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Beckeropsis procera Stapf

Biogeographical Region:
25 - East Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Type Status:
Isotype
Type Citation:
Stapf, O. 1933. Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1933: 272.
Place:
Nakuru., Kenya, Africa
Collection Date:
21 Sep 1929
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Beckeropsis procera Stapf
Other Numbers:
fiche number : 0012/C06
Barcode:
00131776
USNM Number:
1446208
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Ionidium enneaspermum (L.) Vent.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
John McEwan Dalziel  Search this
Place:
Africa. Amongst grass on Winnebah Plain., Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
27 Feb 1927
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Violales Violaceae
Published Name:
Ionidium enneaspermum (L.) Vent.
Barcode:
03010961
USNM Number:
1272991
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Sakafo - Le Repas sur Pherbe

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Madagascar
Date:
ca. 1926
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Sakafo - A Meal on the Grass." Postmarked and stamped on recto, "Tamatave, Madagascar, 14 January 1926."
Original hand-written address on verso, "M. et Mme Leblanc. 10 Avenue Duiel au 12 Pare de la Malmaison par Rueil S. ch. O France."
Original hand-written text on recto, "Tamatave - 12 January. My dear friends. This is joy. It is a boy. You guess our happiness of the birth of small Jaques. This is an adorable kid who grows well. His mother has already recovered. The father is very well who would have thought of this hair two years ago. We hope you are in good health. With our affectionate friendship."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-12-03
Collection Restrictions:
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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:
Households  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Domestic scenes  Search this
Men  Search this
Women  Search this
Children  Search this
Meals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA MG 2012-001-0357
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African Postcard Collection / Series 26: Madagascar (MG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5658

Isachne kiyalaensis Robyns

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
George P. Cooper  Search this
Place:
(near Firestone Plantations) along Dukwai R. Grass in creek bed., Liberia, Africa
Collection Date:
1928
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Monocotyledonae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Cyperales Poaceae Poaceae Micrairoideae Micrairoideae
Published Name:
Isachne kiyalaensis Robyns
Isachne miliacea Roth
Barcode:
00782321
USNM Number:
1378323
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Cynodon transvaalensis Burtt Davy

Biogeographical Region:
25 - East Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Place:
Tororo, Eastern, Uganda, Africa
Collection Date:
19 Sep 1929
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Cynodon transvaalensis Burtt Davy
Barcode:
01167142
USNM Number:
1446120
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Digitaria gazensis Rendle

Biogeographical Region:
25 - East Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Place:
Near Government House., Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
Collection Date:
12 Sep 1929
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Digitaria gazensis Rendle
Barcode:
01166026
USNM Number:
1446951
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Ehrharta erecta Lam.

Biogeographical Region:
27 - Southern Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Place:
Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Collection Date:
18 Jul 1929
Common name:
panic veldtgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Oryzoideae
Published Name:
Ehrharta erecta Lam.
Barcode:
01166059
USNM Number:
1447025
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Digitaria milanjiana (Rendle) Stapf

Biogeographical Region:
25 - East Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Place:
Nakuru, Kenya, Africa
Collection Date:
21 Sep 1929
Common name:
Amasole
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Plantae Monocotyledonae Monocotyledonae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Cyperales Cyperales Poaceae Poaceae Poaceae Panicoideae Panicoideae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Digitaria milanjiana (Rendle) Stapf
Digitaria endlichii subsp. meziana Henrard
Digitaria eriantha Steud.
Barcode:
01165148
USNM Number:
1446918
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Brachiaria keniensis Henrard

Biogeographical Region:
25 - East Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Type Status:
Isotype
Type Citation:
Henrard, J. T. 1940. Blumea. 3: 432.
Place:
Eldoret, kenya colony, Nyanza, Kenya, Africa
Collection Date:
20 Sep 1929
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Brachiaria keniensis Henrard
Other Numbers:
fiche number : 0013/B07
Barcode:
00131829
USNM Number:
1446732
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Loudetia hitchcockii C.E. Hubb.

Biogeographical Region:
26 - South Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Type Status:
Syntype
Type Citation:
Hubbard, C. E. 1935. Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1935: 309.
Place:
Victoria Falls., Zimbabwe, Africa
Collection Date:
12 Aug 1929
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Loudetia hitchcockii C.E. Hubb.
Other Numbers:
fiche number : 0035/C02
Barcode:
00134160
USNM Number:
1447230
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Aristida kenyensis Henrard

Biogeographical Region:
25 - East Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Type Status:
Isotype
Type Citation:
Henrard, J. T. 1933. Meded. Rijks-Herb. 54c: 722.
Place:
Longonot, Nairobi to Kisumu., Kenya, Africa
Collection Date:
14 Sep 1929
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Aristidoideae
Published Name:
Aristida kenyensis Henrard
Other Numbers:
fiche number : 0007/B11
Barcode:
00139356
USNM Number:
1446300
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Digitaria flexilis Henrard

Biogeographical Region:
25 - East Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Type Status:
Isotype
Type Citation:
Henrard, J. T. 1950. Monogr. Digitaria. 258.
Place:
Entebbe., Uganda, Africa
Collection Date:
16 Sep 1929
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Digitaria flexilis Henrard
Other Numbers:
fiche number : 0021/E05
Barcode:
00133556
USNM Number:
1446892
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Helictotrichon umbrosum var. micrantherum C.E. Hubb.

