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Afrique Equatoriale Française 38. Congo Francais; Salon de Coiffure

Photographer:
Moreau, René  Search this
Creator:
Bègue, R.  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
ca. 1947
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Afrique Equatoriale Française / 38. Congo Francais; Salon de Coiffure."
Translated caption reads: "French Equatorial Africa / 38. French Congo. - Hairstyle salon."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Photographie René Moreau / Edition R. Bègue, 9, Rue Cauchois Paris / Reproduction interdite."
Manuscript message and address on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CF-05-03
General:
Title source: Abbreviated 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
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 CF 2013-001-0480
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2294

[Woman's hairstyle]

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 3 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1940
Scope and Contents:
Stamp box logo reads: "EKC."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-20-81
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 1985-140723
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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-ref2325

[Man wearing Pende wig (mukotte)]

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 3 CG
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1940
Scope and Contents:
Manuscript message and address on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG 1999-140012
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- 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-20-07
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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-ref2469

71. Congo Belge Fille Mangbetu

Creator:
Photo-Home (Leopoldville)  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 3 CG
Culture:
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1940
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "71. Congo Belge / Fille Mangbetu." Translated postcard caption reads: "71. Belgian Congo / Mangbetu girl."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Copyright / Photo-Home / Léopoldville."
Manuscript message and address on verso, message reads: "Nos meilleures pensées et baisers pour vous et Guy de la part de Chantal et moi-même. Mon père est avec nous au Congo et tout va bien. Dans 22 mois et demi nous reviendrons." Translated message reads: "Our best thoughts and kisses for you and Guy from Chantal and myself. My father is with us in the Congo and all is well. In 22 1/2 months we shall come back."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-20-72
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1018
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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-ref2948

Congo Belga Permanenti in terra d'Africa

Creator:
Padre Longo Istituto Missionario  Search this
Alterocca (Terni)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 10 cm.)
Container:
Volume 3 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1940
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Congo Belga: Permanenti in terra d'Africa / Permanenta Africaine. / Permanentes en tierra africana." Translated postcard caption reads: "Belgian Congo: Standing on African soil."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "9616-49 / Padre Longo - Istituto Missionario - Via Appiani, 1 - Monza - Prop. ris." Logo on verso reads: "Alterocca Terni."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-20-98
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1039
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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-ref2969

A. O. I., Dancalia Giovane Dancalo

Creator:
Ballerini & Fratini (Firenze)  Search this
LUCE  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:
Afar (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ethiopia
Date:
ca. 1940
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "A.O.I. [=Africa Orientale Italiana] - Dancalia - Giovane Dancalo."
Logo on recto reads: "Luce."
Printed text on verso reads: "Casa Editr. Ballerini & Fratini - Firenze (125) / Proprità riservata / 0277." Stamp box reads: "A. XV."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-20-89
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 EA 2011-014-0144
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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-ref4080

A. O. I., Eritrea Giovane donna di Asmara

Creator:
Ballerini & Fratini (Firenze)  Search this
LUCE  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 10.5 x 15 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Bilin (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Eritrea
Date:
ca. 1940
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "A.O.I. [=Africa Orientale Italiana] - Eritrea - Giovane donna di Asmara."
Logo on recto reads: "Luce."
Printed text on verso reads: "Casa Editr. Ballerini & Fratini - Firenze (125) / Proprità riservata / 0285." Stamp box reads: "A. XV."
Local Numbers:
EEPA EA-20-35
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 2011-014-0151
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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-ref4083

A. O. I., Eritrea Donna dell'Amasen

Creator:
Ballerini & Fratini (Firenze)  Search this
LUCE  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
Eritrea
Date:
ca. 1940
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "A.O.I. [=Africa Orientale Italiana] - Eritrea - Donna dell'Amasen."
Logo on recto reads: "Luce."
Printed text on verso reads: "Casa Editr. Ballerini & Fratini - Firenze (125) / Proprità riservata / 0283." Stamp box reads: "A. XV."
Local Numbers:
EEPA EA-20-36
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 2011-014-0154
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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-ref4085

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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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2008-009

Nuer men, near Malakal, Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Nuer (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Upper Nile region (now, A`ali an-Nil region). 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:
Z 7 EGY 29 EE 47
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 11.
Slide No. Z 7 EGY 29 EE 47
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:
Weapons  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 EECL 26490
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Sudan
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref18893

Shilluk man with elaborate hairstyle, Fashoda, Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches.)
Culture:
Shilluk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Shilluk people at Fashoda (now, Kodok), north of Malakal in the Upper Nile region (now, A`ali an-Nil region).
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.
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
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
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern 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 EENG 09102
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Sudan
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref36180

Nuer man with elaborate hairstyle, near Malakal, Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.)
4 Photographic prints (b&w, 35 x 28 cm.)
1 Photographic print (b&w, 24 x 19 cm.)
1 Photographic print (b&w, 26 x 26 cm.)
Culture:
Nuer (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Nuer people, near Malakal in the Upper Nile region (now, A`ali an-Nil region).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.
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
A contact print exists, number: 1947 R-27, 11
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
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
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 09497
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Sudan
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref36575

