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Hesse : a princely German collection / Penelope Hunter-Stiebel ; with forewords by H.R.H. Moritz Landgraf of Hesse and John E. Buchanan, Jr

Author:
Hunter-Stiebel, Penelope 1946-  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
Subject:
Hess family Art collections  Search this
Hess family History  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 287 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Germany
Hesse
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Royal houses--Art collections  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_791998

Gyobutsu shūsei / Kunaichō Jijūshoku zōhan [henshū]

Title:
御物聚成 / 宮内庁侍従職蔵版 [編集]
Author:
Japan Kunaichō Jijūshoku  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. : all col. ill. ; 40 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Tokyo
Date:
1977
1978
Shōwa 52-53 [1977-1978]
To 1868
Topic:
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Painting  Search this
Calligraphy, Japanese  Search this
Royal houses--Art collections  Search this
Call number:
709.52 .G9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862819

[Palace of Ashur-Bani-Pal; Kuyunjik, King and Queen Banqueting in Garden, British Museum 151] caption under image. 10821 photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Mesopotamia
Date:
1910
Local Numbers:
RSN 14915

Video number 14302
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.38 [55].
Similar to RSN 24380 and 24381.
Copy and Version Identification Note:
124958
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
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:
Art -- Mesopotamia  Search this
Dining -- Mesopotamia  Search this
Gardens -- Mesopotamia  Search this
Museums -- Mesopotamia  Search this
Royal houses -- Mesopotamia  Search this
Sculptures -- Mesopotamia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 14819-14915
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref11515

[Royal welcome arch and parading troops.] [Active no. 22593 : non-stereo photonegative.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (item, 3-3/4" x 3-1/2")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 16504
General:
Currently stored in box 3.1.53 [61].
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
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:
Arches  Search this
Celebrations  Search this
Flags  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Parades  Search this
Royal houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 16475-16539
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref12938

Adelaide Street decorated in honor of T.R.H. the Duke and Duchess of York, Toronto, Canada. Copyright 1901 by Underwood & Underwood. [On negative.] No. 24452 : stereoscopic photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Photographer:
Leigh  Search this
Names:
York, Duke of  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (pieces, 5" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Adelaide Street (Toronto, Ontario)
Canada
Ontario
Toronto (Ontario)
Date:
1896
Local Numbers:
RSN 17169
General:
Additional numbers: 5574 and 31255.
Currently stored in box 3.1.61 [125], moved from [107].
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
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:
Carriages -- Ontario  Search this
Celebrations -- Ontario  Search this
Flags -- Ontario  Search this
Horses -- Ontario  Search this
Royal houses -- Ontario  Search this
Streets -- Ontario  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1890-1920 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 17137-17204
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref13603

[Parade.] Photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3 1/2" x 3 3/4")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 17176
General:
Currently stored in box 3.1.61 [125], moved from [107].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
D-1????
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
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:
Carriages  Search this
Horses  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Parades  Search this
Royal houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 17137-17204
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref13610

[Military.] 8364 Interpositive

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 22596
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.25 [202].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
8663
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
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:
Carriages  Search this
Horses  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Parades  Search this
Royal houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 22587-22672
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref20363

[Parade.] 10201 Interpositive

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 23844
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.34 [211].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
114299
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
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:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Children  Search this
Harbors  Search this
Horses  Search this
Parades  Search this
Royal houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 23778-23879
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref21611

Palace of Bashur-Bani-Pal; Kuyunjik; King and Queen Banqueting in Garden, British Museum 151 [caption under image.] [Active no. 10821 : stereo interpositive,]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Mesopotamia
Date:
1910
Local Numbers:
RSN 24380
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.38 [137].
Similar to RSN 14915 and 24381.
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
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:
Art  Search this
Banquets -- 1890-1920  Search this
Dinners and dining  Search this
Gardens  Search this
Museums  Search this
Royal houses  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 24380-24482
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref22145

[Palace of Bashur-Bani-Pal; Kuyunjik; King and Queen Banqueting in Garden, British Museum 151] caption under image. 10821 interpositive

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Mesopotamia
Date:
1910
Local Numbers:
RSN 24381
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.38 [137].
Similar to RSN 14915 and 24380.
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers should view the positive videodisc image first or locate the image in SIRIS on the World Wide Web. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center.

A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.,Contact David Haberstich, 633-3721.

