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African Postcard Collection

Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
61 Volumes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Postcards
Place:
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Côte d'Ivoire
Mozambique
Morocco
Mali
Namibia
Rwanda
Niger
Nigeria
Somalia
South Africa
Sierra Leone
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Zimbabwe
Zambia
Uganda
Senegal
Kenya
Liberia
Ghana
Guinea
Mauritania
Madagascar
Malawi
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Gabon
Egypt
Eritrea
Africa
Date:
1898-[ongoing]
Summary:
This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.
Arrangement note:
Arranged by country and topic
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:
Postcards
Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-014
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2. Kinshasa Statue de Albert I

Creator:
C.L.W.  Search this
Albert, King of the Belgians, I, 1875-1934  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 4 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Kinshasa Province -- Kinshasa
Date:
ca. 1926
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "2. Kinshasa - Statue de Albert I." Translated caption reads: "2. Kinshasa - Statue of Albert I."
Publisher's logo on verso: star within a circle, bearing the letters "C.L.W."
Manuscript message and address on verso, date reads: "26-4-1926." Postmarked postage stamp on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-28-55
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Cityscape photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1225
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3157

Boma, Congo Belge Le Corps Consulaire, les Fonctionnaires et Agents de la Colonie attendant l'arrivée de S.A.R. Mgr. le Prince Albert

Creator:
J. P. L. W.  Search this
Albert, King of the Belgians, I, 1875-1934  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 4 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Bas-Congo Province -- Boma
Date:
ca. 1908
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Boma; Congo Belge / Le Corps Consulaire, les Fonctionnaires et Agents de la Colonie attendant l'arrivée de S.A.R. Mgr. le Prince Albert." Translated postcard caption reads: "Belgian Congo; Boma / The Consular Corps, the functionaries and agents of the Colony wait for the arrival of H.R.H. Mgr. Prince Albert."
Printed text on verso reads: "J. P. L. W. 507.-Reproduction Interdite."
Manuscript message and address on verso. Postmark on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-36-02
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1334
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3264

Boma, Congo Belge Arrivée de S.A.R. Mgr. le Prince Albert de Belgique à bord de l'Hirondelle

Creator:
J. P. L. W.  Search this
Albert, King of the Belgians, I, 1875-1934  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 4 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Bas-Congo Province -- Boma
Date:
ca. 1908
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Boma; Congo Belge / Arrivée de S.A.R. Mgr. le Prince Albert de Belgique à bord de l'Hirondelle." Translated postcard caption reads: "Belgian Congo; Boma / Belgian Congo. Boma. Arrival of H.R.H.. Mgr. Prince Albert of Belgium on board the Hirondelle."
Printed text on verso reads: "J. P. L. W. 507.-Reproduction Interdite."
Manuscript message and address on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-36-04
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1335
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3265

Kinshasa Inauguration du buste de S.M. Albert I

Creator:
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
Albert, King of the Belgians, I, 1875-1934  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 4 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Kinshasa Province -- Kinshasa
Date:
ca. 1929
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Kinshasa; Inauguration du buste de S.M. Albert I." Translated postcard caption reads: "Kinshasa. Inauguration of the bust of H.M. Albert I."
Publisher's logo on recto and verso: "Nels." Manuscript date on recto, in graphite: "1929."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-36-06
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1337
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3267

Administrative Records, 1972-1984

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Scientific Event Alert Network (National Museum of Natural History (U.S.))  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center  Search this
Center for African, Near Eastern and Asian Cultures  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mt. Hopkins Observatory  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
511.08 cu. ft. (369 record storage boxes) (236 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (3 16x20 boxes) (141 3x5 boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Date:
1972
1972-1984
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000613
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2017 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217173

Warren M. Robbins Papers, 1945-2015

Creator:
Robbins, Warren M  Search this
Uniform title:
Man for All Reasons: Letters of a Visionary (Monograph : 2014)  Search this
Subject:
Robbins, Warren M  Search this
Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895  Search this
Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication  Search this
Center for Cross Cultural Communication  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
United States Foreign Service  Search this
Physical description:
1.69 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Picture postcards
Scrapbooks
Serials (publications)
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Art objects
Date:
1945
1945-2015
Topic:
Museums--Management  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Cultural relations  Search this
Communication  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-144
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400123

Silversmith workshop at Bida, Northern Nigeria

Creator:
Viewcards Ltd. (Lagos)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 14.5 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
[ca. 1980]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Silversmith workshop at Bida - Northern Nigeria." Caption repeated in french, german and spanish.
Additional printed text on verso reads: "20; Guaranteed from real photograph; Copyright: Viewcards (Nig) Ltd. - Tel. 25573 - Lagos, Nigeria."
Local Numbers:
EEPA NR-04-11
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
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.
Occupation:
Silversmiths  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Africa  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA NR 2010-020-0017
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 34: Nigeria (NR)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6954

