) and "Cameroon: Art and Life Interwoven" (April-July, 1988), for which she produced an exhibition catalog. A geneous donor, Jarocki and her husband, Robert Fudim, gave the artwork "Playing Card", circa 1770, to the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Museum.
Donated by Barbara Jarocki in 2016.
Organization:
Organized into four series. A checklist provided by the donor was used while processing the collection
Summary:
The collection consists of one postcard and 67 photographic prints documenting the installation for and art objects in the show "African Art from Nigeria and the Ivory Coast" (April 6-25, 1983), held at the Sarah Lawrence College Art Galley, and curated by Barbara Jarocki. The postcard is an invitation to the opening reception.
Cite as:
Barbara Jarocki Collection, EEPA 2016-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives 950 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20560-0708
binder Room 2140A 1
Topic:
Wood-carving
Headdresses
Masks
Ibeji
Works of art in situ
Exhibition
Local number:
EEPA 2016-003
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Barbara Jarocki Collection 1983
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_384151

Collection OTTENBERG Simon, 1970-1992

Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon
Physical description:
4055 slides : col
Culture:
Limba (African people)
Mandingo (African people)
Igbo (African people)
Fulbe (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white transparencies
Place:
Africa
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Nigeria
Date:
1970-1992
Notes:
Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
Donated by Simon Ottenberg, 2000.
Organization:
Images indexed by original slide number
Summary:
Photographs taken by Simon Ottenberg in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.
Also included are photographs taken from February of 1988 to March of 1988 of a memorial service for a prominent Bafodea leader. The huboga (second funeral) was conducted by Simon Ottenberg.
16 photographs taken by the Wesleyan Methodist Minister, Pa Huff, at Bafodea old town and new town. Paul Hamaidu Mansaray, former field assistant, donated them to Simon Ottenberg in 1999. Restricted: Donor's permission required for duplication.
153 photographs taken by Professor Labelle Prussin in Guinea, while Simon Ottenberg was on a field research in 1980. Restricted: Photographer's permission required for duplication.
163 photographs taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from January 30, 1988 to February 5, 1988. The research resulted in the publication "We Are Becoming Art Minded: Afikpo Art, 1988," African Arts 22:4, p.58-67, p.88, 1989.
55 photographs taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while he was invited to receive a chieftaincy title at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from October 11, 1992 to October 20, 1992.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20560-0708
slides 3,414 cold vault
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Rites and ceremonies
Clothing and dress
Dance
Headdresses--headgear
Weavers
Beadwork
Music
Local number:
EEPA 2005-001
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Simon Ottenberg photographs 1978-1992
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273432

Collection FREYER Bryna (L'Afrique Occidentale), 1934

Physical description:
22 photographic prints : b&w ; 15.5 x 24.5 cm. (1 box)
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Guinea
Niger
Sudan
Togo
Burkina Faso
Mauritania
Dakar (Senegal)
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1898
1898-1898
1934
Notes:
Donated by Bryna Freyer, 2002.
The album was the second edition.
Summary:
Twenty-two of thirty photographs published in the picture book entitled, "L'Afrique Occidentale Française," by Librairie de l'enseignement, Paris, 1934. The book was the twenty-first book in a series of thirty-six picture books. The images are numbered 601 through 530. Missing image numbers are 604, 606, 607, 608, 609, 612, 613 and 625.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
box 1 shelf C12-E
Local number:
EEPA 2002-003
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229735

Collection EAST AFRICA ALBUM, 1904-1915

Physical description:
102 photographic prints : b&w ; 18 x 30 cm. or smaller (1 box)
Culture:
Maasai (African people)
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Tanzania
Date:
1898
1898-1898
1904-1915
Notes:
Purchased, 2002. Conserved through a preservation grant funded by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee, 2006.
Summary:
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.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
box 1 shelf C12-E
Local number:
EEPA 2002-004
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229736

