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Follow the footprints of Annette Lemieux - Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2020-05-06T15:18:39Z
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_YNIfKdIsakQ

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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James Faris papers

Creator:
Faris, James C.  Search this
Extent:
7.67 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Place:
Nuba Mountains (Sudan)
Date:
1960-2014, undated
Summary:
James Faris (1936 – present) is an American cultural anthropologist and epistemologist who received his PhD from Cambridge University in 1966. He conducted fieldwork in the fishing settlement of Cat Harbour, Newfoundland, among the Nuba of Southeastern Kordofan in the Sudan, and among the Navajo in the American Southwest. His research specializations include cognitive anthropology, art and aesthetics, ritual, social organization and reproduction, anthropological linguistics, and visual anthropology and critical theory and representation.

The James Faris Papers, 1960-2014, primarily document his fieldwork with the Nuba peoples of Southeastern Sudan. His papers also include materials related to representation of the Nuba peoples and various controversies in visual anthropology and documentary film that related to Leni Riefenstahl and her filmmaking among the Nuba. During the 1960s Faris was drawn into activism against the Vietnam War while at the University of Connecticut and his papers contain ephemeral materials on radical anthropology and racism from that period. The collection consists of field notes, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, films (including scripts and transcriptions), videos, book and papers drafts, and news and magazine clippings.
Scope and Contents:
The James Faris papers, 1960-2014, undated, primarily document his field research with the Nuba people in South Sudan. It also includes materials related to Leni Riefenstahl and her work with the Nuba, material regarding racism and activism at the University of Connecticut, and writings and notes. The collection consists of field notes, sound recordings, films, videos, film transcriptions and scripts, correspondence, photographs, book and paper drafts, and clippings.

Faris worked with the Nuba people in Sudan from 1966-1969 and again in the 1970s. His materials document their body art and cultural practices before the Nuba were converted to Islam in the 1980s. Over 800 photographic slides record their agriculture, rituals, dance, and personal art in addition to Faris' extensive field notes.
Arrangement:
The James Faris papers are arranged in 4 series: Series 1. Sudan, 1966-2008, undated; Series 2. Materials pertaining to Leni Riefenstahl, 1971-2008; Series 3. University of Connecticut, 1969-1992, undated; Series 4. Writings, conference files, and other materials, 1960-2014, undated.
Biographical note:
Chronology

1936 November 1 -- Born in Durango, Colorado

1958 -- B.S. in Chemistry from the University of New Mexico

1959-1960 -- Archaeological field research, New Mexico (6 months)

1962-1964, 1972 -- Ethnological field research, Newfoundland (17 months)

1965 -- Lecturer, University of Maryland (overseas)

1966 -- Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

1966 -- Assistant Professor, McGill University

1966-1969 -- Lecturer, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

1966-1969, 1977, 1979, 1980 -- Ethnological field research, Kordofan , Sudan (20 months)

1969-1978 -- Associate Professor, University of Connecticut

1978-1979 -- Visiting Professor, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

1978-1995 -- Professor, University of Connecticut

1983-1988 -- Ethnological field research, New Mexico/Arizona (18 months)

1990-1993 -- Ethnological field research, Greater Southwest (8 months)

1995 July 1-Present -- Emeritus Professor, University of Connecticut

James Chester Faris is an ethnographic anthropologist whose research specializations include social anthropology, social organization and production, cognitive studies, aesthetics and art, population, materialist perspectives, anthropological critique, textuality, anthropological linguistics, and photographic analysis and critique. He completed field research in Newfoundland, Sudan, New Mexico, Arizona, and the Greater Southwest.

Faris was trained at Cambridge as an anthropologist and spent the majority of his academic career teaching at the University of Connecticut. He also spent time as a lecturer and visiting professor at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. In this time he conducted his field research on the Southeast Nuba of Southern Kordofan Province.

Faris became an Emeritus Professor at the University of Connecticut in 1995 and currently lives in New Mexico.
Separated Materials:
Film, video, and related sound materials have been transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA/NAFC), accession number 2017-004, but are described in this finding aid in Series 1.5 (Films and related materials).
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by James Faris in 2016.
Restrictions:
The James Faris papers are open for research.

Access to the James Faris papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Nuba (African people)  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Citation:
James Faris papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2016-36
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James Faris papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2016-36
Online Media:

Oxford body art lecture

Collection Creator:
Faris, James C.  Search this
Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2003-2014
Collection Restrictions:
The James Faris papers are open for research.