Digital image files linked to item-level records in SIRIS Webpac.
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:
Art  Search this
Banquets -- 1890-1920  Search this
Dinners and dining  Search this
Gardens  Search this
Museums  Search this
Royal houses  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 24380-24482
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref22146

Madagascar - Palais de la Reine Ancienne Case Royale

Creator:
France. Agence Économique de Madagascar  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Madagascar
Madagascar, -- Antananarivo province, -- Antananarivo (Tananarive), -- Rova of Antananarivo
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Madagascar - Queen's Palace - Ancient Royal House."
Printed text on verso reads: "Madagascar / Superficie : 590.000 kilomètres carres - Population : 3.400.000 habitants. Principaux produits : Vanille, Riz, Manioc, Pois du Cap, Café, Viande, Peaux, Cire, Raphia, Or, Pierres précieuses, Mica, Graphite, Minéraux radioactifs et autres. / Pour tous renseignements, s'adresser à l'Agence économique de Madagascar, 40, Rue du Général-Foy, à Paris."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-07-24
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.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Vernacular architecture -- Africa  Search this
Houses  Search this
Palaces  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 2012-001-0343
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
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-ref5644

Meiji 150-nen kinen, hanahiraku kōshitsu bunka : Meiji Kyūtei o irodoru waza to bi = The blossoming of Imperial culture : technique and aesthetic in the adornments of the Meiji Court / kanshū Komatsu Taishū

Title:
明治 150年記念, 華ひらく皇室文化 : 明治宮廷を彩る技と美 = The blossoming of Imperial culture : technique and aesthetic in the adornments of the Meiji Court / 監修小松大秀
Hanahiraku kōshitsu bunka
華ひらく皇室文化
Blossoming of Imperial culture : technique and aesthetic in the adornments of the Meiji Court
Meiji hyaku-gojūnen kinen
明治百五十年記念
Editor:
Komatsu, Taishū 1949-  Search this
Host institution:
Tokugawa Bijutsukan  Search this
Nagoya-shi Hōsa Bunko  Search this
Akita Shiritsu Senshū Bijutsukan  Search this
Kyōto-fu Kyōto Bunka Hakubutsukan  Search this
Sen'oku Hakukokan Bunkan  Search this
Gakushūin Daigaku Shiryōkan  Search this
Physical description:
213, x pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Date:
2018
1868-
Topic:
Royal houses--Art collections  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093812

Houses of the royal wives, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"Kuba houses have been described as basketry upon poles because the walls were constructed of highly decorated woven mats. Houses were rectangular in shape with saddle roofs and courtyards. The roofs and walls were constructed from woven palm fronds. Each house was divided into two rooms by a partition. The capital city was mobile and corvee labor was required for its construction and maintenance. The lightweight houses were moved from one location to another as the new king established his residence. The royal houses were rarely higher than fourteen feet and were pyramidal in shape with steeple-crown roofs." [Toyin Falola, 2000: Africa. African Cultures and Societies before 1885. Carolina Academic Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 22923, R-4, 6.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 3 Kba. Kuba. Zaire, Mushenge. Palace houses, 2 wives per house. 1/20/1947. EE. neg.no. 22923, R-4, 6." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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.
Topic:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06014
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33094

Houses of the royal wives, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"Kuba houses have been described as basketry upon poles because the walls were constructed of highly decorated woven mats. Houses were rectangular in shape with saddle roofs and courtyards. The roofs and walls were constructed from woven palm fronds. Sliding doors were added at the end of the nineteenth century. Each house was divided into two rooms by a partition. The Kuba created attics by laying screens between the top of walls and the roof. The capital city was mobile and corvee labor was required for its construction and maintenance. The lightweight houses were moved from one location to another as the new king established his residence. The royal houses were rarely higher than fourteen feet and were pyramidal in shape with steeple-crown roofs." [Toyin Falola, 2000: Africa. African Cultures and Societies before 1885. Carolina Academic Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 22923, R-4, 7.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 3 Kba. Kuba. Zaire, Mushenge. Palace houses, 2 wives per house. 1/20/1947. EE. neg.no. 22923, R-4, 7." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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.
Topic:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06015
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33095

House at the royal capital, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Kuba houses have been described as basketry upon poles because the walls were constructed of highly decorated woven mats. Houses were rectangular in shape with saddle roofs and courtyards. The roofs and walls were constructed from woven palm fronds. Sliding doors were added at the end of the nineteenth century. Each house was divided into two rooms by a partition. The Kuba created attics by laying screens between the top of walls and the roof. The capital city was mobile and corvee labor was required for its construction and maintenance. The lightweight houses were moved from one location to another as the new king established his residence. The royal houses were rarely higher than fourteen feet and were pyramidal in shape with steeple-crown roofs." [Toyin Falola, 2000: Africa. African Cultures and Societies before 1885. Carolina Academic Press].The photograph depicts Kuba sculptor carving a smaller replica of a dynastic statue, ndop, representing MboMboosh. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VI-16, 12.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 3 Kba. Kuba. Zaire, Mushenge. Sculptor's house. 11/1970. EE. neg.no. VI-16, 12." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Households  Search this
Calabashes  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06019
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33099

