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Ivory on the way from the jungle to America, main street, Mombasa. [Active no. 10482 : interpositive.]

Topic:
EAST AFRICAN HUNTING TRIP
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
British East Africa
Kenya
Mombasa (Kenya)
Local Numbers:
RSN 27632

AC0143-0027632 (AC scan number)
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.57 [83].
Orig. no. 90-14113.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Elephants -- Africa -- Kenya  Search this
hunters -- Kenya  Search this
Ivory -- Kenya  Search this
Markets -- Kenya  Search this
Streets -- Kenya  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 27530-27632
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25390

Sunrise exodus of the cattle from a Masai kraal at base of Mt. Kenia. 10542 Interpositive

Topic:
BRITISH EAST AFRICA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Culture:
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
British East Africa
Kenya
Mt. Kenia
Local Numbers:
RSN 27639
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.57 [83]
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cattle -- 1890-1920 -- Kenya  Search this
Farms  Search this
Kraals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 27633-27740
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25397

Kikuyu women with water vessels (gourds) beside village storehouses. 10551 Interpositive

Topic:
BRITISH EAST AFRICA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
British East Africa
Kenya
Local Numbers:
RSN 27640
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.57 [83].
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Huts -- Kenya  Search this
Natives -- Kenya  Search this
Portraits -- Kenya  Search this
Pottery -- Kenya  Search this
Villages -- Kenya  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 27633-27740
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25398

Strange dress of Masai tribe, married women wear wire collars. 11123 Interpositive

Topic:
BRITISH EAST AFRICA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Culture:
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
British East Africa
Kenya
Local Numbers:
RSN 27745
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.57 [83]
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Costumes  Search this
Natives  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 27741-27844
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25503

Grinding corn--Kikuyu women decorated with beads and brass wire--Mt. Kenia district. 10544 Interpositive

Topic:
EAST AFRICAN HUNTING TRIP
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Mt. Kenia
Local Numbers:
RSN 24159
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.36 [31].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
116317
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Children -- Kenya  Search this
Corn -- Kenya  Search this
Portraits -- Kenya  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 24081-24180
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref21926

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
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African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-014
Online Media:

Lynn McLaren Photographs

Creator:
McLaren, Lynn, 1922-  Search this
Names:
UNICEF  Search this
Extent:
648 Slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
10 Photographic prints (black and white , 8 x 10 inches.)
38 Transparencies (color , 120mm.)
Container:
Item EEPA.2007-009
Culture:
Zaramo (African people)  Search this
Swahili (African people)  Search this
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Makonde (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Transparencies
Portraits
Color slides
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Zanzibar
Africa, East
Mikumi National Park (Tanzania)
Africa
Mombasa (Kenya)
Lamu Island (Kenya)
Manyara, Lake (Tanzania)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
India
Kilimanjaro, Mount (Tanzania)
Kenya
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Victoria, Lake
Date:
circa 1950-1969
Summary:
The collection consists of 38 color transparencies, 648 color slides and 10 black-and-white photographic prints taken by Lynn McLaren Demarest while on assignment for various news outlets in the 1950s and 1960s. A majority of the slides and transparencies were taken in East Africa and document indigenous peoples, agriculture (cotton in particular), health and nutrition education, UNICEF activities, architecture, natural landscapes, animals, fishers, coffee plantations and the sisal industry. Locations include Mobassa, Lamu Island, Zanzibar, Dar es Saalam, Lake Victoria, Mount Kilimajaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Mikumi National Park (Tanzania). The black-and-white photographs depict East African leaders, such as Julius Nyerere, and prominent international visitors to the region, including Robert Kennedy. A small number of slides and transparencies were taken in India.
Arrangement note:
Arrangement reflects the original order established by the photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lynn McLaren (1922-2008) was a professional photojournalist who worked on assignment for National Geographic, Life, Newsweek and Business Week since the 1950s and 1960s. A member of the Society of Women Geographers, McLaren lived and traveled extensively around the world, photographing peoples and places in Kenya, Tanzania (Zanzibar), India, Nepal, Spain, Germany and the United States. McLaren was also the author of five books, including Berlin and the Berliners and The Village: The People (India), all of which are richly illustrated with her photographs. She recently had a major retrospective of her photography, Fifty Years of Photographs from Around the World, at the Marion Art Center in Marion, Massachusetts in May-June 2007.
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.
Topic:
Coffee plantations  Search this
Animals  Search this
Sisal (Plant)  Search this
Sailboats  Search this
Markets  Search this
Health education  Search this
Dhows  Search this
Cotton  Search this
Fishers  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Portraits
Color slides
Transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Lynn McLaren Photographs, EEPA 2007-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2007-009
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2007-009

