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Congo Belge Le chef Kinzamba, de la tribe des Baholo et sa femme

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 CG
Culture:
Holo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1930]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Congo Belge; Le chef Kinzamba, de la tribe des Baholo et sa femme. Celleci a les cheveux agglomérés en grosses mèches au moyen d'un enduit à base d'huile et de terre. Venus de l'Angola, les Baholo se sont établis a une époque assez récente dans le Sud du Kwango."
Translated caption reads: "Belgian Congo; Chief Kinzamba, head of the Baholo tribe and his wife. Here the hair is clumped into large bits with a base coat of oil and dirt. From Angola, the Baholo settled a fairly recent times in South Kwango."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Photo Véritable." Item number on verso: "1052."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-15-63
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
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Households -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- 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 CG 2013-001-0048
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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-ref3517

Costume Eritreo

Creator:
Fratelli Alinari  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Eritrea
Date:
ca. 1935
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "2012. - Costume Eritreo."
Printed text on verso reads: "Asmara 1935 S Buffo - Riproduz. vietata / F.lli Alinari - I.D.E.A. - Firenze."
Local Numbers:
EEPA EA-19-01
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  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume  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 EA 2011-014-0130
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 17: Eritrea (EA)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4075

Donna Cunama

Creator:
P. Beltrami (Asmara)  Search this
Scozzi Attilio (Asmara)  Search this
Fotocelere  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:
Kunama (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ethiopia
Date:
[ca. 1935]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "4 - Donna Cunama."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Esclusivita Scozzi Attilio Succ. a P. Beltrami - Asmara."
Logo on verso reads: "Fotocelere di A. Campassi; Torino; Via Marochetti 41-1935-XIII."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-20-03
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA ET 1993-020-0012
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 18: Ethiopia (ET)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4127

Eritrea; Tipi e Figure Regazza cunama

Creator:
Sergio, W., photographer  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 10.5 x 15 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Kunama (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Date:
ca. 1936
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Eritrea: Tipi e Figure / Regazza cunama."
Printed text on verso reads: "Foto W. Sergio - Cheren - Rip. vietata / Edizione 1936 Rotocalco Dagnino - Torino."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-20-43
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  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 ET 2010-025-0074
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 18: Ethiopia (ET)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4205

Pettinatura abissina

Creator:
Baratti, A. (photographer)  Search this
Fotocelere  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ethiopia
Date:
ca. 1936
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "184. Pettinatura abissina."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Proprieta Riservata A. Baratti - Asmara - Serie 12."
Logo on verso reads: "Fotocelere di A. Campassi; Torino; Via Marochetti 41-1936-XIV."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-05-01
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:
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- 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 ET 2010-025-0144
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 18: Ethiopia (ET)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4261

Pettinatrice abissina

Creator:
Baratti, A. (photographer)  Search this
Fotocelere  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ethiopia
Date:
ca. 1935
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "59. Pettinatrice abissina."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Proprieta Riservata A. Baratti - Asmara."
Logo on verso reads: "Fotocelere di A. Campassi; Torino; Via Marochetti 41-1935-XIII."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-05-02
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:
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- 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 ET 2011-014-0102
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 18: Ethiopia (ET)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4352

Cammelliere bileno

Creator:
Baratti, A. (photographer)  Search this
Fotocelere  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Bilin (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ethiopia
Date:
ca. 1935
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "53 - Cammelliere bileno."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Prop. Ris. A. Baratti - Asmara / Riproduzione Vietata."
Logo on verso reads: "Fotocelere di A. Campassi; Torino; Via Marochetti 41-1935-XIII."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-20-76
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Camels  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 ET 2011-014-0119
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 18: Ethiopia (ET)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4369

