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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
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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
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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
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A pair of Nubian (three-horned) giraffes, from German East Africa, Bronx Park, N.Y. City. 11470 photonegative

Topic:
WILD ANIMALS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Photographer:
Hill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Bronx Park (New York)
German East Africa
New York (N.Y.)
Nubia
Tanzania
Date:
1913
Local Numbers:
RSN 15144

Video number 14531
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 2.2.3 [104].
Same as RSN 27883.
Copy and Version Identification Note:
819
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:
Animals -- New York  Search this
Giraffe -- New York  Search this
Parks -- New York  Search this
Zoos -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- 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 / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 15135-15239
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref11680

Bulky hippopotamus, over a ton in weight, in Bronx Park, N.Y. City. (Native of German East Africa.) [Active no. 11473 : half stereo photonegative,]

Topic:
WILD ANIMALS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Photographer:
Hill  Search this
Names:
New York Zoological Park  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
German East Africa
New York (N.Y.)
Tanzania
Date:
1913
Local Numbers:
RSN 15147

Video number 14534
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.41 [16].
Same as RSN 27885.
Orig. no. 820.
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:
Animals -- New York  Search this
Hippopotamus -- New York  Search this
Parks -- New York  Search this
Zoos -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1910-1920 -- Black-and-white negatives -- 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 / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 15135-15239
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref11683

Thomas Ofcansky collection

Collector:
Ofcansky, Thomas P., 1947-  Search this
Extent:
1 Booklet (sheet music)
30 Engravings
6 Photographic prints
6 Posters
1 Drawing
2 Documents
12 Maps
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Booklets
Engravings
Photographic prints
Posters
Drawings
Documents
Maps
Letters
Pamphlets
Sheet music
Certificates
Place:
Africa -- Maps
Africa -- Colonization
Africa -- Discovery and exploration
Ethiopia
Tanzania
Sudan
Date:
1678-circa 2005
Summary:
The collection dates from 1678 to circa 2005 and consists of 58 maps, engravings, posters, original documents and photographs related to East, Central and South Africa. There is a special focus on Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Tanzania and the Sudan, and the collection's subjects include East African geography, history, political affairs and African leaders, as well as European (German, Italian, British) and American colonization, exploration and warfare in Africa.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 58 maps, engravings, particularly satirical comics, posters, original documents and photographs related to East, Central and South Africa. There is a special focus on Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Tanzania and the Sudan, and the collection's subjects include East African geography, history, political affairs and African leaders, as well as European (German, Italian, British) and American colonization, exploration and warfare in Africa. A number of engravings feature Benito Mussolini, Menelik, and the first Italian-Ethiopian War of 1895-1896. Additionally, there is a photograph of Haile Selassie. Many of the chromolithographs appeared in popular publications in England, France and the U.S., including Punch, or The London Chariviari, The London Illustrated News, The Graphic, and Le Petit Journal during the late 19th – early 20th century.

There are a few ephemeral items related to travel and transportation in Africa, including African Steamship travel tickets, menus and a Uganda railway poster. Other items are related to exploration, hunting and safaris, including original sketches and engravings of motor safari camps in East Africa.
Arrangement:
Arranged in one series by medium.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas P. Ofcansky (1947-) is a former African affairs analyst with the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and a retired professor of political science from the University of West Virginia. In the 1990s, he developed a detailed database that tracked the suppliers and shipments of small arms to Africa (PBS/Frontline interview, February, 2002). Ofcansky is the author of numerous publications including Uganda: Tarnished Pearl of Africa (1999), Paradise Lost: A History of Game Preservation in East Africa (2002), and has co-authored numerous volumes in the Historical Dictionary of Africa series and Ethiopia: A Country Study (1993–2014).
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:
Engravings
Letters
Posters
Pamphlets
Sheet music
Certificates
Photographic prints
Citation:
Thomas Ofcansky Collection, EEPA 2015-012, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-012
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Thomas Ofcansky collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2015-012
Online Media:

German East Africa Massai Women

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Tanzania
Date:
c. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten caption on recto reads: "Massai Women - German E. A.."
Additional text on verso reads: "Union postale universelle. Transvaal."
Ms. on recto and verso. Postmarks on verso
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-01