Derrubada

Creator:
Pimenta, José  Search this
Baudinière, G. (Paris)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 9 x 14 cm; collotype.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Angola
Date:
[19--]
Scope and Contents:
Image of a landscape. Printed text on recto reads: "13. Derrubada." Additional printed text on recto, hidden due to same color ink as image, reads: "José Pimenta, Lim [superscript "a"]."
Trade-mark on verso reads: "Phototypie Baudinière Paris."
Local Numbers:
EEPA AO-14-45
General:
Image indexed by catalogue number or series; arranged by country and subject.
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:
Landscapes -- natural  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA AO 1985-142224
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 3: Angola (AO)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1496

A Coconut Plantation

Creator:
Pimenta, José  Search this
Baudinière, G. (Paris)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 13.5 cm)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Angola
Date:
[19--]
Scope and Contents:
Image of a beach with a building, an open shed, a boat, and many trees. Printed text on recto reads: "20. Uma plantacao de coqueiros." Additional printed text on recto reads: "Editor José Pimenta, Lim [superscript "a"]."
Trade-mark on verso reads: "Phototypie Baudinière Paris."
Local Numbers:
EEPA AO-14-46
General:
Image indexed by catalogue number or series; arranged by country and subject.
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:
Landscapes -- natural  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA AO 1985-142226
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 3: Angola (AO)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1498

From cannibalism to civilisation Up to date Congo rulers: Three of the great chiefs of Uele: Avungura, Zolasigaza and Gelima (1913)

Creator:
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
International Rubber and Fibers Exhibition (June 1914 : London)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1914
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "From cannibalism to civilisation / Up to date Congo rulers: Three of the great chiefs of Uele: Avungura, Zolasigaza and Gelima (1913)."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "International Rubber and Fibers Exhibition. London June 1914. Issued by the Agricultural Department. Colonial Office. Brussels." Publisher's logo on verso: "Nels."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-15-61
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 1985-141003
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2353

La Croisière Noire Femme d'un chef Mangbetu (Congo Belge)

Photographer:
Poirier, Léon  Search this
Specht, Georges  Search this
Creator:
Expédition Citroën Centre-Afrique (1924-1925)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 3 CG
Culture:
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Orientale Province -- Niangara
Date:
1925
Scope and Contents:
Printed recto caption reads: "La Croisière Noire / Femme d'un chef Mangbetu (Congo Belge)." Translated postcard caption reads: "The Black Cruise / Wife of a Mangbetu chief."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Expèdition Citroen - Centre Afrique / Deuxième Mission Haardt-Audouin Dubreuil." Translated additional text reads: "Citroen expedition - Central Africa. Second mission Haardt-Audouin Dubreuil."
Item published with the following caption: "Mangbetu woman Nobosodrou, wife of Mangbetu king Touba, Niangara, Belgian Congo." Photograph by Léon Poirier and Georges Specht during the French Citroen Expedition through Africa. March, 1925.
Items EEPA CG-20-75 and EEPA CG-20-76 are duplicate postcards.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-20-75
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 1999-140017
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2473

From cannibalism to civilisation The Belgian Congo negroes are often stalwart and good featured men: This pictures shows three Bapoto warriors

Creator:
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
International Rubber and Fibers Exhibition (June 1914 : London)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Poto (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1914
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "From cannibalism to civilisation / The Belgian Congo negroes are often stalwart and good featured men: This pictures shows three Bapoto warriors."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "International Rubber and Fibers Exhibition. London June 1914. / Issued by the Agricultural Department. Colonial Office. Brussels." Publisher's logo on verso: "Nels."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-05-13
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Body arts  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-0613
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2550

Ubangi. Belgisch Congo Refter der meisjes te Abumombazi

Creator:
Congregatie van de Zusters Franciscanessen, Herentals (1856-present)  Search this
Thill, Ernest (Brussels)  Search this
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Équateur Province -- Abumombazi
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed text on recto reads: "Refter der meisjes te Abumombazi." Translated postcard caption reads, "Girls' dining area in Abumombazi."
Printed text on verso reads: "Missie der Zusters Franciscanessen van Herenthals / Ubangi - Belgisch Congo." Additional printed text on verso reads: "Ern. Thill, Brussel." Publisher's logo on recto and verso: "Nels."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-12-13
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Households  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-0776
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2710