House at the royal capital, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Kuba houses have been described as basketry upon poles because the walls were constructed of highly decorated woven mats. Houses were rectangular in shape with saddle roofs and courtyards. The roofs and walls were constructed from woven palm fronds. Sliding doors were added at the end of the nineteenth century. Each house was divided into two rooms by a partition. The Kuba created attics by laying screens between the top of walls and the roof. The capital city was mobile and corvee labor was required for its construction and maintenance. The lightweight houses were moved from one location to another as the new king established his residence. The royal houses were rarely higher than fourteen feet and were pyramidal in shape with steeple-crown roofs." [Toyin Falola, 2000: Africa. African Cultures and Societies before 1885. Carolina Academic Press].The photograph depicts Kuba sculptor carving a smaller replica of a dynastic statue, ndop, representing MboMboosh. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VI-16, 13.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 3 Kba. Kuba. Zaire, Mushenge. Sculptor's house. 11/1970. EE. neg.no. VI-16, 13." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Households  Search this
Calabashes  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06020
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Archival Repository:
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Traditional house at the royal capital, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
"Kuba houses have been described as basketry upon poles because the walls were constructed of highly decorated woven mats. Houses were rectangular in shape with saddle roofs and courtyards. The roofs and walls were constructed from woven palm fronds. Sliding doors were added at the end of the nineteenth century. Each house was divided into two rooms by a partition. The Kuba created attics by laying screens between the top of walls and the roof. The capital city was mobile and corvee labor was required for its construction and maintenance. The lightweight houses were moved from one location to another as the new king established his residence. The royal houses were rarely higher than fourteen feet and were pyramidal in shape with steeple-crown roofs." [Toyin Falola, 2000: Africa. African Cultures and Societies before 1885. Carolina Academic Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from early March 1951 to July 1951.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 23074, C-2b, 9.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
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.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08783
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35861

House at the royal capital. Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
"Kuba houses have been described as basketry upon poles because the walls were constructed of highly decorated woven mats. Houses were rectangular in shape with saddle roofs and courtyards. The roofs and walls were constructed from woven palm fronds. Sliding doors were added at the end of the nineteenth century. Each house was divided into two rooms by a partition. The Kuba created attics by laying screens between the top of walls and the roof. The capital city was mobile and corvee labor was required for its construction and maintenance. The lightweight houses were moved from one location to another as the new king established his residence. The royal houses were rarely higher than fourteen feet and were pyramidal in shape with steeple-crown roofs." [Toyin Falola, 2000: Africa. African Cultures and Societies before 1885. Carolina Academic Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
EENG-XIII-3, 2.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
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.
Topic:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 10001
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref37078

Front entrance of the palace of the Emir of Zaria, Zaria, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In August 1959 the Emir of Zaria, Ja'afaru died. He was succeeded by Alhaji Muhammadu Aminu. To mark the revival of the Katsina zuriya or royal house, the Emir revived the traditional Katsinawa praying ground outside of the Kofar Doka for use at Id al Fitr prayers. Locally, the Emir's palace in Zaria to this day is sometimes spoken of as gidan Bakwa, Bakwa's house." [Hogben S. and Kirk-Greene A., 1993:The emirates of Northern Nigeria. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 1 NIG 34 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
58482 55
Frame value is 36.
Slide No. T 1 NIG 34 EE 59
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.
Topic:
Leaders  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 16473
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref7772

Front entrance of the palace of the Emir of Zaria, Zaria, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In August 1959 the Emir of Zaria, Ja'afaru died. He was succeeded by Alhaji Muhammadu Aminu. To mark the revival of the Katsina zuriya or royal house, the Emir revived the traditional Katsinawa praying ground outside of the Kofar Doka for use at Id al Fitr prayers. Locally, the Emir's palace in Zaria to this day is sometimes spoken of as gidan Bakwa, Bakwa's house." [Hogben S. and Kirk-Greene A., 1993:The emirates of Northern Nigeria. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 1 NIG 34.1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
58482 55
Frame value is 33.
Slide No. T 1 NIG 34.1 EE 59
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.
Topic:
Leaders  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 16474
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref7773

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