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Hat

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
40cm
Width:
48cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Bafodia, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Collection Date:
1980
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10372-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490986

Robe

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
232cm
Width:
142cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Robe
Place:
Bafodia, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Collection Date:
1980
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10373-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490987

Tunic

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
142cm
Width:
61cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Tunic
Place:
Bafodia, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Collection Date:
1980
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10374-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490988

Wrapper

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
159cm
Width:
104cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Wrapper
Place:
Bafodia, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Collection Date:
1980
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10375-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490989

Hat

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
33cm
Width:
19cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Bafodia, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Collection Date:
1980
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10376-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490990

Robe

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
80cm
Width:
110cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Robe
Place:
Bafodia, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10377-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490991

Hat

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
37cm
Width:
22.5cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Bafodia, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10378-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490992

Hat

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
9cm
Width:
19cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Collection Date:
1980
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10379-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490993

Hat

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
9cm
Width:
16cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Collection Date:
1982
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10381-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490995

Wrapper

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
150cm
Width:
105.5cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Wrapper
Place:
Mandia, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Collection Date:
1980
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10382-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490996

Tunic

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
126cm
Width:
67cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Tunic
Place:
Mandia, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Collection Date:
1980
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10383-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490997

Partial Loom

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Loom
Place:
Mandia, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Collection Date:
1980
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10388-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8491008

Hat

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
35cm
Width:
24.5cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10464-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8491086

Two amulets collected in Bafodea, Sierra Leone

Collector:
Prussin, Labelle  Search this
Extent:
2 Sheets (59 x 40 centimeters and 33 x 22 centimeters, colored inks)
Culture:
Limba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sheets
Place:
Sierra Leone -- Arabic scripts
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents:
Two amulets (called "hatumere" by the Fulbe and "sebe" by the Mande) collected by Labelle Prussin in Bafodea, Sierra Leone in 1979. One is a copy that Labelle Prussin had made of an amulet inscribed in Arabic. The original amulet was later collected by Simon Ottenberg and is now in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. The other amulet is an Arabic inscribed sheet of paper previously mounted over the lintel of the entrance to the Chief's house in Bafodea.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2008-18
Other Archival Materials:
Original amulet that Simon Ottenberg collected is at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.
Topic:
Amulets  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2008-18, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2008-18
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2008-18
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Secular Limba musical group known as Poro, Bafodea Town, Sierra Leone

Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collection Collector:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Limba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Sierra Leone
Date:
1978-1980
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research 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.
Original title reads, "Poro musical group (not associated with Poro society as there is none of that name in Bafodea although it exists elsewhere in Sierra Leone. Christmas Day 1979. My neighbor Suma Mannio Mansaray on the big drum." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs, October 1978-July 1980].
Local Numbers:
1878/1978-1980
General:
Title source: Dr. Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Other Archival Materials:
Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
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.

Photographs by Pa Huff, Hamaidu Mansaray, and Labelle Prussin are restricted. In these cases, the photographer's permission is required for access and publication of images.
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-001, Item EEPA 2005-0001-1857
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Simon Ottenberg photographs of Limba and Afikpo Peoples
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-001-ref3721

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

Simon Ottenberg photographs of Limba and Afikpo Peoples

Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collector:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Extent:
3145 slides (photographs) (color)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Mandingo (African people)  Search this
Limba (African people)  Search this
Fula (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Color slides
Black-and-white transparencies
Place:
Nigeria
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Africa
Date:
between 1978-1992
Summary:
The collection primarily includes photographs of Limba peoples taken by anthropologist Simon Ottenberg during field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, and Guinea, from October 1978 through July 1980. The collection also includes photographs taken while conducting field research at an Afikpo village-group, in southeastern Nigeria, from January 30, 1988 to February 5, 1988 and in 1992.
Scope and Contents:
The collection primarily includes photographs of Limba peoples taken by anthropologist Simon Ottenberg during field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, and Guinea, from October 1978 through July 1980. The collection also includes photographs taken while conducting field research at Afikpo village-groups in Guinea and southeastern Nigeria, from January 30, 1988 to February 5, 1988 and in 1992. There are also some photographs by Pa Huff, a Wesleyan Methodist Minister, Venice Lamb, and Professor Labelle Prussin.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into two series by peoples, and further arranged by location.

Arrangement

Series 1: Limba Peoples, Sierra Leone and Guinea, 1978-1980

Subseries 1.1: Field Research, Year One, October 1978-August 1979

Subseries 1.2: Field Research, Year Two, September 1979-1980

Series 2: Afikpo Peoples, Guinea and Nigeria, 1988, 1992
Biographical / Historical:
Simon Ottenberg (1923-) is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington. He studied under Melville J. Herskovits and William R. Bascom at Northwestern University. He was a 1970 Guggenheim fellow. He has written at least seven scholarly books and has curated numerous exhibitions.
Related Archival Materials note:
Related EEPA collections include: EEPA 1996-020 and EEPA 1994-012 (video-recorded interviews conducted by Ottenberg), and EEPA 2000-007 (photographs taken in Southeastern Nigeria within the Afikpo Village Group).

Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
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.

Photographs by Pa Huff, Hamaidu Mansaray, and Labelle Prussin are restricted. In these cases, the photographer's permission is required for access and publication of images.
Topic:
Beadwork  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Black-and-white transparencies
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-001
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Simon Ottenberg photographs of Limba and Afikpo Peoples
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2005-001
Additional Online Media:

Robe

Donor Name:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Alastair Lamb  Search this
Collector:
Venice Lamb  Search this
Height:
87cm
Width:
108cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Robe
Place:
Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1990-Dec-06
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
361597
USNM Number:
EJ10380-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8490994

Basket "Kutakusa"

Donor Name:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Collector:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Height:
52cm
Diameter:
22cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Sakuta, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1996-Oct-08
Collection Date:
1975
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
409926
USNM Number:
E427409-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460120

Knife

Donor Name:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Collector:
Margaret Sullivan  Search this
Height:
27.5cm
Diameter:
2.5cm
Culture:
Limba  Search this
Object Type:
Knife
Place:
Konkoba, Koinadugu District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Africa
Accession Date:
1996-Oct-08
Collection Date:
1975
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
409926
USNM Number:
E427410-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8460121

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