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Ghana photographs

Extent:
108 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs., black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
2 photographic prints (albumen (1 box), black & white, 16 x 21.5 cm.)
8 photographic prints (silver gelatin, black & white, 25 x 30 cm. or smaller )
38 photographic prints (albumen (1 v.), black & white, 14 x 20 cm. or smaller )
70 photographic prints (albumen (1 box), black & white, 14 x 22 cm. or smaller )
Container:
Item 108
Box 1
Box 2
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Place:
Ghana
Africa
Elmina (Ghana)
Cape Coast (Ghana)
Date:
[between 1885-1910]
Summary:
The majority of the photographs were taken in Cape Coast. Some the images were taken in Elmina. Several images depict chiefs, including a chief of Elmina, in their regalia and with their entourages. Other images depict Fante peoples in studio settings. Their attire and coiffures are of great relevance for art historical study. Also included in the album are images of the architecture of Cape Coast and Elmina.
Arrangement note:
Images indexed by negative number.
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
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1995-018
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King of Elmina

Extent:
1 print (albumen, b&w, 19 x 13 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1890]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads,"A king of Elmina exiled to Sierra Leone, and after a number of years, allowed by the Government to return, when he died" ca. 1890.
General:
Title source: photo album.
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Men  Search this
Leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180000
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref507

Group portrait Coomassie

Extent:
1 print (albumen, b&w, 14 1/2 x 21cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
1910 May 23
Scope and Contents:
Portrait photograph of colonial officials and Africans. Original handwritten notes on sheet attached to photograph read: "1_ Lieut. McCloughin, 2_ D.B. Hinson, Asst. Treasurer, 3_ P.N. Pope, Sub Inspector of Works, 4_ Lieut. Ouchterlony, R.E. Roads Dept., 5_ H.E.G. Bartlett, Asst. D.C., 6_ Lieut. Scovil, 7_ Lieut. Charlton, 8_ Capt. E.H. Hobart, D.C., 9_ N. McLeod, Conservator of Forests, 10_ Captain Chapin, Asst. Commr. of Police, 11_ J.S. Evlyn, C.Ca's clerk & Interpreter, 12_ Lieut. O'Kelly, 13_ W. Wale, Asst. Transport Officer, 14_ Captain E.B. Leese, 15_ Lieut E. B. Barker, 16_ Reece, Agriculture Dept. (Coloured), 17_ Lieut. Dela Poer, 18_ Dr. Brabazon, 19_ A. Gardner, Govt. Schoolmaster, 20_ Lieut. Hamilton, 21_ G.R.G. AgC.M., 22_ Major Leslie R.E. Engineer Roads Department, 23_ Mrs. Chapin, 24_ F.C. Fallen CMS. Chief Commissioner, 25_ Major Panten Downes, Commanding Gold Coast Regiment, 26_ Dr. Rutherford, Senior Medical Officer."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180001
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref508

Cape Coast Girl

Extent:
1 print (albumen, b&w, 15 x 11cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "Cape Coast native girl, decked with gold ornaments, and desiring marriage."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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:
Women  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180002
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref509

Cape Coast Castle

Extent:
1 print (albumen, b&w, 11 x 16cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "Cape Coast Castle from the Signal Station."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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:
Cityscape photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180003
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref510

Boats, Africans and European officials

Extent:
1 photographic print (albumen, b&w, 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "landing from surf boats; each person must be carried ashore."
General:
Title Source: photo album.
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:
Transportation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180004
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref511

Boats, Africans and European officials

Extent:
1 photographic print (albumen, b&w, 11 x 16 1/2 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "landing packages from surf boats; women carriers waiting for their load."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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:
Transportation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180005
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref512

Africans and European officials outside of government offices in the Cape Coast Castle

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 13 1/4 x 19 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "Side Entrance to Post Office DC's Court Customs & Telegraph offices in the Castle Cape Coast on road leading up from the beach."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180006
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref513

Church at Cape Coast

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "The Church, Cape Coast opposite the Castle."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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
Church  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180007
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref514

Cape Coast Castle

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 14 1/2 x 19 1/2 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "Cape Coast Castle from the front gate, showing L.E.L. Tower."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180008
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref515

Cape Coast Castle and town

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 12 x 19 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "Cape Coast Castle & part of Cape Coast with swish houses from the top of the Wesleyan Chapel."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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
Cityscape photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180009
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref516

Cape Coast town road

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 14 1/2 x 19 1/2 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "The Road opposite the Castle,showing tower of Wesleyan Church and signal station in the distance."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180010
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref517

Captain PH.A. Leggatt, transport officer with African carriers headed for Kumasi

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 10 1/4 x 15 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads " carriers with head loads for Kumassi; Capt. PH.A. Leggatt transport officer, since killed in the flight of Gov. Hodgson from the besieged town."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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.
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180011
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref518

Cape Coast Castle Signal Station

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 14 x 19 1/4 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "Signal Station Cape Coast Castle."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180012
See more items in:
Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref519

Cape Coast Castle with flag

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 12 1/2 x 19 1/2 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "The Castle-front-flag flying from Dalzel tower."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180013
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref520

Cape Coast Castle-west view

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 14 1/2 x 19 1/2 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "Cape Coast Castle-best view- from the West."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180014
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref521

Governor Sir W.B. Griffith, D.C. H. Vroom and staff

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 10 1/2 x 15 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads: "The late Governor Sir W.B.Griffith K.C.M.G. & staff-H. Vroom. DC. the P.M.O etc."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180015
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref522

Transport Officer Knollys and Chief Coker with other Africans and European officials

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 12 1/2 x 19 3/4 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "Carriers with head loads for Kumassi. Transport officer ...Knollys, since died. Chief Coker on his right."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180016
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref523

Women street sellers in Cape Coast

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 10 1/4 x 15 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "Women street sellers & their wares Cape Coast. soap, looking glasses, towels, homade scent."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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:
Marketplaces  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180017
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Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref524

Cape Coast market

Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 11 x 15 1/2 cm.)
Culture:
Fanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Gold Coast
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads "The Market Cape Coast."
General:
Title source: photo album.
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:
Marketplaces  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-018, Item EEPA 1995-180018
See more items in:
Ghana photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-018-ref525

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