Giovane bileno

Creator:
Baratti, A. (photographer)  Search this
Fotocelere  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ethiopia
Date:
ca. 1935
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "165 - Giovane bileno."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Proprietà Riservata A. Baratti - Asmara - Serie 18 / Riproduzione Vietata."
Logo on verso reads: "Fotocelere di A. Campassi; Torino; Via Marochetti 41-1936-XIV."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-20-77
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Camels  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 ET 2011-014-0123
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 18: Ethiopia (ET)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4373

Asmara Pettinatrice indigena

Creator:
Fratelli Alinari  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Eritrea, -- Asmara region, -- Āsmera (Asmara)
Date:
ca. 1935
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "2033. - Asmara - Pettinatrice Indigena."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Asmara 1935 S. Buffo - Riproduz. vietata / F.lli Alinari - I.D.E.A. - Firenze."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-05-03
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:
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- 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 ET 2011-014-0127
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 18: Ethiopia (ET)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4376

East African Types Masai Ear Ornament

Creator:
"ESTAF" Series. Kodak (E.A.) Limited. Nairobi & Branches  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:
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
circa 1930
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "East African Types; No. 9; Massai Ear Ornament."
Printed text on verso reads: "'ESTAF' Series. Kodak (E.A.) Limited. Nairobi & Branches."
Manuscript message, address, and postmarks on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-124
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA KE 2010-025-0049
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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-ref5409

Exposiçao Colonial Portugueza, Portugal, Porto, 1934 Indigena Balanta - Guiné

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Balanta (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Guinea-Bissau
Date:
circa 1934
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "No. 28. - 1 a Exposiçao Colonial Portugueza / Portugal - Porto, 1934 / Indigena Balanta - Guiné."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Made in Germany." Stamp box reads: "435838."
Logo on recto.
Local Numbers:
EEPA PG-12-02
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:
Households -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- 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 PG 2012-001-0924
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 22: Guinea-Bissau (PG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref7068

38 - A.O.F. - Hte Volta Femme Toucouleurs

Creator:
Lerat, Gabriel, photographer.  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:
Toucouleur (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Burkina Faso
Date:
[ca. 1931]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of a woman showing her elaborate hairstyle and jewelry. Printed text on verso reads: "38 - A.O.F. - Hte Volta / Femme Toucouleurs." Translated caption reads: [A.O.F. [French West Africa], Upper Volta / Toucouleur Woman]. Additional printed text on verso reads: "Collection G. Lerat, Reproduction Interdite." Manuscript address on verso. Postage stamp and postmark on verso. Both postmark and postage stamp include the text: "Exposition Coloniale de Paris."
Local Numbers:
EEPA UV-20-07
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Scarification (Process)  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 UV 1985-146007
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 5: Burkina Faso (UV)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref8496

William Ian Brinkworth collection

Creator:
Brinkworth, William Ian  Search this
Extent:
3600 Negatives (photographic) (0801-3332: B5-6; 3333-4422: B5-7, black and white ;, 35mm.)
637 Photographic prints (black and white.)
179 Transparencies (color ;, 35mm.)
8 Volumes (Books and magazines)
65 Manuscripts (document genre)
7 Sound recordings
Culture:
Nupe (African people)  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Transparencies
Volumes
Manuscripts (document genre)
Sound recordings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Publications
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Place:
Jebba (Nigeria)
Nigeria
Benin (Kingdom)
Africa
Date:
1901-1991
Summary:
William Ian Brinkworth's collection, dated from 1901 to 1991, includes an extensive number of black and white photographs, negatives, color transparencies, books, audio tapes, manuscripts, and research materials. The manuscripts include Brinkworth's book drafts, film treatments, correspondence, historical documents, legal documents, journals and magazines in which his work was published.
Scope and Contents:
Brinkworth's black and white photographs, 35mm negatives and color transparencies form a major component of the collection and illustrate a vast array of subjects titled and arranged by Brinkworth. Many images focus on the Benin region of Nigeria, Olakun figures and shrines, hairstyles, bronze casting and Benin bronzes, tattooing, the Queens of the Oba, crafts and art objects, towns and marketplaces, seated dancing, personal adornment, agriculture and industry, and ceremonies and the daily life of Nigerian people. Subjects of special interest include the "Watchers of the Night" masquerade, the crowning of a chief in Abeokuta and the titling of a Yoruba chief. Also included are images of a Felesh priest (or "God of Thunder"), the Yoruba city of Jebba, a Popo women's cult, the Nupe people and a workshop in Bida, the University College at Ibadan and G.A. Akiola, the Aro of Igan Alade. Although the images were largely taken in Nigeria, there are a small number that depict domestic life of the Brinkworth family in England.