Collection GEARY Christraud (Folklife Festival), 1999

Photographer:
Geary, Christraud M
Physical description:
32 negatives: col. ; 35 mm
10 prints: col. ; 8 x 10 in. (1 v.)
Type:
Color photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
1999
1999-1999
Notes:
Donated by Christraud Geary, 2002.
Summary:
Thirty-two color photographs of the South African Display on the mall in Washington, DC, during the Smithsonian Institution's Folklife Festival, June-July, 1999.
Repository Loc.:
volume 1 shelf C3-A
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
Local number:
EEPA 2002-002
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229741

Collection ZAGOURSKI Casimir, 1924-1936

Physical description:
119 postcards : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm. (silver gelatin prints)
3 photographic prints : b&w ; 26.5 x 19.7 cm. or smaller (silver gelatin)
3 drawings : b&w ; 29.8 x 22.7 cm. or smaller
Type:
Picture postcards
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
South Africa
Senegal
Date:
1924
1924-1936
Notes:
Casimir d'Ostoja Zagourski, 1880-1941, Polish nobleman and professional studio photographer, who had maintained a studio in Leopoldville (now Kinshasa), Congo, between the World Wars.
Purchased, 2002.
Organization:
postcards: organized in one volume; arranged numerically by original postcard number
prints: organized in one box
frames: organized in nine boxes
Summary:
The photographic materials were brought to the U.S.A. in the late 1940s with the widow of Victor Ghislain Pilet, who had worked in the Belgian Congo during the late 1930s. In 1939, he received an honorable mention (Decoration Industrielle de 2ème classe) for his services in the Congo. The widow, since married and widowed again, live in the Cape.
There are also nine wooden display frames adorned with carved animal tusks, though not of elephant ivory, produced in a workshop somewhere in the Congo.
The photographs belong to the series of 417 images, entitled L'Afrique qui disparaît, which Casimir Zagourski (1883-1944), a Polish photographer, who lived in Léopoldville, created in the years between 1924 and 1935. He edited the series in different forms. One of the postcards includes a mistake in the captioning which could occur in the printing process. There are three larger unique silver gelatin prints. These images and several postcards were framed in the display frames. The three pen and ink drawings by are signed "Henry," and were framed.
Repository Loc.:
volume 1 shelf C12-E
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
Local number:
EEPA 2002-005
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_230067

Collection CORBEY Raymond, 1900-1930

Collector:
Corbey, Raymond 1954-
Physical description:
254 postcards : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm. (silver gelatin prints)
Type:
Picture postcards
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Benin
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Senegal
Date:
1924
1924-1936
1900-1930
Notes:
Dr. Raymond Corbey, a philosopher at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, who has written several essays and a book on postcards.
Purchased, 2002.
Organization:
postcards: organized in two volumes
Summary:
Postcards collected by Dr. Raymond Corbey whose published works discuss most of the postcards in this collection. One part of the collection consists of postcards which Corbey acquired. The second part of the collection was compiled by a French colonial, known only as "Nic."
Dr. Corbey organized the postcards according to theme and publisher. Themes include Northern Africa World Fairs and Religious Societies. Publishers include J. Geiser (Algiers), Lehnert and Landrock (Tunis), Gautron (Dakar), Fortier (Dakar), and Nels and Ernest Thill (Brussels).
Among the more prominent postcard images is one of a minkisi by R. Visser (ca.1890), depictions of installations and fairs at Tervuren (1900) colon sculptures in Savalou (Benin), ca. 1920, an early depiction of a "Ricksha" boy, a Luba mask dancer, and a village chief in Dahomey.
Repository Loc.:
volume 1 shelf C12-E
volume 2 shelf C12-E
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
Local number:
EEPA 2002-006
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_230147