William Hance collection

Creator:
Hance, William Adams, 1916-  Search this
Extent:
2513 Slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
17 Maps
117 Postcards
10 Items ((guidebooks))
Container:
Item EEPA.2008-008
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Maps
Postcards
Guidebooks
Color slides
Place:
West Africa
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Gabon
Africa, Central
Africa
Lesotho
Kenya
Côte d'Ivoire
Ghana
Malawi
Madagascar
Libya
Liberia
Morocco
Mali
Mauritius
Africa, East
Zanzibar
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Senegal
Zambia
Sudan
South Africa
Sierra Leone
Uganda
Tunisia
Tanzania
Swaziland
Egypt
Cameroon
Rwanda
Burundi
Réunion
Nigeria
Ethiopia
Central African Republic
Date:
1949-1970
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1949-1970, contains approximately 2513 color 35mm slides depicting the people, environment and cultures of more than 30 African countries. Images include landscapes, agriculture and marketplace scenes. Countries represented include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burundi, Rwanda, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Cote d'Ivoire and Zambia. Also included in this collection are 117 postcards from West and Central Africa and approximately 17 maps of and 10 guide books for East and West Africa. A small amount of miscellaneous ephemera rounds out the collection.
Arrangement note:
Slides are arranged alphabetically by country. Arrangement reflects the original order established by the donor.
Biographical/Historical note:
William Adams Hance (1916-2008) was a professor emeritus of economic geography at Columbia University. In the early 1950s, Hance was part of a team of academicians sent by the Carnegie Corporation to Africa, with the intention that they would return and contribute to the education of Americans about the African continent. He taught courses on Africa until his retirement. In 1956, Hance was a founding member of the African Studies Association and he went on to serve on its board as Executive Secretary and President. Hance's publications include six books on Africa, as well as numerous articles. In 1967 he was named Honorary Fellow of the American Geographical Society, and was honored by the Nigerian Society of Geographers for "distinguished contributions to the science of geography in Africa."
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.
Topic:
Natural landscapes  Search this
Markets  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Maps
Guidebooks
Color slides
Citation:
William Hance Collection, EEPA 2008-008, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2008-008
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William Hance collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2008-008
Online Media:

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.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
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

William F. Wheeler photographs of Africa and Efe people

Creator:
Wheeler, William F. (William Felix), 1943-2008  Search this
Extent:
5,200 Color slides (circa)
Culture:
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Mbuti (African people)  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Pygmies  Search this
Efe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Ituri Forest (Congo)
Algeria
Kenya
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Niger
Mali
Date:
1986-1998
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by William F. Wheeler during his expeditions to Africa in July 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, and 1998, mostly documenting the Efe of Akokora in the Ituri forest. Photographs relating to the Efe people of Akokora in the Ituri forest include images of Efe people, camps, musical instruments, dances, archery and poison arrows, hunting, barkcloth making and use, body marking, food, animals and plants of the rainforest, forest treks, villages (including Anduli, Dui, and Akokora). Other photographs include images of ceremonies (including an Olngesherr ceremony in the Loita Hills), Mbuti at Epulu, a Masai village in Kenya, William Wheeler's wedding to Linda Penn in a Masai village (1987), Berber nomads and scenic views in Algeria, markets and Tuaregs during a camel trip through Niger, and aerial views.
Biographical/Historical note:
William F. Wheeler (1943-2008) was born in Blackville, South Carolina, and earned a medical degree from Duke University and a specialty degree in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General in Boston. In 1978, after years of practicing medicine, he began traveling Africa by car, making over twenty-four trips during the next three decades. To gain a more intimate experience, he returned to explore the most remote places on foot. His detailed safari journals, written in the style of 19th century explorers, describe camel journeys in the Sahara, foot safaris with Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania, and hundreds of miles of treks with Efe through the rainforest of the Ituri river basin, a tributary of the Congo River. Wheeler's collection of artifacts and photographs formed the basis of a 2004 exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2005-19, NAA ACC 2010-21
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs previously filed in Photo Lot 2005-19 have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 2010-21. These photographs were also made by William F. Wheeler in Africa and form part of this collection.
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the William F. Wheeler Efe Pgymy Papers, 1999-2004 (MS 2005-14).
Artifacts collected by Wheeler held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accessions 2036145, 2034089, and 2033754.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Hunting  Search this
Camps  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Photo Lot 2005-19, William F. Wheeler photographs of Africa and Efe people, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2005-19
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2005-19

Thomas Seligman collection

Photographer:
Seligman, Thomas K.  Search this
Extent:
1742 Slides (photographs) (color)
Culture:
Dogon  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Color slides
Place:
Ghana
Morocco
Kenya
Great Zimbabwe
Togo
Côte d'Ivoire
Swaziland
Gambia
Zambia
Botswana
Mali
Zimbabwe
Africa
Guinea-Bissau
Nigeria
Date:
1970-2004
Scope and Contents:
Photographs taken by Seligman between 1970 and 2004 primarily of West Africa, including Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Dogon, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland, Kenya, and Morocco. Additionally, there are some images of masquerades in Cote d'Ivoire and Togo, and scenes in Ghana and Great Zimbabwe. Images depict cultural landscapes, masquerades, masks, vernacular architecture, and the Dogon people.
Arrangement:
Images indexed by slide number.
Other Archival Materials:
ArtStor has made digital images of some of the slides from Mali (approximately 539 digital slides).
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.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Masks  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Citation:
Thomas Seligman Collection, EEPA 2016-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-002
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2016-002