Brinkworth's manuscripts and personal documents include an extensive official diary from 1901 of Major W. R. Reeve-Tucker, the first British Traveling Commissioner in Nigeria. The series also includes some of Brinkworth's passports, personal notes, an "Enquiry into the Ogwashi-Uku Native Court," a treatment for the film African Priestess, essay and book drafts (many focusing on the mud figures of Benin), an issue of Functional Photography magazine featuring an article by Ian Brinkworth, correspondence, and paperwork concerning the law suit filed against Brinkworth by Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Brinkworth's collection of publications contains books, pamphlets and articles from Noir Et Blanc and Picture Post featuring his photography.
Arrangement note:
Series 1 is arranged according to subject categories supplied by Brinkworth. Series 2 and 3 were kept in original order. Series 4 is organized according to Brinkworth's hand-written number annotations. All unnumbered transparencies were kept in the order in which they were received. Series 5 is arranged chronologically as well as according to Brinkworth's notes and number markings. Series 6 is arranged according to packet number, those unidentified are arranged miscellaneously. Series 7 is arranged according to subject and Series 8 is organized by tape number.

Series 1: Black and White Photographs, circa 1946-1957 (637 items; Box 1-5)

Series 2: Manuscripts and Personal Documents, 1901-1991 (65 Documents; Boxes 6-7)

Series 3: Publications, 1942-1956 (8 items; Box 8)

Series 4: 35 mm Color Transperancies, circa 1946-1957 (?)

Series 5: Black and White Negatives, circa 1946-1957 (3600 negatives; Cold Vault Shelves B5-6 and B5-7)

Series 6: Contact Sheets

Series 7: Research Materials and Inventories

Series 8: Audio Cassettes
Biographical/Historical note:
William Ian Brinkworth (1914-2000) was born in Karagpur, India to British parents and raised in Scotland, France, Germany and England. His interest in art brought him to the Slade School of Fine Art in London where he was trained as a painter. While studying there, Brinkworth was named a Slade Scholar and awarded the Slade Summer Composition Prize.

The outbreak of World War II changed Brinkworth's career path from painter to soldier. He first served in the Infantry, later joined the Intelligence Corps and then worked with the Free French forces and First Special Air Service Regiment. Brinkworth was taken prisoner in Sardinia for two years and after his release was seconded as a liaison officer between the Foreign Office and the United Nations in 1946. Brinkworth's military service earned him the Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal and an appointment by the British Colonial Administration Service to the position of Assistant District Officer to the Resident of Warri, Nigeria in 1946. He went on to become District Officer and finally Senior District Officer of the region.

Brinkworth's professional responsibilities involved extensive travel throughout Nigeria to many peoples and regions including Warri, Abeakuta, Badagri, Benin, Ogwashiuku, Alaro, Ibaden, Asaba and Ado-Ekiti. While serving as District Officer, Brinkworth was able to incorporate his artistic training and interests with his administrative obligations, chiefly through the mediums of photography and film. Brinkworth's administrative status and extensive interaction with local peoples of Nigeria earned him the privilege of witnessing and filming cultural traditions never before or rarely seen by Westerners.

