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Lorenzo Dow Turner papers

Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Names:
Fisk University  Search this
Howard University  Search this
Roosevelt University  Search this
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
23.97 Linear feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiovisual materials
Field recordings
Photographs
Photographic prints
Maps
Correspondence
Date:
1895 - 1972
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1895 to 1972 and measures 23.97 linear feet, documents the career and travels of Professor Lorenzo Dow Turner. The collection is comprised of correspondence, academic papers, research materials, books, newspaper and journal articles, sound recordings, and photographs.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged by series: (1) Biographical, (2) Academic Career, (3) Writings, (4) Research, (5) Photographs, (6) Sound Recordings, and (7) Printed Materials.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lorenzo Dow Turner was born in Elizabeth City, N.C. in 1895. He earned his B.A. in 1914 from Howard University; in 1917, he received an M.A. in English from Harvard University. He received his doctorate in English from the University of Chicago in 1926 while simultaneously serving as chairman and professor of the Department of English at Howard from 1917 to 1928. He held the same positions at Fisk University in Nashville from 1929 to 1946. In 1946 he accepted a professorship in the English department at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he remained as professor of English and lecturer in African Cultures until his retirement in 1970. Turner was professor emeritus at Roosevelt until his death at age 77 in 1972. Turner's professional and academic interests encompassed both English and linguistics. A noted scholar of African languages and linguistics, he learned numerous West African languages, mastering five of them. He was a noted authority on Gullah, a Creole language spoken in the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia.
Related Archival Materials note:
Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers at Northwestern University Library
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Sea Islands Creole dialect  Search this
African languages -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Linguistics -- Research -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiovisual materials
Field recordings
Photographs
Photographic prints
Maps
Correspondence
Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017
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Lorenzo Dow Turner papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-017
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The Garden Club of America collection

Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Names:
New York Flower Show  Search this
Extent:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 lantern slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1920-present
Summary:
This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland.

A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Garden Club of America was established in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the Garden Club of Philadelphia and eleven other garden clubs met to create a national garden club. Its purpose is to foster the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and gardening and conservation efforts. The GCA was incorporated in Delaware in 1923, with its headquarters established in New York City. Today, local clubs are organized under twelve regional zones. The GCA continues its tradition of hosting flower shows and publishing material related to gardening in the United States.

The GCA's glass lantern slides were used by The GCA for presentations and lectures about notable gardens throughout the United States dating back to colonial times. An effort was made in the late 1980s, in preparation of the 75th anniversary of the Garden Club of America's founding, to collect the disbursed slides. These slides were to eventually form the Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens. The informational value of this collection is extensive since a number of images of the more than 4,500 gardens represented show garden designs that have changed over time or no longer exist. While the majority of images document a range of designed upper and upper-middle class gardens throughout the U.S., the scope of the collection is expanding as volunteers photograph and document contemporary gardens including community and vernacular gardens.

The gardens illustrate the design work of dozens of landscape architects including Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, Lawrence Halprin, Hare & Hare, Umberto Innocenti, Gertrude Jekyll, Jens Jensen, Warren Manning, the Olmsted Brothers, Charles Platt, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Fletcher Steele. Because of their proximity to the gardens, works of notable architects and sculptors may also be featured in the images.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- France  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Mexico  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Gardening -- United States -- societies, etc  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Spain  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA
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The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-gca
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Journalism

Collection Creator:
Serros, Michele M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Magana, Antonio  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Rights:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Citation:
Michele M. Serros Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Michele M. Serros Papers
Michele M. Serros Papers / Undergraduate Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1481-ref10

Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records

Creator:
Hermann, Emil, 1888-1968  Search this
Francais, Jacques, 1923-2004  Search this
Extent:
33.3 Cubic feet (60 document boxes, 30 binder boxes, 5 flat oversize)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Certificates
Photographs
Date:
1566-1998
Summary:
Jacques Français was a preeminent luthier, violin expert, and dealer in rare stringed instruments. Emil Herrmann was also a violin expert and dealer in rare violins. This collection contains photographic prints, negatives, certificates of authenticity, and sale books related to their business as dealers and authenticators of rare stringed instruments.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a wide-ranging photographic survey of rare stringed musical instruments and bows. Many of these photographs were made in support of creating certificates of authenticity for a wide variety of stringed instruments. The photographs date exclusively to the 20th century and were the product of both the Français and Emil Herrmann rare violin shops. The collection also contains sale books from the Français violin atelier in Paris and New York and a small number of office files from the Français New York shop. There are minimal correspondence and office files, from either the Herrmann or Français shop, within the collection.

