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War Drums Ashanti

Creator:
Methodist Book Depot Ltd. (Ghana)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., monochrome, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
Four young male drummers. Text on frontside reads:"War Drums, Ashanti."
Item number on recto: "N⁰ 10."
Printed text on verso reads: "Copyright of Methodist Book Depots, Cape Coase, Gold Coast; This is a real photograph; Printed in Great Britain."
Stamp box reads: "H."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-19-03
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:
Music -- Africa  Search this
Musicians -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography -- 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 GH 1985-140313
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4556

Carving an Ashanti Stool

Creator:
C. B. C. (Accra)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 16 x 11 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1976]
Scope and Contents:
A man carving a wooden stool. Text on verso reads: "Carving An Ashanti Stool." and "C.B.C. Box 3285, Accra - Ghana."
Items EEPA GH-04-02 and EEPA GH-04-03 are duplicate postcards.
Message, address, and postmarked postage stamp on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-04-02
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:
Artists -- Africa  Search this
Wood working  Search this
Stools  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  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 GH 1985-140319.01
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4558

Sword Bearers Ashanti

Creator:
Methodist Book Depot Ltd. (Ghana)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., monochrome, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of a group of four Ashanti men bearing swords on the West Coast of Africa. Printed in Great Britain. Original caption reads, "Sword Bearers, Ashinti." Original Text on reverse reads: "This is the time for everyone to stand together, and hold firm! - The Prime Minister."
Item number on recto: "N⁰ 59."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Copyright of Methodist Book Depots, Cape Coase, Gold Coast; This is a real photograph; Printed in Great Britain."
Stamp box reads: "1d. Stamp if with only sender's name and address and 5 words conventional greeting; G."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-20-05
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1995-1-44. Additional accession number on verso: EEPA 1985-140307.
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
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 GH 1995-001-0044
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4570

The Ashantis on the Palaver ground the worship of Abriwah (fetish) 20th Aug., 1908

Photographer:
Vitta, J. (Tarkwa, Ghana)  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:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1912]
Scope and Contents:
A large gathering of people. Text on frontside reads: "The Ashantis on the Palaver ground[,] the worship of Abriwah (fetish), 20th Aug. 1908." Text on verso reads: "Photographed and published by J. Vitta, Tarquah,West Africa." Stamp and two postmarks on verso. Postmarks dated April 6, 1912. Handwritten address and message dated "4/4/12" on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-23-03
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1995-1-49. Additional accession number on verso: EEPA 1985-140318.
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:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 GH 1995-001-0049
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4571

Carving an Ashanti Stool

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 16 x 11 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1970]
Scope and Contents:
A man carving a wooden stool. Text on verso reads: "Carving An Ashanti Stool." and "C.B.C. Box 3285, Accra - Ghana."
Items EEPA GH-04-02 and EEPA GH-04-03 are duplicate postcards.
Stamp box reads: "A. C. P. 004."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-04-03
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1995-8-6. Additional accession number on verso: EEPA 1985-140319.02.
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:
Artists -- Africa  Search this
Wood working  Search this
Stools  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 GH 1995-008-0006
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4572

Ashantee Village The Natives Playing Games

Creator:
Coltman, Pierre ((Paris))  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:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
An artist's depiction of people engaged in playing a game and other activities. Caption on recto reads: "Ashantee Village - The Natives Playing Games." Additional text on recto reads: "Phototypie Pierre Coltman, Paris."
Stamp and postmark on verso. Handwritten address on verso. Handwritten message on frontside.
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-21-01
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1995-13-111. Additional accession number on verso: EEPA 1985-140323.
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:
Recreation -- Africa  Search this
Households -- Africa  Search this
Domestic scenes  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 GH 1995-013-0111
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4575

T.B. Freeman and the King of Ashanti

Creator:
Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society  Search this
Freeman, Thomas Birch, 1809-1890  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (rotogravure., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Illustrations
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard illustration of a Thomas B. Freeman before the Court of the King of Ashanti in 1839. Accompanying text on reverse reads: "'In January, 1839, Freeman made a journey to Kumassi...After a tedious march...he reached his goal and was received by the king in barbaric state. The Court, on rising, defiled past its guest in a procession lasting a full hour-and-a-half. For some days the visitor was confined to his apartments, as his Majesty 'was aware that Europeans did not like to see human sacrifices'! All day long the muffled death-drums beat, and Freeman watched from the courtyard of his lodging the vultures wheeling over the city of blood.'"
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Published by Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, 24, Bishopsgate, E.C.; Postcard Series 'R' (6 designs) Printed in Great Britain."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-15-03
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1995-23-10. Additional accession number on verso: EEPA 1985-140310.
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
Ashanti (Kingdom)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrations
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 GH 1995-023-0010
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4578