Collection ZULU DIGNITARY, 1900

Physical description:
1 print : b&w ; 19 x 14 cm. albumen
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Date:
1900
Notes:
Donated, 1990.
Organization:
Images indexed by negative number
Summary:
Portrait photograph of a Zulu man, ca. 1890. Accompanying inscription reads, "A Zulu Ketchbla, J.E.M."
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20560-0708
box 1 shelf C6-C
Local number:
EEPA 1991-003
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_230285

Collection MANGBETU WOMAN, 1928

Physical description:
1 print : b&w ; 27.5 x 19.2 cm. : silver gelatin
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Date:
1928
Notes:
Restricted: For study purposes only; copy photographs not available.
Purchased, 2002.
Organization:
Images indexed by negative number
Summary:
Photograph taken by Her Royal Highness, Elisabeth, Queen of the Belgians. Bavarian-born Elisabeth, Queen of the Belgians (1876-1965) was an accomplished photographer. A member of the Wittelsbach family, who ruled Bavaria until 1918, she shared her family's interest in travel, scholarship, and the arts.
She took the photograph during an official visit with her husband, King Albert I, to the Belgian Congo in 1928. Soon after the royal couple's return, the magazine Illustration Congolaise published a commemorative book entitled Le voyage au Congo de leurs Majestés, le Roi et la Reine des Belges. 5 juin - 31 août 1928. The first part of the book contains her images. The second part with photographs by other photographers, shows her in several pictures, holding a camera. Elisabeth left a remarkable body of technically accomplished, well-composed photographs. Among them is this portrait of a Mangbetu woman. Queen Elisabeth took it in Buta, a regional capital of the Uele District, during an official event staged for the royal travelers on the well-groomed grounds of the mission station of the P.P. Prémontrés and the Soeurs du Sacré-Coeur. The Mangbetu delegation arrived from Niangara at 450 kilometers distance from Buta to greet the royals. The woman portrayed in this image was part of a group of four Mangbetu women posing in another picture for the Queen, published in the commemorative volume (see attached Ill. 1 on the right). The full portrait is shown in Louis Franck's 1929 deluxe two volume set Le Congo Belge (opp. vol. 1, p. 41; see attached Ill. 2). By then, the image, which echoes a famous picture of a Mangbetu women taken by Georges Specht during the famous Citroën rally La croisière noire through African in 1924, had become an icon. It is among the most widely disseminated images of a Mangbetu with the famed, aureol-like coiffure. In 1931, this close-up portrait of the Mangbetu woman migrated to another medium: it became a 75 centimes postage stamp for the Belgian Congo (Ill. 3). The stamp, part of a series of scenes showing indigenous peoples, animals and landscapes, which was also issued as a stamp booklet, was discontinued only in 1942.
The portrait is signed by Elisabeth in the front right corner in pencil. According to a note on the back of the cardboard the image was given to Julian Huxley by Elisabeth.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20560-0708
box 1 shelf C12-E
Topic:
Rare photographs
Local number:
EEPA 2002-007
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_230296

Collection VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS, 1880-1930

Physical description:
prints : b&w ; 15 x 21 cm. or smaller
Culture:
Zulu (African people)
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
1885
1880-1930
Notes:
Collected by the National Museum of African Art.
Addl. KW Subjects:
Rare photographs
Organization:
Image indexed by negative number
Summary:
Vintage photographs, including albumen and silver gelatin photographic prints, collected by the staff of the National Museum of African Art from its inception in 1979.
Repository Loc.:
box 1 cabinet C3-A
box 2 cabinet C3-A
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20560-0708
Topic:
Portrait photography
Local number:
EEPA 1973-009
See more items in:
Vintage photographs [between 1880-1930]
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_230359

