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Woman with child, northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan

Catalog Data

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4inches.)
Culture:
Lugbara (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"A Madi mother with her child at a camp on the Albert Nile. The woven basket in which the child is resting can be strapped to the mother's back for easy carrying when they are traveling. The young girl on the right is wearing a simple garment of manioc leaves suspended from her waist in front and back." [Eliot elisofon, Laurens Van Der Post, 1967: The Nile, Viking Press]. During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Madi people living mainly in northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan. 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 Nile 1947 R-6, 10.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "A 3 Mdi. Madi. Sudan. Basket used for child transport by women. 4/1947. EE. neg.no. Nile 1947 R-6, 10." 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:
Portraits  Search this
Children  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  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 00332
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Uganda
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27426