Assembly of Ashanti Chiefs

Creator:
Methodist Book Depot Ltd. (Ghana)  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:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Assembly of Ashanti Chiefs."
Item number on recto: "N⁰89."
Printed text on verso reads: "'Let us all strive without failling in faith or in duty.' - The Prime Minister."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Copyright of Methodist Book Depots, Cape Coast, Gold Coast; This is a real photograph; Printed in Great Britain."
Stamp box reads: "1d. Stamp if with only sender's name and address and 5 words conventional greeting; G."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-15-07
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:
Leaders  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Ashanti (Kingdom)  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 GH 1997-024-0004
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4583

Ashantee village a corner of the kitchen

Creator:
Coltman, Pierre ((Paris))  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:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Ashantee Village - A corner of the kitchen."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Phototypie Pierre Coltman. Paris."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-12-03
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:
Households -- Africa  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 GH 2010-025-0028
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4619

Ashanti Royal Carried

Creator:
Film Base (Accra)  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 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Ashanti Royal Carried."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Film Base, Box 4246, Accra."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-15-10
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:
Leaders  Search this
Children -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Ashanti (Kingdom)  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 GH 2013-001-0046
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4628

Workshop for Children: African Culture

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Music
Dance
Place:
Africa
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970
Scope and Contents:
Man leads children in a discussion about cities in West Africa and African culture, including African dance and African drumming. Children participate in a dance and singing lessons. Man also explains how the African talking drum is constructed and how the Yoruba language was reproduced using the talking drum, and shows an example of the Kente cloth of the Ashanti in Ghana. African drumming in the background throughout recording.
Workshop, including music and dance. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Transcribed from physical asset: Percir Borde. Undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003488-2
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Talking drum  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Dance
Citation:
Workshop for Children: African Culture, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003488-1
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Series ACMA 09-007.7: ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref1574

Colonel Alexis B. McMullen photograph and postcard collection relating to West Africa

Creator:
McMullen, Alexis B. (collector and photographer)  Search this
Photographer:
Zagourski, Casimir  Search this
Extent:
70 Postcards (70 photographic postcards, silver gelatin)
86 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mputu (African people)  Search this
Komo (Congolese (Democratic Republic) people)  Search this
West Africans  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Tutsi (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Bangala (African people)  Search this
Ghanaians  Search this
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Ngbaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Rwanda
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Kenya
Ghana
Africa, West
Date:
circa 1943-1944
Scope and Contents note:
Photoraphs made and collected by Alexis B. McMullen documenting peoples and culture in West Africa. The images created by McMullen and Captain D. B. McCloskey depict ceremonies at Kibib honoring Ofori Atta, a chief in the Central Province of the Gold Coast; a dance to the god of the sea at Teshi; and fishing boats and equipment. Additionally, the collection contains photographic postcards collected by McMullen and made by Casimir Zagourski, Leopoldville, and Methodist Book Depots, Cape Coast. These show African "types," a Bwake female circumcision ceremony, scarification (cicatrization), African animals (including giraffes, elephants, and a hippopotamus), agriculture, dances, and musical instruments. Depicted West African peoples include the Ashanti, Bangala, Banziri, Hausa, Kuba, Kumu, Mangbetu, Mputu and Tutsi.
Biographical/Historical note:
Colonel Alexis B. McMullen participated in American aviation activities for about 50 years. During World War II, he was the commanding officer of a United States Air Corps Air Transport Command (ATC) base in Accra, Ghana (then the Gold Coast).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 90-14
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Air and Space Museum Archives Division holds the Colonel Alexis B. McMullen Collection, 1915-1983, documenting McMullen's aviation career and interests.
Additional Zagourski photographs can be found in the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives in EEPA 1987-0024 and the EEPA Postcard Collection.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Musical instruments  Search this
Scarification (Body marking)  Search this
Cacao  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Fishing  Search this
female circumcision  Search this
Dance  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Postcards
Citation:
Photo Lot 90-14, Colonel Alexis B. McMullen photograph and postcard collection relating to West Africa, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.90-14
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-90-14

Historic Engravings collection

Extent:
154 Items (29 folders, engravings, 21 1/2 x 16 in. (54.6 x 40.6 cm.) or smaller)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Africa  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Africans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Engravings
Newspapers
Place:
Zanzibar
Nigeria
Dahomey
Tanganyika, Lake
Senegal -- Social life and customs
Benin (Kingdom)
Africa -- Maps
Africa -- Colonization
Africa -- Discovery and exploration
Zambezi River
Date:
1747-circa 1905
Summary:
The Historic Engravings collection is comprised of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905. The engravings depict subject matter related to Africa and Africans.
Scope and Contents:
The Historic Engravings collection consists of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905, with the bulk created in the second half of the nineteenth century. Many of the engravings were completed for publication in leading nineteenth-century newspapers, including the Illustrated London News and Harper's Weekly.