SERIES 1: STRINGED INSTRUMENT CERTIFICATES AND PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCE FILES, 1566-1959, undated. This series consists of Français and Herrmann's stringed instrument certificate files, photographic prints, and negatives. The date span of this series reflects the manufacture dates of the instruments pictured in the certificates as assigned by Jacques Français or Emil Herrmann. The series is arranged alphabetically by surname of the instrument maker. Copies of certificates were created in the office and used as a reference archive; information on many of them was not as detailed as that on a customer's certificate. Not all certificates were duplicated for the office archive and seldom, if ever, did they carry a date of creation. Loose photographs are labeled with the certificate number and filed with that certificate. If no certificate or certificate number was available to identify the extra material, it is filed separately in chronological order by the year of manufacture --if given. The year of manufacture is written on the photograph along with the date of the photograph (if any) from the accompanying envelope. Spelling of makers' names follows Français and Herrmann's original folder labeling; obvious misspellings have been corrected. The researcher is encouraged to check for alternative spellings. Photographs with undateds are filed at the back of folders or in a separate folder. Herrmann's certificates are often in German.

Also included in this series are photographic portfolios of violins by the photographic studio, P.S. Photo. The P.S. Photo portfolios are large format photographs. This series also contains the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers (AFVBM) Photo Archive 1997 and Violin Photos, 1988. The photographer Herman Gordon's portfolio entitled "36 Famous Italian Violins" is in this series.

SERIES 2: BOW CERTIFICATES AND PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCE FILES, 1825, undated. This series consists of Français and Herrmann's bow certificate files, photographic prints, and negatives. The series is arranged alphabetically by surname of bow maker. Copies of certificates were created in the office and used as a reference archive; information on many of them was not as detailed as that on a customer's certificate. Not all certificates were duplicated for the office archive and seldom, if ever, did they carry a date of creation. Loose photographs are labeled with the certificate number and filed with that certificate. If no certificate or certificate number was available to identify the extra material, it is filed separately in chronological order by the year of manufacture --if given. The year of manufacture is written on the photograph along with the date of the photograph (if any) from the accompanying envelope. Spelling of makers' names follow Français and Herrmann's original folder labeling with obvious misspellings corrected. The researcher is encouraged to check for alternative spellings. Photographs with undateds are filed at the back of folders or in a separate folder. Herrmann's certificates are often in German.

SERIES 3: EMIL HERRMANN PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVES, 1939-1951, undated. This series is divided into two subseries: Subseries A: Violins and Subseries B: Bows, Labels and Checks, 1939-1951, undated

Subseries A: Violins consists of large format negatives used by Emil Herrmann in creating his certificates of authenticity for violins. The negatives are arranged alphabetically by instrument maker. All original negative sleeves were copied and the negatives filed in the enclosures along with each copied sleeve. Original sleeves that were empty but with written information on them were copied and noted as "empty" on the reverse side of the copy. Herrmann on occasion used opaqing on his negatives to give a better print. (Français negatives, when they exist, are filed with the corresponding certificate and material in Series 1 and Series 2.)

Subseries B: Bows, Labels and Checks, 1939-1951, undated, consists of large format negatives used by Emil Herrmann in creating his certificates of authenticity for bows and for documenting violin maker labels and checks used for payment. It also includes the photographs of those labels and checks. The bow negatives are arranged alphabetically by instrument maker. The check negatives and photographs are arranged chronologically. All original negative sleeves were copied and the negatives filed in the enclosures along with each copied sleeve. Original sleeves that were empty but with written information on them were copied and noted as "empty" on the reverse side of the copy. Herrmann on occasion used opaqing on his negatives to give a better print. (Français negatives, when they exist, are filed with the corresponding certificate and material in Series 1 and Series 2.)

