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Photographer:
Abrams, Philip M.  Search this
Extent:
358 slides (photographs) (+22 postcards, color)
10 photographic prints ((dupe prints), color, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Container:
Volume 1
Volume 2
Culture:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Vai (African people)  Search this
Grebo (African people)  Search this
Bassa (Liberian and Sierra Leone people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Photographic prints
Postcards
Place:
Liberia
Mali
Guinea
Côte d'Ivoire
Cameroon
Burkina Faso
Africa
Date:
1957-1973
bulk 1970-1973
Summary:
Photographs taken and postcards gathered by Philip M. Abrams during his travels through Liberia, Mali, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Burkina Faso, 1970-1973. Activities documented in the images include a Bundu sande women's society performance with Sowei (female guardian spirit) masks in Liberia; a Dogon dama (festival) masquerade staged for tourists in Sangha, Mali; a Grebo war dance in Krutown, Monrovia, Liberia; young Vai boys during initiation into the poro male secret society; and masked Vai dancers performing on Providence Island, Monrovia.
Arrangement note:
Slides:organized in one volume;.arranged numerically by image number. Dupe prints:organized in one volume;arranged numerically by image number.
Biographical/Historical note:
U.S. Foreign Service Official.
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:
Color slides
Photographic prints
Postcards
Identifier:
EEPA.1986-002
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Philip M. Abram photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1986-002