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The Ila-speaking peoples of Northern Rhodesia / by Edwin W. Smith and Andrew Murray Dale

Author:
Smith, Edwin William 1876-1957  Search this
Dale, Andrew Murray -1919  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Torday, Emil 1875-1931 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 v., [3] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., facsims., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1920
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Ila language  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Call number:
DT3058.I53 S65 1920
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_784944

Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Collection

Photographer:
Patterson, M. Marvin Breckinridge  Search this
Names:
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
Extent:
113 Photographic Prints (silver gelatin and copy, black and white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
4 folders (manuscript materials)
47 pages (contact sheets)
3 photographs (color)
Container:
Box 1
Box 2
Box 3
Culture:
Shona (African people)  Search this
San (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Xhosa (African people)  Search this
Ila (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Photographic Prints
Pages
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Zanzibar
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Africa
Kenya
Luxor (Egypt)
Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Date:
1932
Summary:
Photographs taken by M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson during her trip with Olivia Stokes Hatch from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt in 1932. The photographs document the peoples of Africa in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Uganda, Congo (Democratic Republic) and Zanzibar. They include the Baila, San, Shona, Xhosa and Zulu.
Scope and Contents:
Photographs taken by M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson during her trip with Olivia Stokes Hatch from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt, by boat, car and train in 1932. The book, Olivia's African Diary: Cape Town to Cairo," (Washington, D.C.: Eastern Press, 1980) recounts the details of the trip.

The photographs document the peoples of Africa in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Uganda, Congo (Democratic Republic) and Zanzibar. They include the Baila, San, Shona, Xhosa and Zulu.

The images portray African peoples in a wide range of activities. These include a bride and groom at Lovedale, South Africa; dancers at the Crown Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa; flower vendors in Cape Town, South Africa; two leading elders at Amanzimtoti, South Africa; a craftsman making spears; a tanner in the Sudan; miners with their wives in Katanga (now Shaba), Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo); schoolboys in the Sudan; a Shona man; women lining-up to receive rations in the Belgian Congo; workers pouring gold at the Crown Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa; and a Zulu woman at a market in Durban, Natal, South Africa.

Architecture includes the Queen Hatshepsut's room at Karnak, Luxor, Egypt; and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. Images of the natural world include a mountain at Cape Town, South Africa; a park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Animals depicted include egrets, ostriches and wildebeests.

Photographs from the collection were published in the Boston Herald on July 31, 1933, and in the Crown Colonist in August, 1933.
Arrangement note:
Arranged by country.
Biographical/Historical note:
Photographer, broadcaster, and filmmaker Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson (1905-2002), grandchild of Vice President John Cabell Breckinridge, was a photographer, broadcaster and filmmaker. Following graduation from Vassar College in 1928, Breckinridge worked for the Frontier Nursing Service (a group comprised mainly of women that provided medical services to remote areas in Appalachia), earned a pilot's license (the first woman in Maine to do so), and assisted in the office of the Democratic National Committee. In 1932 she traveled to Africa where she documented the peoples and places throughout the continent.

She enrolled in the Clarence White School of Photography in New York in 1933, taking trainings on photographic developing and printing. She then worked in the office of Democratic congresswoman, and distant relative, Isabella Selmes Greenway, but soon returned to the Clarence White School of Photography for a longer course of study. Following graduation, she began selling photographs and sometimes articles in several magazines, including LIFE, Harper's Bazar, and Town and Country. Her film credits include "She Goes to Vassar" (1931), a film that provides an overview of college life at Vassar, and "The Forgotten Frontier", a documentary about the activities of the Frontier Nursing Service, a group comprised mainly of women that provided medical services to remote areas in Appalachia.

Travelling to Europe in 1939 on photojournalism assignments, Breckinridge was in Switzerland when the Nazis invaded Poland, starting World War II. She traveled to London to photograph the evacuation of English children, one of only four American photographers in England for the first months of the war. Edward Murrow hired her as the first female news broadcaster for the CBS World News Roundup to report from Europe. As the only female member of "The Murrow Boys", an elite group of only eleven broadcasters handpicked by Murrow, she broadcasted 50 reports from seven countries.

While working in Berlin, she married Foreign Service Officer Jefferson Patterson. She resigned from CBS, hoping to resume her career in photojournalism, but State Department policies restricted her ability to publish. The couple was posted in Peru, Belgium, Egypt, the Balkans and Uruguay.
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:
Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Collection, EEPA 1985-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-009
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-009

Cattle, conflict and court cases : the praise poetry of Ila leadership

Author:
Rennie, J. K  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1984
Topic:
Laudatory poetry, Ila  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Call number:
PL8010 .R46X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_509878

The Ila speaking : records of a lost world / Dennis G. Fowler

Author:
Fowler, Dennis G  Search this
Fowler, Dennis G Dictionary of Ila usage  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 212 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2002
[2002]
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Ila language  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_712298

Maiden and serpent : rituals of space among the Ila

Author:
Zuesse, Evan M  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Zambia
Date:
1979
Topic:
Architecture and cosmology  Search this
Sacred space  Search this
Cosmology, Ila  Search this
Symbolism in architecture  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Ila symbolism  Search this
Call number:
BL2400 .Z83X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_665988

Shimunenga and the traditional culture of the Baila / by Tobias W.C. Sumaili

Author:
Sumaili, Tobias W. C  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 74 leaves ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
[1986?]
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Religion  Search this
Call number:
DT3058.I53S85 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_435504

The Ila-speaking peoples of Northern Rhodesia, by Edwin W. Smith and Andrew Murray Dale

Author:
Smith, Edwin William 1876-1957  Search this
Dale, Andrew Murray -1919  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus., geneal. tables, maps, ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
1920
[1968]
Call number:
DT963.42 .S55 1968X
DT963.42.S55 1968X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_8752

The Ila-speaking peoples of Northern Rhodesia / by Edwin W. Smith and Andrew Murray Dale

Author:
Smith, Edwin William 1876-1957  Search this
Dale, Andrew Murray -1919  Search this
Torday, Emil 1875-1931 DSI  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 v., [3] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., facsims., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1920
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Ila language  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Call number:
GN657.B15 S6
DT3058.I53 S65 1920
GN657.B15S6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_119609

The Ila-Tonga peoples of north-western Rhodesia

Author:
Jaspan, M. A  Search this
International African Institute  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. fold. col. map. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1953
Call number:
DT15 .E84wc pt. 4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_257205

Man on the Kafue : the archaeology and history of the Itezhitezhi area of Zambia / Robin Derricourt ; foreword by J. Desmond Clark ; with contributions by E. Maluma ... [et al.] and special reports by C.C. Appleton, H. de Villiers and R.G. Welbourne

Author:
Derricourt, Robin M  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 252 p. : ill. : 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Zambia
Kafue River Valley
Kafue River Valley (Zambia)
Itezhi-Tezhi Dam Region (Zambia)
Date:
1985
Topic:
Iron age  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
GN780.42.Z3D47 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_257076

Bakule Menyo / Joseph Moreau

Author:
Moreau, Joseph  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Zambia
Date:
1950
Topic:
Teeth--Extraction  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Tonga (Zambezi people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DT962. N126
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1007884

Emil Holub's Travels north of the Zambezi, 1885-6 / [translated from the German] by Christa Johns ; edited and with an introduction and notes by Ladislav Holy

Title:
Travels north of the Zambezi, 1885-6
Author:
Holub, Emil 1847-1902  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Holub, Emil 1847-1902  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 317 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Zambia
Date:
1975
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT3050 .H6513 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_791877

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