SERIES 4: SALE BOOKS, RECEIPTS AND OFFICE FILES, 1844-1998. This series consists of sale books and receipts from the Français shops in Paris and New York City. The books and receipts usually contain date of sale, person sold to, and amount of sale. They may also contain notations of repairs made, ownership, and provenance for violins and bows. This series is arranged chronologically and by type of record. The receipts are filed randomly, the majority of them written in French. Many of the early sale books are written in French. The pre-1901 entries and sale books are most likely for Gand & Bernardel Freres and subsequently for the House of Gustave Bernardel and Albert Caressa. Box 55 Folder 2 and Folder 4 are copies of Charles Gand's "Catalogue descriptif des instruments de Stradivarius et J Guarnerius", begun in 1870 with addition of violins and annotations by the successor firms of Bernardel, Carressa, and Francais. These ledgers provide detailed descriptions and provenance for many rare violins. It appears that entries were made in books over subsequent years with no thought to keeping books in a chronological fashion. The majority of office files are from the Français shop in New York City and include files on stolen instruments and one folder pertaining to the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers (AFVBM). There are two folders of material from the Herrmann shop.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: Stringed Instrument Certificates and Photographic Reference Files, 1566-1959, undated

Series 2: Bow Certificates and Photographic Reference Files, 1825, undated

Series 3: Emil Herrmann Photographic Negatives, 1931-1959, undated

Subseries 3.1: Violins

Subseries 3.2: Bows, Labels and Checks, 1939-1951, undated

Series 4: Sale Books, Receipts, and Office Files, 1844-1998
Biographical / Historical:
Jacques Français was born in Paris, France on July 3, 1924 the son of Emile Français and Lucile Caressa. His ancestry can be traced to the French town Mirecourt in Lorraine, the traditional center of French violin production. Jacques's grandfather, Henri Français, was an official violin maker to the Paris Conservatory. His maternal grandfather, Albert Caressa, was a violin and cello dealer. The House of Caressa & Français was one of the world's renowned violin making and repair shops. They had acquired the former House of Gustave Bernardel in 1901 (the former House of Gand & Bernardel Freres in Paris founded by Nicolas Lupot in 1796). Henri sold his share in the business to Albert at the end of World War I. The House of Caressa was eventually taken over by Emile Français in 1938. The shop remained open during the German occupation of Paris in World War II and closed in 1981 after the death of Lucile Caressa Français. The Paris shop was patronized by some of the greatest names in music.

Jacques Français's early training was in the Paris shop, beginning work at the bench at age twelve. At age eighteen he was apprenticed to violin maker Victor Aubry in Normandy. He completed his apprenticeship with George Apparut in Mirecourt. He then worked in his father's shop on Rue de Madrid and in the shop of Fridolin Hamma in Stuttgart, Germany. He was sent to New York City in 1947 and worked under Simone Sacconi in the shop of Rembert Wurlitzer. After a year Jacques returned to Paris to work in his father's establishment. A year later, Jacques returned to the United States and opened his own shop in New York on 57th St. near Carnegie Hall. He pursued a career in the repair and sale of rare violins independent of his father. Over the course of its lifetime the shop became well-known and was patronized by many of the preeminent names in the concert world.

Many photographic images in the Français Archive originate with rare violin dealer Emil Herrmann. Herrmann maintained a shop at 148 W. 57th St., New York City and later at 161 W. 57th St., just opposite Carnegie Hall and even later at 130 W. 57th St. After Herrmann's retirement, Français acquired his extensive certificate and photographic archive. In 1964, renowned luthier Rene A. Morel joined the Français shop and became a close business and personal associate of Français. Morel and Français worked together for the next thirty years. In 1985, Emmanuel Gradoux-Matt was employed by Jacques Français. He became shop foreman in 1990. On February 1, 1994 Jacques Français, Rare Violins, Inc. ceased business at 250 W. 54th Street. Morel and Gradoux-Matt remained at that address and renamed the company René A. Morel Rare Violins, Inc. Jacques Français died in New York City on February 4, 2004. He left a widow, Beatrice Français, and one surviving daughter, Isabelle Français. His nephew, Gael Francais, a student of both Francais and Morel, continues the family luthier tradition.

References (Copies may be found in the Archives Center control file): Français, Gael. "The Français House of Violin Making: A Retrospective," Journal, Violin Society of America, Volume XIX, No. 3, 2005, pgs. 3-22.