Min. Elevation:
3750  Search this
Max. Elevation:
3750  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
25 - East Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Type Status:
Isotype
Type Citation:
Hubbard, C. E. 1936. Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1936: 334.
Place:
Kilimanjaro Mt. stream towards Peter's Hut., Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa
Collection Date:
3 Sep 1929
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Helictotrichon umbrosum var. micrantherum C.E. Hubb.
Other Numbers:
fiche number : 0032/A08
Barcode:
00132607
USNM Number:
1447012
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Digitaria gracilenta Henrard

Biogeographical Region:
25 - East Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Type Status:
Isotype
Type Citation:
Henrard, J. T. 1950. Monogr. Digitaria. 296.
Place:
Kilindini., Coast, Kenya, Africa
Collection Date:
28 Sep 1929
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Digitaria gracilenta Henrard
Other Numbers:
fiche number : 0021/E07
Barcode:
00133558
USNM Number:
1446914
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Olyra latifolia L.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Place:
Amani, Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
28 Aug 1929
Common name:
Volompoko
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Bambusoideae
Published Name:
Olyra latifolia L.
Barcode:
00306056
USNM Number:
1447161
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Oreobambos buchwaldii K. Schum.

Biogeographical Region:
25 - East Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Place:
Tanzania, Africa
Collection Date:
28 Aug 1929
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Bambusoideae
Published Name:
Oreobambos buchwaldii K. Schum.
Barcode:
00306085
USNM Number:
1446963
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Pères Blancs (White Fathers) Photographic Albums

Creator:
White Fathers  Search this
Collector:
White Fathers Mission  Search this
White Fathers Mission  Search this
Names:
White Fathers Mission -- Missionaries  Search this
Lavigerie, Charles Martial Allemand, Cardinal, 1825-1892  Search this
Extent:
217 Photographic prints (black and white)
217 copy prints (black and white)
217 copy negatives (black and white, 4 x 5 in.)
Container:
Box 1
Box 2
Box 3
Culture:
Tutsi (African people)  Search this
Tura (African people)  Search this
Hutu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Copy prints
Copy negatives
Place:
Uganda
Burundi
Africa
Rwanda
Date:
circa 1903-1925
Summary:
The Pères Blancs (White Fathers) Society Photographic Album documents the group's missions and the Africans living near them in the East African kingdoms of Rwanda and Burundi (now the state of Rwanda-Burundi). Subjects include individual and group portraits of Africans, including members of the Tutsi royal family and the Tutsi elite, Christian families of Hutu origin, missionaries and Western visitors, and Twa people on an elephant hunt. There are also photos of landscapes, African villages and mission buildings, activities, including dancing and farming.
Scope and Contents:
The photographs document the Africans living near the Pères Blancs (White Fathers) Mission stations at Rwanda and Burundi. Most of the photographs are individual and group portraits of Africans, especially members of the Tutsi royal family and Tutsi elite of Rwanda and Burundi. Other portraits include Christian families of Hutu origin, the missionaries and Western visitors, and Twa people on an elephant hunt. Activities documented include attending a mission class, building grass and brick structures, carrying royalty on palanquins, carrying visitors, dancing, farming, drawing water, and weaving baskets. Objects depicted include baskets, combs, garments, jewelry, lances and shields. There are images of African villages and mission buildings, as well as landscapes of mountains and volcanoes.
Arrangement note:
Maintained original order (in order of original albums).
Biographical / Historical:
Cardinal Charles M. Lavigerie, the Catholic Archbishop of Algiers, founded the Society of Missionaries of Africa which became known as Pères Blancs in 1869. Beginning a plan of expansion in 1878, Lavigerie sent a group of missionaries across the Sahara to establish a mission in Timbuktu, but the efforts failed when the accompanying Africans revolted. Over 23 missionaries died before the mission was completed in the 1890s.

The Pères Blancs also established themselves in Uganda, Tanganyika (now Tanzania) and the Upper Congo by the 1880s. Despite resistance from local chiefs and governments, the society continued to expand in the first part of the 20th century, setting up hospitals; elementary, normal and technical schools; and seminaries in Africa, as well as training schools in several European countries. After World War II the society's influence declined, although it still operates today.
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.
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Pères Blancs (White Fathers) photographic albums, EEPA 1987-010, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonia Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1987-010
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1987-010
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Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob.

Biogeographical Region:
23 - West-Central Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Hyacinthe Julien Robert Vanderyst  Search this
Place:
Congo Belge, Kioantu [interpreted], Congo, Democratic Republic of, Africa
Collection Date:
1922
Common name:
Spirit Grass
Z'eb Zombie
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Cichorioideae
Published Name:
Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob.
Barcode:
01632293
USNM Number:
2155749
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Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob.

Min. Elevation:
900  Search this
Max. Elevation:
1000  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
29 - Western Indian Ocean  Search this
Collector:
Jean-Henri Humbert  Search this
Place:
Foret d'Analamazaotra, pres Beforona, Madagascar, Africa
Collection Date:
1924
Common name:
Spirit Grass
Z'eb Zombie
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Cichorioideae
Published Name:
Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob.
Barcode:
01632292
USNM Number:
2493235
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Lolium temulentum L.

Biogeographical Region:
20 - Northern Africa  Search this
Collector:
David Fairchild  Search this
Place:
Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
8 May 1925
Common name:
darnel
poison darnel
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Lolium temulentum L.
Barcode:
00937023
USNM Number:
1258657
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