EEPA KE 1995-23-26
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
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
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 2010-001-051
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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-ref5208

British East Africa A Kisii Native

Photographer:
Binks, Herbert K., "Pop"  Search this
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
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Tanzania
Kenya
Date:
c. 1905
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "A Kisii Native. British East Africa. Photo : Binks."
Additional Text on verso reads: "The Standard P. & P. Works, Nairobi and Mombasa, B. E. Africa. Printed in Great Britain."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-86
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
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 2010-001-066
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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-ref5323

Missions des Pères Blancs Visite dans un village du Nyanza

Creator:
White Fathers  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Tanzania
Date:
c. 1900
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "Missions des Pères Blancs. Visite dans un village du Nyanza. Collection de l'Oeuvre de la Sainte Enfance. 44, rue du Cherche-Midi - Paris (6ie)."
Translated postcard caption reads, "Visit of a Nyanza village."
Additional text on verso reads: "L'Oeuvre de la Sainte Enfance baptise chaque année près de 500.00 petit infidèles. Elle en élève près de 700.00."
Ms. on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-40-03
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:
Missions  Search this
Missionaries  Search this
Vernacular architecture  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 2010-001-139
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-ref5384

Mkuzi Station with Rev. Petro Limo

Creator:
U. M. C. A.  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 MZ
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mozambique
Tanzania
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Mkuzi Station with Rev. Petro Limo."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Copyright U.M.C.A."
Manuscript message, address, and postmarked postage stamp on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA MZ-39-05
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:
Missionaries  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Missions  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 MZ 2013-001-0551
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 31: Mozambique (MZ)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6834

Caravan in a palm forest forty miles S. of Kilimanjaro. [Active no. 10469 : stereo 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
Kilimanjaro, Mount (Tanzania)
Tanzania
Local Numbers:
RSN 24092
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.36 [31]. Associated no. 115490 (company accession?)
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:
Forests -- Tanzania  Search this
Horses -- Tanzania  Search this
hunters -- Tanzania  Search this
Jungles -- Tanzania  Search this
Palm trees -- Tanzania  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.
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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 24081-24180
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref21859

Eternal snow amid equatorial jungles--Kilimanjaro (19.700 ft.) Africa's highest peak (S.W.). 10470 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
Landscapes (representations)
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Africa
Kilimanjaro, Mount (Tanzania)
Tanzania
Local Numbers:
RSN 24093
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.36 [31].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
115433
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:
hunters  Search this
Jungles  Search this
Mountains -- Tanzania  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Snow  Search this
Genre/Form:
Landscapes (representations)
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-ref21860

Our photographer and his party, Serengeti plain, looking S.W. 10471 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
Serengeti
Tanzania
Local Numbers:
RSN 24094
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.36 [31].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
115604
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:
hunters -- Tanzania  Search this
Photographers -- Tanzania  Search this
Rifles -- Tanzania  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-ref21861

Hunters on the fever-haunted veldt below Kilimanjaro--19,700 ft.--(S.W.). 10487 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
Landscapes (representations)
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Africa
Kilimanjaro, Mount (Tanzania)
Tanzania
Local Numbers:
RSN 24105
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.36 [31].
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:
hunters  Search this
Mountains -- Tanzania  Search this
Genre/Form:
Landscapes (representations)
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
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 24081-24180
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref21872

A wachagga village on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. [Active no. 10479 : Interpositive.]

Topic:
GERMAN EAST AFRICA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
German East Africa
Kilimanjaro, Mount (Tanzania)
Tanzania
Local Numbers:
RSN 27630
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:
Family -- Tanzania  Search this
Huts -- Tanzania  Search this
Jungles -- Tanzania  Search this
Mountains -- Tanzania  Search this
Natives -- Tanzania  Search this
Villages -- Tanzania  Search this
Wachagga  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 27530-27632
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25388

Picking coffee in Moschi province. [Active no. 10481: non-stereo Interpositive.]

