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Collector:
Robins, D.C. Major  Search this
Robins, D.C. Major  Search this
Extent:
43 gelatin silver prints (1 album, black & white, 12 x 16.5 cm. or smaller)
Container:
Item 26
Box 1
Culture:
Acholi (African people) -- Uganda  Search this
Teso (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Date:
between 1920-1935
Summary:
Album is comprised of photographs taken in and around Patiko, a settlement of the Acholi peoples (also known as Gan) in Uganda, and among the Teso peoples of Uganda. The images depict architectural features, general appearance of both Acholi and Teso, and in some instances activities and rituals. Photographer unknown.
Scope and Contents:
The album is comprised of photographs taken in and around Patiko, a settlement of the Acholi peoples (also known as Gan) in Uganda, and among the Teso peoples of Uganda, including at Lake Nagero and in the Guru Guru Hills. The images depict architectural features, the general appearance of both Acholi and Teso, and in some instances rituals and activities, including digging for water, watering cattle, threshing grain, mending a hoe, hunting and dancing. Additionally, there are several images of individuals wearing ornaments including brass rings, beaded headdresses and metal armbands.
Arrangement note:
In order as printed in album.
Biographical / Historical:
The album was compiled by Major D.C. Robins, who served in British East Africa during the 1920s and 1930s. Photographer is unknown.
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
Citation:
Uganda Photographic Album, EEPA 1999-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-003
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1999-003