Access to the James Faris papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
James Faris papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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James Faris papers
James Faris papers / Series 4: Writings, conference files, and other materials
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2016-36-ref68

Mirage

Alternate Title:
Ana Mendieta
Artist:
Ana Mendieta, 18 Nov 1948 - 08 Sep 1985  Search this
Sitter:
Ana Mendieta, 18 Nov 1948 - 08 Sep 1985  Search this
Medium:
Original format super 8mm Single-channel (silent) digital remastering of color super 8mm Transfer to H.264/.mov file, color, silent
Dimensions:
Duration: 3:58 min.
Aspect ratio: 16:8 (pillar box)
Size: 1.04924 GB
Type:
Time-Based Media
Place:
United States\Iowa
Date:
Oct 1974
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant  Search this
Home Furnishings\Mirror  Search this
Nature & Environment\Feather  Search this
Ana Mendieta: Female  Search this
Ana Mendieta: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Ana Mendieta: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Ana Mendieta: Guggenheim Award  Search this
Ana Mendieta: Visual Arts\Artist\Video artist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquisition made possible through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Object number:
NPG.2016.101
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm452aa2175-52b4-4d61-86e5-a66058f08462
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2016.101

Daughters of Ebrie notables wearing gold plaques, emblems of rank, Anna village, Cote d'Ivoire

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Kyaman (African people)  Search this
Kyaman (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1972
Local Numbers:
D 2 EBR 2.2 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
The date on the slide is APR 72.
Local Note:
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. D 2 EBR 2.2 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 2718
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Côte d'Ivoire
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref19017

Daughters of Ebrie notables wearing gold plaques, emblems of rank, Anna village, Cote d'Ivoire

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Kyaman (African people)  Search this
Kyaman (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1972
Local Numbers:
D 2 EBR 2.2.1 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
The date on the slide is APR 72.
Local Note:
29
Frame value is 33.
Slide No. D 2 EBR 2.2.1 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 2719
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Côte d'Ivoire
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref19019

Woman with child, northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4inches.)
Culture:
Lugbara (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"A Madi mother with her child at a camp on the Albert Nile. The woven basket in which the child is resting can be strapped to the mother's back for easy carrying when they are traveling." [Eliot elisofon, Laurens Van Der Post, 1967: The Nile, Viking Press]. During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Madi people living mainly in northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number Nile 1947 R-6, 7.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "A 3 Mdi. Madi. Sudan. Basket used for child transport by women. 4/1947. EE. neg.no. Nile 1947 R-6, 7." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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:
Portraits  Search this
Children  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 00329
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Uganda
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27423

Woman with child, northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4inches.)
Culture:
Lugbara (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"A Madi mother with her child at a camp on the Albert Nile. The woven basket in which the child is resting can be strapped to the mother's back for easy carrying when they are traveling. The young girl on the right is wearing a simple garment of manioc leaves suspended from her waist in front and back." [Eliot elisofon, Laurens Van Der Post, 1967: The Nile, Viking Press]. During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Madi people living mainly in northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number Nile 1947 R-6, 8.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "A 3 Mdi. Madi. Sudan. Woman with child at camp on the Albert Nile. 4/1947. EE. neg.no. Nile 1947 R-6, 8." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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:
Portraits  Search this
Children  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 00330
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Uganda
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27424

Woman with child, northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4inches.)
Culture:
Lugbara (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"A Madi mother with her child at a camp on the Albert Nile. The woven basket in which the child is resting can be strapped to the mother's back for easy carrying when they are traveling. The young girl on the right is wearing a simple garment of manioc leaves suspended from her waist in front and back." [Eliot elisofon, Laurens Van Der Post, 1967: The Nile, Viking Press]. During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Madi people living mainly in northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number Nile 1947 R-6, 9.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "A 3 Mdi. Madi. Sudan. Woman with child at camp on the Albert Nile. 4/1947. EE. neg.no. Nile 1947 R-6, 9." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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:
Portraits  Search this
Children  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 00331
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Uganda
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27425

Woman with child, northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4inches.)
Culture:
Lugbara (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"A Madi mother with her child at a camp on the Albert Nile. The woven basket in which the child is resting can be strapped to the mother's back for easy carrying when they are traveling. The young girl on the right is wearing a simple garment of manioc leaves suspended from her waist in front and back." [Eliot elisofon, Laurens Van Der Post, 1967: The Nile, Viking Press]. During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Madi people living mainly in northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number Nile 1947 R-6, 10.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "A 3 Mdi. Madi. Sudan. Basket used for child transport by women. 4/1947. EE. neg.no. Nile 1947 R-6, 10." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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:
Portraits  Search this
Children  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 00332
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Uganda
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27426

Lugbara girl with facial and torso scarifications, northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.)
1 lantern slide (b&w, 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.)
Culture:
Lugbara (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Lantern slides
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"A young girl of the Madi, one of the principal tribes settled north of Lake Albert. The scarification of her upper body, made in infancy by rubbing dirt into open cuts, is typical of the Madi, who favor large triangular welts on the torso and thick, vertical scars along the forehead and arms." [Elisofon E., Van Der Post L., 1964: The Nile, the Viking Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and travelled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number Nile 1947 R-6, 3.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 3 Mdi. Madi. Sudan. Scarification of woman made by rubbing dirt into open cuts. 4/1947. EE. neg.no. Nile 1947 R-6, 3." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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:
Portraits  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Lantern slides
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01454
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Uganda
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28542