Topic:
GERMAN EAST AFRICA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
German East Africa
Moschi Province
Tanzania
Scope and Contents:
Several figures in field, including two children in foreground.
Local Numbers:
RSN 27631
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:
Agriculture -- Tanzania  Search this
Children -- Tanzania  Search this
Coffee -- Tanzania  Search this
Fields -- Tanzania  Search this
Harvesting -- Tanzania  Search this
Laborers -- Tanzania  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 27530-27632
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25389

Zebras, favorite game of men and of lions--S.W. toward Mt. Meru. [Active no. 10486 : 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:
German East Africa
Mt. Meru
Tanzania
Scope and Contents:
Hunters and native assistants with two dead zebras.
Local Numbers:
RSN 27633
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:
Hunting -- Tanzania  Search this
Mountains -- Tanzania  Search this
Rifles -- Tanzania  Search this
Zebras -- Tanzania  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-ref25391

A pair of Nubian (three-horned) giraffes, from German East Africa, Bronx Park, N.Y. City. [Active no. 11470 : interpositive,]

Topic:
TRAVEL STUDIES--WILD ANIMALS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Photographer:
Hill  Search this
Names:
New York Zoological Park  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
German East Africa
New York (N.Y.)
Nubia
Tanzania
Date:
1913
Local Numbers:
RSN 27883
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.58 [91].
NOTE! IMAGE REVERSE COPIED ON VIDEODISC! Same as RSN 15144 and 15195.
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:
Animals -- New York  Search this
Giraffe -- New York  Search this
Parks -- New York  Search this
Zoos -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1910-1920 -- 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 27845-27950
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25639

Bulky hippopotamus, over a ton in weight, in Bronx Park, N.Y. City. [Active no. 11473 : stereo interpositive,]

Topic:
TRAVEL STUDIES--WILD ANIMALS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Photographer:
Hill  Search this
Names:
New York Zoological Park  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
German East Africa
New York (N.Y.)
Tanzania
Date:
1913
Local Numbers:
RSN 27885
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.58 [91].
NOTE! IMAGE REVERSE COPIED ON VIDEODISC! Same as RSN 15147 and 15184.
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:
Animals -- New York  Search this
Hippopotamus -- New York  Search this
Parks -- New York  Search this
Zoos -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1910-1920 -- 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 27845-27950
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25641

Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples

Creator:
Acebes, Hector  Search this
Extent:
2 Copy prints
153 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Shuar  Search this
Ika (Ica/Arhuaco)  Search this
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Yukpa (Macoa/Macoita/Yupa)  Search this
Bassari (Senegalese and Guinean people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Uaupés River (Colombia and Brazil)
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Mali
Guinea
Togo
Benin
Cameroon
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Rwanda
Africa
Tanzania
Kenya
Date:
1949-1960
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made on Hector Acebes's expeditions in Africa and South America, mostly during the 1950s. Many of the images document people and markets in Africa (1949 and 1953), including Kikuyu, Masai, Mangbetu, Fulani, and Bassari peoples. There are also photographs made in the French Sudan, Guinea, Togo, Dahomey, Cameroon, the Congo Republic, Ruanda, Kenya, and Tanganyika. These prints were made for an exhibit.

Other sets include images of Jivaro, January, 1950; the Vaupés River and nearby tribes, September, 1950; a journey up the Orinoco to the Guaica, February, 1951; Arhuaco peoples, 1958; and Yuco peoples, 1960. Many photographs depict scenery and dwellings or are portraits (some show body and face paint). There are also images of fishing and hunting (Guaica); musical pipes (Guaica), a bridge, weaving, and bows and arrows (Arhuaco). Some photographs depict expedition members, including Acebes. The collection also includes photographs of the cover of Acebes' Orinoco Adventure, 1954, and coverage of his expeditions in Look, April 8, 1952, and Time (Latin American edition), December 24, 1951.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hector Acebes was born in 1921 in New York City and raised in Madrid and Bogota. While in college at the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, he operated his own photo studio. After graduating from MIT in 1947 with a degree in mechanical engineering, he moved back to Bogota. Throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s, Acebes undertook expeditions in Africa and South America and started to work as a professional filmmaker and lecturer. Acebes wrote, filmed, directed, and edited each of the forty-three films his production company, Acebes Productions, released.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 94-28
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Uaica photographs collected by Acebes held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4389.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 94-28, Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-28
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-94-28

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