Brinkworth served as a British Officer in Nigeria until 1957 and continued to minister as an advisor to the independent Nigerian nation during its transition to self-government. He then returned to England and pursued work as a broadcaster, documentary filmmaker, photographer, lecturer and writer. In 1961 he published his first novel, Jimmy Riddle [London; Cassell & Company Ltd., 1961], which won the Putnam Award. He went on to publish the novel's sequel, The Black List [London; Cassell & Company Ltd, 1962], and several other books including his 1966 autobiography The One-Eyed Man Is King [London; Cassell & Company Ltd, 1966]. He often wrote under the pseudonym "Ian Brook." Brinkworth also published several articles in The Geographical Magazine and The West African Review.

After retiring, Brinkworth lived in France with his second wife, Marida, from 1981-1991 before returning once again to England. Much of the photographic, film and art objects from his time in Africa were lost in shipment shortly before his death in 2000. The museum received the remainder of the collection through a donation by Marida Brinkworth in 2008.
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:
Beadwork  Search this
Bronzes  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Art in situ -- Photographs  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Religious articles  Search this
Tattooing  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Publications
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Citation:
William Ian Brinkworth collection, 2008-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2008-009
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William Ian Brinkworth collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2008-009

Indigenas de Quimpungo

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
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Angola
Date:
circa 1930
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Indigenas de Quimpungo."
Item number on verso: "4952."
Local Numbers:
EEPA AO-20-88
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- 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 AO 2013-001-0337
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 3: Angola (AO)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1876

Mulher e filha (Quimpungo)

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Angola
Date:
circa 1930
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Mulher e Filha (Quimpungo)."
Item number on verso: "4952."
Local Numbers:
EEPA AO-20-95
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- 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 AO 2013-001-0338
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 3: Angola (AO)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1877

Tipo di Ragazza Eritrea

Creator:
Fratelli Alinari  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Eritrea
Date:
ca. 1935
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "2007. - Tipo di Ragazza Eritrea."
Printed text on verso reads: "Asmara 1935 S. Buffo - Riproduz. vietata / F.lli Alinari - I.D.E.A. - Firenze."
Local Numbers:
EEPA EA-20-31
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Costume  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 EA 2011-014-0126
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 17: Eritrea (EA)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4073

Tipo di Donna Eritrea

Creator:
Fratelli Alinari  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Eritrea
Date:
ca. 1935
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "2008. - Tipo di Donna Eritrea."
Printed text on verso reads: "Asmara 1935 S. Buffo - Riproduz. vietata / F.lli Alinari - I.D.E.A. - Firenze."
Local Numbers:
EEPA EA-20-32
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Costume  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 EA 2011-014-0129
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 17: Eritrea (EA)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4074

Tipo di Donna Eritrea

Creator:
Fratelli Alinari  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Eritrea
Date:
ca. 1935
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "2004. - Tipo di Donna Eritrea."
Printed text on verso reads: "Asmara 1935 S. Buffo - Riproduz. vietata / F.lli Alinari - I.D.E.A. - Firenze."
Local Numbers:
EEPA EA-20-33
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  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 EA 2011-014-0131
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 17: Eritrea (EA)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4076

Tipi di Donne Eritrea

Creator:
Fratelli Alinari  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Eritrea
Date:
ca. 1935
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "2009. - Tipi di Donne Eritree."
Printed text on verso reads: "Asmara 1935 S. Buffo - Riproduz. vietata / F.lli Alinari - I.D.E.A. - Firenze."
Local Numbers:
EEPA EA-20-34
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Costume  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 EA 2011-014-0132
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 17: Eritrea (EA)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4077

Tipo Abissino

Creator:
Fratelli Alinari  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ethiopia
Date:
ca. 1935
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "2001. - Tipo Abissino."
Printed text on verso reads: "Asmara 1935 S. Buffo - Riproduz. vietata / F.lli Alinari - I.D.E.A. - Firenze."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-20-86
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Costume  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 ET 2011-014-0125
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 17: Eritrea (EA)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4375

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