Nuer man with elaborate hairstyle, near Malakal, Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.)
1 Contact print (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.)
Culture:
Nuer (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Contact prints
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Nuer people, near Malakal in the Upper Nile region (now, A`ali an-Nil region).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.
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
A contact print exists, number: 1947 R-27, 12
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
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern 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 EENG 09498
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Sudan
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
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Nuer man wearing elaborate jewelry, near Malakal, Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.)
1 Photographic print (b&w, 34 x 26 cm.)
Culture:
Nuer (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"On the forehead of each young man, curving back almost to his ears, were six parallel scars, the number customary among the Nuer people. The scars do more than identify tribal loyalties; they also show that the wearer has been initiated to manhood." [Ryle J., Errington S., 1982: Warriors of the White Nile. The Dinka, Time-life books].
During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Nuer people, near Malakal in the Upper Nile region (now, A`ali an-Nil region).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.
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
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
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
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 09499
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Sudan
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref36577

Young Nuer men along the river, near Malakal, Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.)
1 Photographic print (b&w, 28 x 35 cm.)
1 Photographic print (b&w, 19 x 24 cm.)
Culture:
Nuer (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"On the forehead of each young man, curving back almost to his ears, were six parallel scars, the number customary among the Nuer people. The scars do more than identify tribal loyalties; they also show that the wearer has been initiated to manhood." [Ryle J., Errington S., 1982: Warriors of the White Nile. The Dinka, Time-life books]. During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Nuer people, near Malakal in the Upper Nile region (now, A`ali an-Nil region).
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.
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
A copy slide exists: EEPA EECL 26490.
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
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Weapons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
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 09666
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Sudan
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref36744

Two Nuer men, near Malakal, Sudan

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.)
1 Photographic print (b&w, 28 x 32 cm.)
1 Photographic print (b&w, 19 x 22 cm.)
Culture:
Nuer (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"On the forehead of each young man, curving back almost to his ears, were six parallel scars, the number customary among the Nuer people. The scars do more than identify tribal loyalties; they also show that the wearer has been initiated to manhood." [Ryle J., Errington S., 1982: Warriors of the White Nile. The Dinka, Time-life books]. During his trip to Sudan, Elisofon visited the Nuer people, near Malakal in the Upper Nile region (now, A`ali an-Nil region).
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.
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
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
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
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 09995
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Sudan
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref37072

Le Congo d'aujourd'hui Femme Mangbetue

Creator:
Thill, Ernest (Brussels)  Search this
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 10 cm.)
Container:
Volume 3 CG
Culture:
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1940
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Le Congo d'aujourd'hui / Femme Mangbetue." Translated postcard caption reads: "Congo of today / Mangbetu woman."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "310; Congo-Thill, Bruxelles / photothill." Publisher's logos on verso: "Nels," and "Thill."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-20-87
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1030
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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:
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Le Congo d'aujourd'hui Femme Mangbetue

Creator:
Thill, Ernest (Brussels)  Search this
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 3 CG
Culture:
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1940
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Le Congo d'aujourd'hui / Femme Mangbetue." Translated postcard caption reads: "Congo of today / Mangbetu woman."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "43; Congo-Thill, Bruxelles / photothill." Publisher's logos on verso: "Nels," and "Thill."
Manuscript message and address on verso, message reads: "Ma chère Béa, tu vois que du fond du Congo je ne t'oublie pas et t'envoie encore un très affectueux souvenir. Kihi va tout à fait bien, mais se repose encore beaucoup, nous sommes rentrés chez elle à notre grande joie, dans le calme et le repos, toujours les fleurs et un soleil brûlant! Petit Roland est magnifique et tu comprends ma joie de pouvoir m'en occuper! Il ressemble tout à fait à notre Eric. Notre Kihi toujours la même gaie et espiègle. Nous avons tant de plaisir ensemble. Christian si fier de son fils! J'ai écrit une longue lettre à Dedette. Très gros kiss de la tante Rilette qui pense à toi." Translated message reads: "My dear Béa, You will see that from deep in the Congo I do not forget you and send you again a very affectionate thought. Kihi is fully recovered but rests still very much, we went back to her with great joy, finding calm and rest, always the flowers and a burning sun! Little Roland is superb and you will appreciate my joy at being able to take care of him. He looks very much like our Eric. Our Kihi always the same, gay and playful. We have so much fun together. Christian is so proud of his son! I wrote a long letter to Dedette. Very big kisses from your Aunt Rilette who thinks about you."
Postmarked postage stamp on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-20-88
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:
Portrait photography  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-1031
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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-ref2961

Ethiopian people

Creator:
Foto Lusvardi (Asmara)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 13.5 x 19 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ethiopia
Date:
ca. 1940
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Ethiopian people."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Lusvardi's phot. negative - Forbidden reproduction."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-20-01
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:
Portrait photography -- 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 ET 1994-006-0081
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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-ref4128

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