Hanging Galleries Old Town, Mombasa

Creator:
Nasser, M., photographer  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 15 x 10 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Kenya, -- Coast province, -- Mombasa, -- Old Mombasa
Date:
circa 1980
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "1535 / Hanging Galleries / Old Town, Mombasa."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Photo M. Nasser."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-06-03
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.
Topic:
Cityscape photography  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 KE 1992-018-0002
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5145

Traditional carved door late 18th or 19th century; Lamu

Creator:
Rodwell Press (Mombasa)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 15 x 10 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Kenya, -- Coast province, -- Lamu
Date:
circa 1980
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Traditional carved door; late 18th or 19th century; Lamu."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Printed by The Rodwell Press Ltd., Mombasa."
Items EEPA KE-03-01 and EEPA KE-03-02 are duplicate postcards excepting verso variation.
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-03-01
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with partial accession number: A 1992-018.
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:
Works of art in situ  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 KE 1992-018
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5146

Kikuyu Market

Creator:
Raphael Tuck & Sons  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:
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Kenya, -- Central province, -- Kikuyu
Date:
c. 1930
Scope and Contents:
Additional Text on verso reads: "Kikuyu Market. -Marketing Day is a leisurely proceeding and is not in full swing till 11 a.m. Tuck's Post Card. Printed in England. Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-16-01
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by catalogue number or 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:
Marketplaces  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 KE 1993-012-001
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5147

Mombasa, B. E. Africa Masai

Creator:
Young, photographer (Mombasa)  Search this
Anderson & Mayer, Proprietors, Mombasa  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 1
Culture:
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Kenya -- Coast province -- Mombasa
Date:
c. 1920
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "Masai. Mombasa, B. E. Africa. 8 Anderson & Mayer, Proprietors, Mombasa. Young, Photo."
Additional text on verso reads: "Union postale universelle. Lichtdruck C. Ledermann Jr., Wien I., Fleischmarkt 12."
Manuscript address and postmarked postage stamp on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-05
General:
Image indexed by catalogue number and subjects.
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 -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Jewelry  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 KE 1993-012-002
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5148

East African Types Masai Women

Creator:
S. Skulina, Pegas Studio (Nairobi)  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 1
Culture:
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
c. 1950
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "East African Types - Masai Women. 181."
Additional text on verso reads: "Edition "Africa in Pictures." Copyright by S. Skulina PEGAS STUDIO - Nairobi."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-06
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by catalogue number or subjects.
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 -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Women  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Jewelry  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 KE 1993-012-004
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5149

Mombasa, B. E. Africa Lamu Girls

Creator:
Anderson & Mayer, Proprietors, Mombasa  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:
Manyika (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Kenya -- Coast province -- Mombasa
Date:
c. 1920
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "Lamu Girls. Mombasa, B. E. Africa. 20 Anderson & Mayer, Proprietors, Mombasa."
Additional text on verso reads: "Union postale universelle. Lichtdruck C. Ledermann Jr., Wien I., Fleischmarkt 12."
Manuscript address and postmarked postage stamp on verso.
Items EEPA KE-20-03 and EEPA KE-20-04 are duplicate postcards.
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-03
General:
Image indexed by catalogue number and subjects.
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 -- Africa  Search this
Women  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  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 KE 1993-012-014
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5150

Mombasa, B. E. Africa Masai

Creator:
Young, photographer (Mombasa)  Search this
Anderson & Mayer, Proprietors, Mombasa  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 1
Culture:
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Kenya -- Coast province -- Mombasa
Date:
c. 1920
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "Masai. Mombasa, B. E. Africa. 10 Anderson & Mayer, Proprietors, Mombasa. Young, Photo."
Additional text on verso reads: "Union postale universelle. Lichtdruck C. Ledermann Jr., Wien I., Fleischmarkt 12."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-07
General:
Image indexed by catalogue number and subjects.
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 -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Jewelry  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 KE 1993-012-016
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5151

Masai

Creator:
Young (Mombasa)  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 1
Culture:
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
c. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "Masai. Young, Photo., Mombasa. - Copyright."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-10
General:
Image indexed by catalogue number and subjects.
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 -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Jewelry  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 KE 1993-012-023
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5154

British East Africa Masai

Creator:
The Standard P. & P. Works, Nairobi and Mombasa, B. E. Africa  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 1
Culture:
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
c. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "Masai. British East Africa. Photo : Baron Lambert."
Additional text on verso reads: "The Standard P. & P. Works, Nairobi and Mombasa, B. E. Africa."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-11
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by catalogue number or 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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Weapons  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 KE 1993-013-026
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5155

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