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Male figure

nkisi
Maker:
Kongo peoples
Medium:
Wood, mirror, pigment, resin
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19.4 x 7.9 x 11.1 cm (7 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 4 3/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Divination
Leadership
Power
male
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert and Nancy Nooter
Object number:
86-6-1
Label Text:
The cross-legged pose and carved fiber hat of this figure are symbols associated with rulers. Chiefs and minkisi both have special powers and medicines that can be invoked for the welfare of the community.
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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Badge, Cap, Welfare Worker, American Red Cross

Materials:
Gold Alloy Bullion
Unknown Fabric
Embroidery Thread
Silver Alloy Bullion
Paper
Adhesive
Graphite
Dimensions:
3-D: 5.4 × 0.5 × 6.2cm (2 1/8 × 3/16 × 2 7/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found in Collection. Donor Unknown at this Time. Found on NASM Premises.
Inventory Number:
A19951347000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Physical Description:
American Red Cross Welfare Worker's cap badge; gold wire shield with embroidered red cross surrounded by a blue embroidered ring; gold letter text "AMERICAN RED CROSS" on blue ring; gold wire eagle surmounts shield.
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum
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Children Playing at Social Welfare Orphanage

Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart 1914-2000
Physical description:
negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (silver gelatin)
photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (dupe print)
photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (vintage print)
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Date:
1947
1948
1947-48
Summary:
Children Playing at Social Welfare Orphanage, 1947-48. Photographic image of several girls and boys holding hands in a circle. Inside the circle is a swing set with a young girl sitting in the swing. In the background is a brick building, which is the Johannesburg Social Welfare Orphanage. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1948.
This series of photographs documents the social welfare system, which had been established for poor white South Africans in the Johannesburg area after the end of the Second World War.
There is one 8x 10 in. black and white vintage print of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.
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Constance Stuart Larrabee photographs 1935-1988 (bulk 1941-1945)
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
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Health and Welfare, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Meiere, Hildreth 1892-1961
Architect:
Wyeth, Nathan C.
Fabricator:
Atlantic Terra Cotta Company
Medium:
Ceramic
Type:
Sculptures-Mural
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by District of Columbia Department of Administrative Services Washington District of Columbia
Located Municipal Center 300 Indiana Avenue, N.W East Courtyard Washington District of Columbia
Date:
1941
Topic:
Figure group
Occupation--Medicine--Doctor
Occupation--Medicine--Nurse
Occupation--Other--Social Service
Occupation--Science--Chemist
Occupation--Labor
Control number:
IAS DC000034
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey, 1994.
Goode, James M., "The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C., A Comprehensive Historical Guide," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974, pg. 226.
Summary:
Ceramic tile mural depicting ten different scenes illustrating the benefits of public health and welfare systems in Washington, D.C. On the left side, the first scene depicts a social worker assisting a mother and her family; then a doctor and nurse attend to a family; an agricultural official inspects produce, meats, and fish for sale in the city; two chemists examine specimens; a doctor examines two patients; a family visits a patient in a hospital bed; a nurse administers medicine to patients in a wheel chair and on crouches; a family applies for social security; a supervisor observes brick layers; a family applies to adopt a boy.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Additional Online Media:

"The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly so far as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens."--Theodore Roosevelt, the New Nationalism, 1910. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

Artist:
Joseph Hirsch, born Philadelphia, PA 1910-died New York City 1981
Sitter:
Theodore Roosevelt
Medium:
gouache on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (31.1 x 24.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1954
Topic:
Occupation\political\president
Dress\accessory\eye wear
Portrait male
Figure male\fragment\face
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.117
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Children Playing at Social Welfare Orphanage

Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart 1914-2000
Physical description:
negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (silver gelatin)
photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (dupe print)
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Date:
1947
1948
1947-48
Summary:
Children Playing at Social Welfare Orphanage, 1947-48. Photographic image of several girls and boys standing near a swing set. In the background is a brick building, which is the Johannesburg Social Welfare Orphanage. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1948.
This series of photographs documents the social welfare system, which had been established for poor white South Africans in the Johannesburg area after the end of the Second World War.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee photographs 1935-1988 (bulk 1941-1945)
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
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Johannesburg Social Welfare, Poor Relief

Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart 1914-2000
Physical description:
negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (silver gelatin)
photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (dupe print)
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Date:
1947
1948
1947-48
Summary:
Johannesburg Social Welfare, Poor Relief, 1947-48. Photographic image of a black South African man standing on the back of a truck handing a basket to a white South African woman. The basket is probably filled with food and other goods for her poor family. Behind her is a house where two children are sitting on the steps. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1948.
This series of photographs documents the social welfare system, which had been established for poor white South Africans in the Johannesburg area after the end of the Second World War.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee photographs 1935-1988 (bulk 1941-1945)
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Visitor Tag(s):

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