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Marilyn Heldman photographs

Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
179 slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Ethiopia
Nigeria
Cameroon
Eritrea
Date:
1965-1996
Summary:
This collection is comprised of 179 slides taken by Marilyn Heldman in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Eritrea, and Cameroon. Subjects include architecture, art objects, marketplaces, pottery, reliefs and cultures including the Anuak, Dorze, Falasha, Fulani, Gurage, Tigre, Falasha .
Scope and Contents:
Series is comprised of images taken in Bafang, Foumban, and Kribi, Cameroon of the waterfall of Mouenkeu, Boroboro peoples, trees, and other natural landscapes. Series two includes photographs taken in Aromo and Senafe, Eritrea of a priest, school children, basket weavers, and a marketplace. Series three includes photographs taken in Kano, Katsina, and Zaria, Nigeria of a view of the city of Kano, people by the City Gate of Kano, a wall and gate in Katsina, and a house in Zaria. Series four is comprised of photographs taken in Ethiopia, particularly in Addis Ababa, Gondor, and Lalibela. Subjects include churches, the Jubilee Palace (Addis Ababa), Guarge peoples, scenes in the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) Museum, markets, murals, city views, castles, religious icons, Lake Tana, Dorze textiles, and one image of Haile Selasse visiting Nazareth.
Arrangement:
This collection has been arranged in four series according to geographic location:

Series 1: Cameroon, 1965-1996 (7 slides)

Series 2: Eritrea, 1965-1996 (6 slides)

Series 3: Ethiopia, 1965-1996 (162 slides)

Series 4: Nigeria, 1965-1996 (4 slides)
Biographical / Historical:
Marilyn Heldman was an Adjunct Professor of Art History at American University (Washington, D.C.). Published in such journals as the Journal of Religion in Africa, African Arts and Northeast African Studies, Heldman has also written numerous books, notably African Zion: The Sacred Art of Ethiopia (1993) (cowritten with Stuart C. Munro-Hay). Heldman received a post-doctorate fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to complete field work in Northern Ethiopia (1973-1974). She has also held positions as Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and Curatorial Associate at the Museum of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at the Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (1966-1967).
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Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013
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A cup and serving dish displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1973/74
General:
Original description on slide mount: 20th century pottery used by Highland Christians - cup and small serving dish
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0066
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Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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A Gurage wooden tray displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1974
General:
Original description on slide mount: Gurage wood tray
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0067
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Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
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Ethiopian coffee pots displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1967
General:
Original description on slide mount: Coffee pots (Left from central Ethiopia, Right from northern Ethiopia)
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0068
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Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
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A painted cow skin canvas displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1973
General:
Original description on slide mount: Painted cow skin, detail
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0069
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref201

A painted cow skin canvas displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1974
General:
Original description on slide mount: Painted cow skin vocers seating ledges in homes, etc.
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:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0070
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref202

A painted cow skin canvas displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1973
General:
Original description on slide mount: Painted cow skin, detail
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:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0071
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref203

A painted cow skin canvas displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1973
General:
Original description on slide mount: Painted cow skin, detail
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:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0072
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref204

An Anuak incised gourd displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1967
General:
Original description on slide mount: Anuak, incised gourd
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:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0073
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref205

An Anuak incised gourd displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1967
General:
Original description on slide mount: Anuak, gourd
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:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0074
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref206

An Anuak incised gourd displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1967
General:
Original description on slide mount: Anuak, incised gourd
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:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0075
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref207

An Anuak incised gourd displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1967
General:
Original description on slide mount: Anuak, gourd
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:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0076
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref208

An Anuak incised gourd displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1967
General:
Original description on slide mount: Anuak, gourd
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:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0077
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref209

Callabash water containers displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1967
General:
Original description on slide mount: Calabash containers for water, IES Museum
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0078
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Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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A Congolese butter holder displayed at the IES Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1974
General:
Original description on slide mount: Butter holder, Kongo
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0079
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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A young woman preparing coffee for a coffee ceremony for a child's birthday party in her home, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1993
General:
Original description on slide mount: Coffee "ceremony" preparation, Addis Ababa - house of middle-class professionals
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:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0080
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
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A young woman preparing coffee for a coffee ceremony for a child's birthday party in her home, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
April/May 1993
General:
Original description on slide mount: Preparing coffee ceremony for adults at child's birthday party
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0081
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Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
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A man sitting with other parisoners during an Easter Eve Service at Yohannes Church, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1965-1996
General:
Original description on slide mount: Easter Eve Service, Yohannes Church
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:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0166
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Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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Acolytes holding lit candles during a Maundy Thursday ceremony at Yohannes Church, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1974
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:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0170
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Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
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A Priest holding a lit candle and reading from the Bible during a Maundy Thursday ceremony at Yohannes Church, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1974
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:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0171
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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