Collection GODEFROID Ernest, 1894

Physical description:
2 magazines : ill. ; 26 x 33.5 cm
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Collection descriptions
Periodicals
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1894
1894-1894
Bruxelles :
Notes:
Donated by Ernest Godefroid, 2002.
Organization:
Magazines : stored in 1 box
Summary:
Two illustrated magazines collected by Ernest Godefroid entitled, "Le Congo Illustré: voyages et Travaux dse Belges Dans l'État Indépendant du Congo," volumes 12 (17 June 1894) and 16 (12 August 1894), both 12 pages including covers, front and back. The magazines include portrait drawings and photographic images of individuals.
Repository Loc.:
box 1 shelf C12-E
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
Topic:
Ethnology
Periodicals
Local number:
EEPA 2002-009
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_230361

Collection LAWRENCE Elliot and Amy, 1995

Physical description:
45 photographs : col. ; 8.5 x 11 in
Type:
Color photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1894
1894-1894
1995
Notes:
Restricted: For study purposes only; copy photographs not available.
Donated by Elliot and Amy Lawrence, 2002.
Organization:
Prints : stored in 1 box
Summary:
Forty-five color photographic prints of African art objects taken by Elliot and Amy Lawrence, ca. 1995.
Repository Loc.:
box 1 shelf C12-E
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
Local number:
EEPA 2002-008
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_234108

Collection DEAN Edwin and Emily, 1965-1967

Photographer:
Emily Dean
Creator:
Edwin R. Dean
Physical description:
117 slides : col
Type:
Color slides
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1894
1894-1894
1965-1967
Notes:
Copyright: Edwin R. and Emily Dean.
Edwin R. Dean, an Economist, worked at the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (University of Ibadan), 1965-67.
Donated by Edwin R. and Emily Dean, 2002.
Organization:
organized in one volume; arranged numerically by image number
Summary:
Slide photographs taken in Nigeria, 1965-67, a few years after independence and at the eve of the Biafra War by Edwin R. and Emily Dean. Mrs. Emily Dean took most of the photographs. She taught at the St. Louis Secondary School. The images are typical for the time period (note that some of them are half frame images, taken with a type of camera heavily promoted in the 1960s). Geographic locations reflect the Deans' experiences and travel: the University of Ibadan Campus, the Jos Museum, Bida , Zaria, Kano, Lagos, and Abeokuta. Of particular interest is a series of Adire production in Abeokuta, the old palace at Idanre and the Timi of Ede's Shango shrine.
Repository Loc.:
slides 117 cold vault
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
Local number:
EEPA 2002-012
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Dean Family photographs 1965-1967
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_236731

Collection PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1950-1960

Physical description:
278 prints : b&w 11 x 14 cm. or smaller; (1 box)
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Date:
1985
1950-1960
Notes:
Restricted: For study purposes only; copy photographs not available.
Organization:
Images indexed by negative number
Summary:
The photographs document a variety of art works created by Africans. Objects depicted include boxes, bracelets, figures, gold weights, headrests, heads, masks, pendants, stools, and trumpets. Peoples and kingdoms represented include Anyi, Asante, Bamum, Bangwa, Baule, Benin, Chokwe, Fang (Pahouin), Fon, Ife, Lega, Luba, Mende, Nok, Pende and Yoruba.
Princeton University staff assembled the collection to illustrate the publications entitled, African Folktales & Sculpture, ed. by Paul Radin (New York: Pantheon Books, 1952). Photographers represented include Ina Bundy, Eliot Elisofon, Walker Evans and Man Ray.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20560-0708
box 1 shelf C3-D
Topic:
Art objects
Local number:
EEPA 1985-002
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_238027