Martin, Douglas. "Jacques Francais, 80, Dealer in String Instruments, Dies," The New York Times, Febuary 8, 2004.

Miller, Stephen. "Jacques, Francais, 80, Dealer in Rare Violins," The New York Sun, Weekend Edition, undated.
Separated Materials:
The National Museum of American History, Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment holds instruments associated with the Français atelier, most notably the Axelrod Quartet of Antonio Stradivarius instruments (See accession numbers, 2000.0013, .01, .02, .03, .04).
Provenance:
This collection was bequeathed to the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Archives Center, by Jacques Français in 2004.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must use gloves when viewing this collection.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Appraisals  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Violin  Search this
Stringed instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Certificates
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Archive, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0872
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Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0872
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Oral history interview with Paulus Berensohn, 2009 March 20-21

Interviewee:
Berensohn, Paulus, 1933-2017  Search this
Interviewer:
Shapiro, Mark, 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)  Search this
Karnes, Karen  Search this
Anderson, Ian  Search this
Garfinkel, Ron  Search this
Peterson, Mary  Search this
Cowles, Fleur  Search this
Dunn, Robert G.  Search this
Williams, Gerald  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Pieser, Jane  Search this
Ekman, June  Search this
Stannard, Ann  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Kokis, George  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Charlip, Remy  Search this
Stanford, Verne  Search this
Mendes, Jerry  Search this
Oliver, Mary  Search this
Bennion, Joseph W.  Search this
Richards, Mary Caroline  Search this
Supree, Burton  Search this
Raine, Yvonne  Search this
Brown, Bill  Search this
Brown, Carolyn  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Penland School of Crafts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
New York Philharmonic  Search this
Goddard College  Search this
Juilliard School  Search this
Pendle Hill (School : Wallingford, Pa.)  Search this
Swarthmore College  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Communal living  Search this
Dance  Search this
Clay  Search this
Poets  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Australia  Search this
Dyslexia  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15906
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)296474
AAA_collcode_berens09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_296474
Online Media:

Marianne Moore

Artist:
George Platt Lynes, 15 Apr 1907 - 6 Dec 1955  Search this
Sitter:
Marianne Moore, 15 Nov 1887 - 5 Feb 1972  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 23.5 × 19.1 cm (9 1/4 × 7 1/2")
Mount: 35.5 × 27.9 cm (14 × 11")
Mat (Verified): 56 × 40.8 cm (22 1/16 × 16 1/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1935
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Marianne Moore: Female  Search this
Marianne Moore: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Marianne Moore: Communications\Journalist\Editor  Search this
Marianne Moore: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Marianne Moore: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Marianne Moore: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.89.89
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of George Platt Lynes
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm450081245-188c-4f5a-81d8-0503e9a4b603
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.89.89

William Howard Taft

Artist:
Edward Jean Steichen, 27 Mar 1879 - 25 Mar 1973  Search this
Sitter:
William Howard Taft, 15 Sep 1857 - 8 Mar 1930  Search this
Medium:
Photogravure
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 19.2 × 13.3 cm (7 9/16 × 5 1/4")
Mount: 28.4 × 20.2 cm (11 3/16 × 7 15/16")
Mat (Verified): 56.1 × 40.8 cm (22 1/16 × 16 1/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1908 (printed 1913)
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Chain  Search this
Home Furnishings\Globe  Search this
William Howard Taft: Male  Search this
William Howard Taft: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Howard Taft: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
William Howard Taft: Politics and Government\Government Official  Search this
William Howard Taft: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
William Howard Taft: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
William Howard Taft: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice\Chief Justice of US  Search this
William Howard Taft: Education\Administrator\College\Dean  Search this
William Howard Taft: Education\Educator\Professor\Law  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.89.185
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4212c3926-d246-45f8-acfb-3d28dede094e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.89.185

Killing of Joe Crawford

Maker:
Associated Press  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17.5 cm x 21 cm; 6 7/8 in x 8 9/32 in
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Date made:
1966-03-15
Subject:
African American  Search this
Murder  Search this
Law Enforcement  Search this
Journalism  Search this
ID Number:
2017.0281.0001
Accession number:
2017.0281
Catalog number:
2017.0281.0001
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8aa3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1868086
Online Media:

Reduced Angled Spouted Black Piece

Maker:
Magdalene Anyango N. Odundo, born 1950, Kenya  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 44.5 x 28.6 x 28.6 cm (17 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.)
Type:
Container
Geography:
Kenya
Date:
1990
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
91-4-1
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7c9898025-d1f5-4e74-b0c9-3c193a6874fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_91-4-1

Church Ede

Maker:
Sokari Douglas Camp, born 1958, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Steel, cloth, marine varnish, automotive paint, motors
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 237.5 x 298.5 x 264.2 cm (93 1/2 x 117 1/2 x 104 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1984
Topic:
furniture  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-35-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1984 Sokari Douglas Camp
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7b063772d-5124-45d4-aef6-01e88d7273ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-35-1

Erosion

Maker:
El Anatsui, born 1944, Ghana (active in Nigeria)  Search this
Medium:
Wood, paint, woodchips, sawdust
Dimensions:
H: 297.2 cm (117 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Ghana
Nigeria
Date:
1992
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-36-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1992 El Anatsui
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7daf34ce0-0308-4612-817a-c3dd530535f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-36-1

The Ancestors Converged Again

Maker:
El Anatsui, born 1944, Ghana (active in Nigeria)  Search this
Medium:
Wood, tempera
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 102 x 272 x 9 cm (40 3/16 x 107 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Ghana
Nigeria
Date:
1995
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
98-11-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1995 El Anatsui
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Heroes: Principles of African Greatness
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys736bc64c7-aa0a-4cd2-9314-8829c262b782
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_98-11-1

Brave New World II

Maker:
Theo Eshetu, born 1958, England  Search this
Medium:
Multi-media and video installation
Dimensions:
Duration: 35 minutes 30 seconds
Type:
Multimedia
Geography:
Ethiopia
Date:
1999
Topic:
foreigner  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
2008-7-1
Restrictions & Rights:
(c) 1999 Theo Eshetu
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7e076632d-355a-4f48-a9ee-7b0b6bbd0e1a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2008-7-1

Rainbow Serpent

Maker:
Romuald Hazoumè, born 1962, Benin  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media and found objects
Dimensions:
Installed: 375.9 x 449.6 x 106.7 cm (148 x 177 x 42 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Benin
Date:
2007
Topic:
snake  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
2013-1-1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2007 Romuald Hazoumè
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys71eeb46ea-d8f2-40b3-b833-6cef5c966250
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2013-1-1

History of East Africa, edited by Roland Oliver and [others]

Author:
Oliver, Roland Anthony  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. maps. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, East
Date:
1963
1976
1963-1976
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
DT365 .H67
DT365.H67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_16793

Understanding an African kingdom: Bunyoro

Author:
Beattie, John  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 61 p. : map. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Uganda
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Anthropology--Methodology  Search this
Call number:
DT434.U2B42X 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_253250

Fraser of Trinity and Achimota [by] W.E.F. Ward

Author:
Ward, W. E. F (William Ernest Frank) 1900-1994  Search this
Subject:
Fraser, A. G (Alexander Garden) 1873-1962  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 328 pages portraits 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
[©1965]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1031861

Le journal des voyages Matthieu Letourneux

Author:
Letourneux, Matthieu http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2001073924 http://viaf.org/viaf/34456503/  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Illustrations
Date:
2018
19th century
Topic:
Africans  Search this
Call number:
PN1009.5.F68 M34 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117189

Ancient African kingdoms

Author:
Shinnie, Margaret  Search this
Physical description:
126 p. illus., maps. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
Date:
1965
[c1965]
Topic:
History  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Call number:
DT25 .S55
DT25.S55
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_19761

The French at Kilwa Island; an episode in eighteenth-century East African history [by] G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville

Author:
Freeman-Grenville, G. S. P (Greville Stewart Parker)  Search this
Subject:
Morice fl. 1776-1779  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 243 p. facsim., maps (1 fold.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Kilwa Kisiwani Island
Africa, East
Date:
1965
Topic:
Slave trade  Search this
French  Search this
Arabs  Search this
Call number:
DT449.K45F7 1965X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_271414

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