Lugbara girl with facial and torso scarifications, northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.)
1 lantern slide (b&w, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches.)
1 Photographic print (b&w, 25 x 21 cm.)
1 Photographic print (b&w, 20 x 19 cm.)
Culture:
Lugbara (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"A young girl of the Madi, one of the principal tribes settled north of Lake Albert. The scarification of her upper body, made in infancy by rubbing dirt into open cuts, is typical of the Madi, who favor large triangular welts on the torso and thick, vertical scars along the forehead and arms." [Elisofon E., Van Der Post L., 1964: The Nile, the Viking Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and travelled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number Nile 1947 R-6, 4.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 3 Mdi. Madi. Sudan. Scarification of woman made by rubbing dirt into open cuts. 4/1947. EE. neg.no. Nile 1947 R-6, 4." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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:
Portraits  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01455
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Uganda
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28543

Dendi woman, Gaya village, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1970
Local Numbers:
D 1 DND 3 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
15
Frame value is 20.
Slide No. D 1 DND 3 EE 70
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 2598
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref18327

Dendi woman and child, Gaya village, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1970
Local Numbers:
D 1 DND 6 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
15
Slide No. D 1 DND 6 EE 70
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 2601
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref18360

Fulani woman with earrings in Mopti, Mali

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The date on the slide is JUL 70.
Local Numbers:
D 1 FLN 11 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 25.
Slide No. D 1 FLN 11 EE 70
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 2611
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Mali
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref18471

Eliot Elisofon Field collection

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
14000 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Color slides
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Mali
Ghana
Côte d'Ivoire
Benin
Burkina Faso
Egypt
Kenya
Liberia
Niger
Rwanda
Senegal
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Central African Republic
Date:
circa 1935-1978
Summary:
This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of circa 14,000 negatives, 30, 0000 slides, 8,000 photographic prints, and 14 boxes of manuscript materials that date from circa 1945-1978.

The photographs document Eliot Elisofon's travels and work in Africa. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. Artisans shown include an Asante weaver making kente cloth in Ghana; a Dogon carver in Mali making a kanaga mask; an Ebrie goldsmith in Cote d'Ivoire; Hausa dyers in Kano, Nigeria; and Nupe beadmakers in Nigeria; as well as artists at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Kinshasa, Congo. Portraits of leaders include the Asante court at Kumase in Ghana; Ebrie chiefs and notables in Cote d'Ivoire; the timi (king) of Ede, a Yourba town, Nigeria; the emir of Katsina, Nigeria; and the Kuba king and his court in the Congo. There are informal portraits showing children of the Kuba royal court dancing, Fulbe women with gold earrings in Mali, Mangbetu women in the Congo, and Maasai elders in Kenya. Masked dances documented include a Dogon dama festival celebration in Mali, an Igbo festival in Nigeria, and Kuba and Pende masked dancers in the Congo. There are also images of Yoruba gelede (men's association) masks in Nigeria. Non-masked dancers shown include Dan professional acrobatic dancers in Cote d'Ivoire, Irigwe dancers in Nigeria, Mangbetu dancers in the Congo, Mbuti dancers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Wodaabe men dancing in Nigeria. Events shown include Hausa riders in chain mail during the Independence Day celebration in Katsina, Nigeria. Images of art in situ include ancestral altars in the King of Benin's palace in Nigeria; Dogon rock paintings in Mali; and Yoruba Shango shrine sculptures in the palace courtyard of timi (king) of Ede in Nigeria. Landscapes include views of mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Animals shown include birds, buffalos, elephants and giraffes. Traditional architecture shown includes Asante shrine houses with raised wall decorations in Ghana, Dogon villages in Mali and mosques in Mopti.

The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.
Biographical/Historical note:
A photographer best known for his work in Life magazine. Elisofon worked as a free-lance magazine photographer from 1933 to 1937, as a staff photographer for Life from 1933 to 1937 and on photographic assignments for various magazines, including the Smithsonian magazine, from 1942 to 1945. Elisofon traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America documenting the peoples of these lands as well as their arts and environments. A founding member and curatorial associate of the private Museum of African Art, which in 1981 became the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), Elisofon bequeathed his collection of African photographs to the museum when he died in 1973. To honor Elisofon's contribution to the understanding of African art and culture, NMAfA named its archives after him.
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:
Body arts  Search this
Nigeria  Search this
South Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Color slides
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1973-001
Online Media:

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

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

Tattoos : philosophy for everyone : I ink, therefore I am / edited by Robert Arp

Author:
Arp, Robert http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2006076068 http://viaf.org/viaf/46649/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xxvi, 266 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2012
Topic:
Tattooing  Search this
PHILOSOPHY--General  Search this
ART--Body Art & Tattooing  Search this
Call number:
GN419.3 .T375 2012 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1130960

Bodyworks : [exhibition] : March 8 to April 27, 1975, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

Author:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1975
C1975
20th century
Topic:
Body art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6494.B63 M87 1975
N7570.M98
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_648136

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