Collection HAMILTON Russell, 1900-1909

Physical description:
49 postcards : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Type:
Picture postcards
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Seychelles
Madagascar
Date:
1900
1900-1909
Notes:
Russell Hamilton was born in England around 1880. He became an officer in the British Merchant Navy and around 1900 married Ethel Mary Hadwen. Throughout Russell's voyages to Africa, Australia, China, Japan and elsewhere he gathered picture postcards and exotic curios to bring back to his wife and son, Oliver, born in 1906.
Russell likely contracted tuberculosis by 1903 and for the rest of his life suffered from the effects. By the end of 1908 the tuberculosis had progressed to the point that the Merchant Navy sent him to recuperate in Canada. Between extended stays in a sanatorium he worked at various jobs and fathered a daughter in May 1911. Russell died in a sanitarium from the effects of tuberculosis around 1913.
Originally collected by Ethel Mary who had received them from her husband; maintained by her daughter, Mary Shephard Slusser; Donated by Mary Shephard Slusser as part of a larger collection of postcards to the Freer-Sackler Art Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transferred to the National Museum of African Art, 2002.
Organization:
Postcards: arranged by location
Summary:
Postcards collected by the English petty officer Russell Hamilton (d.1911) during his voyages made prior to 1909, likely for the British Merchant Marines. Hamilton gave these postcards as souvenirs to his wife, Ethel Mary, neé Hadwen, who left them to her daughter Mary Shepherd Slusser.
Among the twenty-seven postcards from Madagascar (dating 1900-1905) are images showing Betsimisarka women weaving a mat and women pounding rice. A stunning card depicts a Merina family wearing lambas. Several postcards were taken in and around Antsiranana, formerly Diégo Suarez, and late 19th century European and Indian inspired dress.
The most prominent of the eleven Seychelles postcard images is one of King Prempeh of Ashanti and his followers as political prisoners in Mahé. Also included are two studio portraits published by S. Ohasi, which show the sitters in front of a classical landscape backdrop imported from Europe. The remaining eleven postcards are mostly of landscapes. One is a street scene from Port Louis.
Repository Loc.:
volume 1 shelf C12-E
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
Local number:
EEPA 2003-001
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_238176

Collection HEINTZE Beatrix, 1905-1938

Physical description:
23 postcards : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Type:
Picture postcards
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Egypt
Algeria
Date:
1900
1900-1909
1905-1938
Notes:
Originally collected by Leo Frobenius (1873-1928), an eminent German ethnographer; maintained by a former student of Frobenius, Dr. Hildegrad Klein, who in turn gave them to Dr. Beatrice Heintze. Heintze donated the postcards to the National Museum of African Art in 2003.
Organization:
postcards: organized in one volumes
Summary:
Postcards collected by Leo Frobenius (1873-1938), who was an eminent German ethnographer, scholar and writer. He founded the Frobenius-Institut in Frankfurt, which exists to this day. It is likely that he collected them during his 1926 expedition to explore rock painting in the Nubian desert, which took him to Upper Egypt and to the Sudan. Another possibility is that he collected the cards on one of his later expeditions to North Africa or even purchased them in Europe.
Eleven postcards belong to a series published by G.N. Morhig, the English Pharmacy in Khartoum, a town Frobenius must have visited during his 1926 expedition. They depict peoples in the Sudan (Nubians, Arab, Shilluk, Tonga, Bari and Jur) and their various dress and adornment. Two photographic postcards by M. Venieris depict a dance, and, Ab del gadir-Wad Halomia, "the rebel of April 1908," clearly is republished from an earlier image. The remaining postcards are part of the typical Orientalist depictions of women and children. J. Geiser of Aligiers is one of the publishers.
Repository Loc.:
volume 1 shelf C12-E
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
Local number:
EEPA 2003-002
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_238331

Collection PITCHER Allan, 1958-1972

Physical description:
178 slides : col
Type:
Color slides
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Burkina Faso
Ghana
Liberia
Cameroon
Nigeria
Date:
1900
1900-1909
1958-1972
Notes:
Donated by Allan L. Pitcher, 2002.
Organization:
postcards: organized in one volume
Summary:
Photographs taken by Allan L. Pitcher, a Foreign Service officer working and traveling in Nigeria, Cameroon, Liberia, Ghana and Upper Volta. Images include individual and group portraits of men, women and children, leaders and village elders. There are numerous images of markets to include close-ups of market stalls and street views. Also included are images of rites, ceremonies and various dance performances in Liberia, among the boys about to enter the initiation camp, women of Sande society and dances performed in conjunction with government ceremonies. Another focus of the photography are industry and economic activities. Slides show rubber production in Firestone Rubber plantation (Liberia), mining and dam construction. Among the most important images are architectural shots, which include African residences as well as official buildings. Pitcher also photographed the Esso station with the screens by Adebisi Akanji and a shrine in Oshogbo.
Repository Loc.:
slides 178 cold vault
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
Local number:
EEPA 2003-003
See more items in:
Pitcher photographs
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_238332