Exposition Universelle et Internationale, Bruxelles, 1958 Congo Belge. Province Orientale. Chez les Mangbetu

Creator:
Photo-Home (Leopoldville)  Search this
Names:
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 CG
Culture:
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1958
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Exposition Universelle et Internationale / Bruxelles 1958 / Congo Belge Province Orientale / Chez les Mangbetu."
Translated postcard caption reads, "World's Fair / Brussels 1958 / Belgian Congo. Eastern Province. Among the Mangbetu."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "174 / Copyright Photo-Home / Leopoldville / Fabrication Suisse / 58."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-19-02
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Music  Search this
Musicians -- Africa  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-0849
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2783

Exposition Universelle et Internationale, Bruxelles, 1958 Congo Belge, Pygmée

Creator:
Photo-Home (Leopoldville)  Search this
Names:
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w., 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 3 CG
Culture:
Pygmies  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1958
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption reads: "Exposition Universelle et Internationale / Bruxelles 1958 / Congo Belge Pygmée." Translated postcard caption reads, " Belgian Congo. Pygmy."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "68 / Copyright Photo-Home / Leopoldville / Fabrication Suisse / 58."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-20-01
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-0988
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2918

La Croisière Noire Femme d'un chef Mangbetu (Congo Belge)

Photographer:
Poirier, Léon  Search this
Specht, Georges  Search this
Creator:
Expédition Citroën Centre-Afrique (1924-1925)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 3 CG
Culture:
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Orientale Province -- Niangara
Date:
1925
Scope and Contents:
Nobosodrou, a Mangbetu woman in the Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Photograph by Leon Poirier and Georges Specht during the French Citroen Expedition through Africa. March, 1925. Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Printed recto caption reads: "La Croisière Noire / Femme d'un chef Mangbetu (Congo Belge)." Translated postcard caption reads: "The Black Cruise / Wife of a Mangbetu chief."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Expèdition Citroen - Centre Afrique / Deuxième Mission Haardt-Audouin Dubreuil." Translated additional text reads: "Citroen expedition - Central Africa. Second mission Haardt-Audouin Dubreuil."
Item EEPA CG-20-75 published with the following caption: "Mangbetu woman Nobosodrou, wife of Mangbetu king Touba, Niangara, Belgian Congo." Photograph by Léon Poirier and Georges Specht during the French Citroen Expedition through Africa. March, 1925.
Items EEPA CG-20-75 and EEPA CG-20-76 are duplicate postcards.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-20-76
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1021
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2951

From cannibalism to civilisation Kakua women. (Uele, Belgian Congo)

Creator:
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
International Rubber and Fibers Exhibition (June 1914 : London)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 3 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "From cannibalism to civilisation / Kakua women. (Uele, Belgian Congo)."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "International Rubber and Fibers Exhibition. London June 1914. Issued by the Agricultural Department. Colonial Office. Brussels." Publisher's logo on verso: "Nels."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-20-96
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1037
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2967

From cannibalism to civilisation Two prominent Arabslave and ivory traders in the Congo: Bwana Nzige and Tippo-tippo

Creator:
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
International Rubber and Fibers Exhibition (June 1914 : London)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 4 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1914
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "From cannibalism to civilisation / Two prominent Arabslave and ivory traders in the Congo: Bwana Nzige and Tippo-tippo. / The latter, a very wealthy and intelligent man, foreseeing that slavary would be stamped out, left Central Africa before the Arab war broke out: his relatives and associates Rachid, Sefu, Munie, Moharra, Saïd, Rumaliza, subsequently murdered some Belgians and attacked the Governments stations."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "International Rubber and Fibers Exhibition. London June 1914. Issued by the Agricultural Department. Colonial Office. Brussels." Publisher's logo on verso: "Nels."
Items EEPA CG-36-19 and EEPA CG-36-20 bear variations of the same recto image.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-36-19
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Leaders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1350
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3280

From cannibalism to civilisation [Soldiers]

Creator:
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
International Rubber and Fibers Exhibition (June 1914 : London)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 4 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1914
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "From cannibalism to civilisation / The Arab slavetraders, with 30,000 followers armed with guns, were met in several fierce battles and finally crushed by the Belgian Congo States small army of about 2,000 native soldiers commanded by Belgian officers. Several thousand slavers and soldiers were killed in action and also many Belgians."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "International Rubber and Fibers Exhibition. London June 1914. Issued by the Agricultural Department. Colonial Office. Brussels." Publisher's logo on verso: "Nels."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-38-11
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Military -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1368
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3298

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