Numerous engravings depict scenes from expeditions, including the Dr. Livingstone (Central and South Africa), Baker (Central Africa), and Stanley expeditions. Topics illustrated include agriculture, ceremonies, city and town views, ships, animals, battles, domestic scenes, diamond mines, and fashions. Represented peoples include the Khoikoi, Abyssinian, Ashanti, Griquas, Khoikoi, Ndebele, and Zulu. Finally, the engravings depict such wide-ranging locations as Abyssinia, Annesley Bay, Chupanga, Dahomey, Gondokoro, Hadoda Pass, Hamhamo Spring, Keiskamma Gorge, Mount Kilimanjaro, Kongone River, Lake Tanganyika, Limpopo River, Matabili [now Zimbabwe], Morocco, Nigeria, the Red Sea, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tekonda Pass, Ujiji, Umizimkulu Waterfall, Zambesi Delta, and Zanzibar, among others.
Arrangement:
Series one and two are arranged by publisher name and filed chronologically thereafter. Series 3 is arranged alphabetically by expedition leader name, and series 4 is organized by accession number.

Series 1: Illustrated London News, 1851-1901 (51 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 9 folders)

Series 2: Harper's Weekly, 1867-1905 (19 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 4 folders)

Series 3: Expedition Leaders, Bankes to Smith, circa 1800s-circa 1904 (51 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 11 folders)

Series 4: Other/Unidentified, 1747-circa 1905 (33 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 5 folders)
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Africa -- Ethnology  Search this
Slave trade -- Africa -- History  Search this
Explorers -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Engravings
Newspapers
Citation:
Historic Engravings Collection, EEPA 2010-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2010-003
See more items in:
Historic Engravings collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2010-003
Online Media:

Through Fanteeland to Coomassie a diary of the Ashantee expedition by Frederick Boyle

Author:
Boyle, Frederick 1841-1914  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 411 pages 21 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Ashanti (Kingdom)
Africa
Date:
1874
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Ashanti War, 1873-1874  Search this
Ashanti (African people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT507 .B6X 1874
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_278490

Travels and life in Ashanti and Jaman With about one hundred illustrations by the author and from photographs, and two maps

Author:
Freeman, R. Austin (Richard Austin) 1862-1943  Search this
Subject:
Freeman, R. Austin (Richard Austin) 1862-1943 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 559 pages including front., facsimile, illustrations, maps (1 folded) 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa
Ashanti (Kingdom)
Ghana
Jaman, Africa
Date:
1898
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Ashanti (African people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT507 .F85X 1898
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_275225

De Alternate histories of the Abebuu Adekai.: designerkisten uit Ghana

Author:
Konniger, Saskia  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Kwei, Kane 1922-1992  Search this
Paa Joe 1945-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Teshi
Date:
1999
Topic:
Coffins  Search this
Burial  Search this
Kings and rulers--Death and burial  Search this
Call number:
GN1 .N683
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_916732

What's tourism got to do with it:? : the Yaa Asantewa legacy and development in Asanteman / Lynda R. Day

Author:
Day, Lynda Rose 1953-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Yaa Asantewaa 1832?-1921 Anniversaries, etc..  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Ashanti Region
Date:
2015
2004
Topic:
Historical reenactments  Search this
Asante festivals  Search this
Heritage tourism  Search this
Culture and tourism  Search this
Museums  Search this
Call number:
DT510.43.A53 A46 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1064558

A guide to the historical records of the Asante people of Ghana at the Manhyia archives

Author:
Adams, Musah  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Manhyia Palace Museum  Search this
Type:
Articles
Archival resources
Place:
Ghana
Kumasi
Date:
2006
Topic:
History--Sources  Search this
Archives  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT19.8 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_914639

Figurine

Donor Name:
Charles C. Roberts  Search this
Culture:
Ashanti  Search this
Object Type:
Figure
Place:
Ghana, Africa
Accession Date:
31 Mar 1938
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
147262
USNM Number:
E378978-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34957db98-e838-47f8-81fa-29d99c3f46f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8415212
Online Media:

Brass Vase (Kuduo)*

Donor Name:
Rev. Robert C. Nightingale  Search this
Height:
12.5 cm
Diameter:
20.5 cm
Culture:
Ashanti  Search this
Object Type:
Vase
Place:
Ghana, Africa
Accession Date:
19 Apr 1910
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
051395
USNM Number:
E259321-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/338174124-3430-4f19-8433-00f42a9b6ee0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8376679
Online Media:

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