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Captain Alfred Friendly photographs of Africa

Creator:
Friendly, Alfred, Captain  Search this
Extent:
59 color negatives
19 Negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
293 color negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
12 Prints (silver gelatin)
52 color prints
20 color slides
Culture:
Mbuti (African people)  Search this
San (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color negatives
Negatives
Prints
Color prints
Color slides
Photographs
Place:
Kenya
Zimbabwe
South Africa
Guinea
Uganda
Dakar (Senegal)
Kivu, Lake (Congo and Rwanda)
Albert, Lake (Congo and Uganda)
Chivero, Lake (Zimbabwe)
Rhodes Matopos National Park (Zimbabwe)
Djenné (Mali)
Lagos (Nigeria)
Kinshasa (Congo)
Brazzaville (Congo)
Date:
1958
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs by Captain Alfred Friendly depicting rock paintings, people, cities, Kariba Dam, and scenery in Africa. Friendly made the photographs in Nairobi National Park, Nyeri, Kenya; Uganda; Lake Albert; Lake Kivu; Lake McIlwaine (now Lake Chivero); Nswatugi Cave and Silozwane Cave in Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe; Cape Town and Johannesburg, Brotherton, Mushroom Hill, Sigubudu, and Olivier's Hoek, South Africa; Guinea; Dakar, Senegal; Lagos, Nigeria; Djenne, Mali; Leopoldville (now Kinshasa), Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Some photographs may have been used in Alfred Friendly's illustrated lecture on "Bushman Paintings" at the Freer Gallery of Art in 1961.
Biographical/Historical note:
Captain Alfred Friendly (1911-1983) graduated from Amherst College in 1933 and began work for the US Department of Commerce. From 1935 to 1936, he traveled around the United States with his friend Chalmers M. Roberts, which he described in a book entitled "The Trek: or, Adventures in Depression America." Friendly was hired as a reporter for the Washington Daily News (later the Washington Post) until World War II, when he served in the Military Intelligence Service. He helped to transform The Washington Post into a national publication while serving as its managing editor (1955-1965). From his retirement as managing editor until 1971, Friendly worked as a roving reporter for the Post and won a Pulitzer Prize in journalism for his coverage of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 99-39
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Amherst College Archives and Special Collections holds the Alfred Friendly (AC 1933) Papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Rock paintings  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 99-39, Captain Alfred Friendly photographs of Africa, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-39
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-99-39

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