Collection MACGAFFEY Wyatt, 1980

Photographer:
MacGaffey, Wyatt
Physical description:
75 slides : col
93 prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white negatives
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1900
1900-1909
1980
Notes:
Donated by Wyatt MacGaffey, 2002.
Organization:
color slides organized in one volume
Summary:
Photographs by Wyatt MacGaffey, a prominent anthropologist with a lifelong scholarly interest in the Congo, taken during a survey on Belgian colonial architecture for a research project in Kisangani (formerly Stanleyville) in 1980.
His images of the often dilapidated buildings range from colonial mansions to views of the African housing. Other photographs show small private homes and businesses as well as a mosque under construction by the Saudi's and several churches. There are also many of street scenes, pictures of the university and the Congo River. A series of five slides shows popular paintings (such as La Colonie Belge). The value of his images is enhanced by his notes, which record subjects and locations.
Repository Loc.:
volume 1 shelf C3-A
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
Topic:
Architecture
Church buildings
Local number:
EEPA 2003-004
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Wyatt MacGaffey photographs 1980
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_238455

Collection LOWER CONGO ALBUM, 1886-1891

Collector:
Roget, Léon 1865-1929 Major
Physical description:
57 photographic prints : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm. (1 album)
53 photographic prints : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm. dupe prints (1 v.)
53 photographic negs : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. dupe negs
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Boma (Congo)
Date:
1886
1886-1888
1886-1891
Notes:
Purchased, 1997. Conserved through a preservation grant funded by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee, 2006.
Organization:
Images indexed by negative number
Summary:
Photographs assembled by Major Leon Roget, 1858-1909, in 1886 and 1888 in Boma, Congo Free State. Major Roget had organized the first companies of Force publique and had become its first commander (1886-1888).
Most of the images are described in captions written on separate sheets by Rene J. Cornet, author of "La Bataille du Rail." Some images show the building of the railroad of the lower Congo (Matadi-Kinshasa), Katanga, and relate to the Belgian occupation and geological exploration of the Southeastern province and Maniema of the Belgian Congo by his father, Jules Cornet, 1865-1929.
The majority of the images show architecture and colonial life in Boma and Matadi. They include a balloon ascent in 1889, a group of African men and women, African troops and African women with scarification. The most remarkable photographs include a picture of a Kongo burial ground, a studio photograph of a "horizontale" in Sierre Leone and a portrait of Makoleka, a "feticheur," who was executed for murder.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20560-0708
box 1 shelf C9-E
film 4x5 53 cold vault
volume 1 shelf C9-E
Local number:
EEPA 1997-013
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_238573

Collection SINGER Ryan Holden, 2002

Physical description:
53 ; digital images ; 300 dpi (1 compact disk, 5 inch)
Culture:
San (African people)
Himba (African people)
Type:
Compact discs
Collection descriptions
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Digital images
Place:
Africa
Date:
1900
1900-1909
2002
Notes:
Donated by Ryan Holder Singer, 2003
Organization:
digital images : organized in one disk
Summary:
Photographs by Ryan Holden Singer, a photographer who visited Nambia in 2002.
Repository Loc.:
CD-Rom 20 CD
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington, DC 20560-0708
Topic:
Portrait photography
Local number:
EEPA 2003-005
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Ryan Holden Singer photographs 2002
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_238966

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