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Commemorative trophy head

Maker:
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy, iron inlay
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 23.2 x 15.9 x 20 cm (9 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Benin, Edo State, Nigeria
Date:
Late 15th-early 16th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
foreigner  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
82-5-2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys71e1c3cda-0eda-42d9-9f04-3944c5999481
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_82-5-2

Bowl with figures

Maker:
?l?´w?` of Ise, born ca. 1875–1938, Nigeria  Search this
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 63.7 x 33.8 x 39 cm (25 1/16 x 13 5/16 x 15 3/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
ca. 1925
Topic:
Status  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of William A. McCarty-Cooper
Object number:
95-10-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7481d4430-518d-4405-ba87-affb6aa17182
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-10-1

Hat

Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Glass beads, fiber
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 10.2 × 17.8 cm (4 × 7 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
20th century
Topic:
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of The Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication in memory of Warren M. Robbins
Object number:
2014-32-8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7f54665de-f60f-42b2-8d46-89a30189da1d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2014-32-8

Hat

Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Glass beads, leather
Dimensions:
H x W: 10.2 × 18.4 cm (4 × 7 1/4 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
20th century
Topic:
Writing  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of The Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication in memory of Warren M. Robbins
Object number:
2014-32-9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys78bbc2d32-a3fa-4c95-8ee8-a72a3e086dfa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2014-32-9

Ewu-ileke (Tunic)

Maker:
Baba Adesina  Search this
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, glass beads
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 76.5 x 60 x 6.5 cm (30 1/8 x 23 5/8 x 2 9/16 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Okuku region, Osun State, Nigeria
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
turtle  Search this
snake  Search this
Male use  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
lizard  Search this
Power  Search this
male  Search this
Trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
2003-8-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys761676dcd-9b75-4139-ae8e-7eb77a4ac85b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2003-8-1

?`pá ?`sanyìn (herbalist's staff)

Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 122.6 × 24.1 × 12.1 cm (48 1/4 × 9 1/2 × 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
late 19th-mid 20th century
Topic:
Divination  Search this
bird  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mona Gavigan
Object number:
2014-31-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys762d6b266-810b-4d8c-8001-d36228c4d0af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2014-31-1

1c Kestrel Cut single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3031A
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
2.5 x 2 cm (1 x 13/16 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 10, 1995
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Animals  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2002.2009.5
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm88a231bdc-9ed4-4513-9807-8283130396ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2009.5

1c Kestrel single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3031
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolor); self-adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 x 13/16 in. (2.54 x 2.06 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
November 19, 1999
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Animals  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2000.2002.46
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm838f37852-65e4-4d10-aea7-a92393c7e53a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2000.2002.46

1c American Kestrel single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2477
Medium:
paper; ink, adhesive
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 10, 1995
Topic:
Animals  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1996.2066.9
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm855720910-1e85-4010-a1b0-11837d719800
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2066.9

1c American Kestrel single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2476
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
June 22, 1991
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1993.2015.322
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8a923d36b-d2b9-4c1a-9d82-42278df1c5b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1993.2015.322

1c American Kestrel single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2476
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
June 22, 1991
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1993.2015.323
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8d6bc97a6-e2ef-4c89-b984-826fbd4ccd68
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1993.2015.323

Urinal Assembly, Skylab

Manufacturer:
R. E. Darling Co. Inc.  Search this
Materials:
aluminum, rubber, fabric
Dimensions:
Approximate: 2 1/2 in. diameter x 3 ft. 5 1/2 in. long (6.35 x 105.41cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center
Inventory Number:
A19850436000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Human Spaceflight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv95711cf46-04d1-49db-8caa-f47d33c2a2ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19850436000

The Fiddler Crab Uca burgersi

Creator:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-05-23T17:25:26.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Tropics;Biology  Search this
See more by:
BocasResearchStation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
YouTube Channel:
BocasResearchStation
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_jc-40o22iNs

Cape buffaloes in Kabalega Falls National Park, east of Albert, Lake, Uganda

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The African, or Cape, buffalo is only one species of buffalo in Africa, but two distinct subspecies exist: the large savanna buffalo and the much smaller forest buffalo. The forest subspecies is only found in central and West Africa. Savanna buffaloes are large, heavy cowlike animals. They vary greatly not only in size, but in the shapes of their horns and color. Adults are usually dark gray or black (or even look red or white if they have been wallowing in mud of that color) and the young are often reddish-brown. The smaller forest buffalo maintains the red color even as an adult, although in western Uganda, many savanna buffaloes are also red or pale orange instead of black. Adults lose hair as they age. Both male and female buffaloes have heavy, ridged horns that grow straight out from the head or curve downward and then up. The horns are formidable weapons against predators and for jostling for space within the herd; males use the horns in fights for dominance. Both savanna buffaloes and forest buffaloes live close to water. In general buffaloes are found throughout the northern and southern savanna as well as the lowland rain forest. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
V 4 MAM 25.0 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 59
Photograph appeared in Life Magazine.
Frame value is 9.
Slide No. V 4 MAM 25.0 EE 59
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:
Mammals  Search this
Animals -- Africa  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 24444
See more items in:
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-ref16623

Cape buffaloes in Kabalega Falls National Park, east of Albert, Lake, Uganda

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The African, or Cape, buffalo is only one species of buffalo in Africa, but two distinct subspecies exist: the large savanna buffalo and the much smaller forest buffalo. The forest subspecies is only found in central and West Africa. Savanna buffaloes are large, heavy cowlike animals. They vary greatly not only in size, but in the shapes of their horns and color. Adults are usually dark gray or black (or even look red or white if they have been wallowing in mud of that color) and the young are often reddish-brown. The smaller forest buffalo maintains the red color even as an adult, although in western Uganda, many savanna buffaloes are also red or pale orange instead of black. Adults lose hair as they age. Both male and female buffaloes have heavy, ridged horns that grow straight out from the head or curve downward and then up. The horns are formidable weapons against predators and for jostling for space within the herd; males use the horns in fights for dominance. Both savanna buffaloes and forest buffaloes live close to water. In general buffaloes are found throughout the northern and southern savanna as well as the lowland rain forest. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
V 4 MAM 25.1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 59
Photograph appeared in Life Magazine.
Frame value is 12.
Slide No. V 4 MAM 25.1 EE 59
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:
Mammals  Search this
Animals -- Africa  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 24445
See more items in:
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-ref16624

Cape buffaloes in Kabalega Falls National Park, east of Albert, Lake, Uganda

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The African, or Cape, buffalo is only one species of buffalo in Africa, but two distinct subspecies exist: the large savanna buffalo and the much smaller forest buffalo. The forest subspecies is only found in central and West Africa. Savanna buffaloes are large, heavy cowlike animals. They vary greatly not only in size, but in the shapes of their horns and color. Adults are usually dark gray or black (or even look red or white if they have been wallowing in mud of that color) and the young are often reddish-brown. The smaller forest buffalo maintains the red color even as an adult, although in western Uganda, many savanna buffaloes are also red or pale orange instead of black. Adults lose hair as they age. Both male and female buffaloes have heavy, ridged horns that grow straight out from the head or curve downward and then up. The horns are formidable weapons against predators and for jostling for space within the herd; males use the horns in fights for dominance. Both savanna buffaloes and forest buffaloes live close to water. In general buffaloes are found throughout the northern and southern savanna as well as the lowland rain forest. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
V 4 MAM 25.2 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 59
Photograph appeared in Life Magazine.
Frame value is 14.
Slide No. V 4 MAM 25.2 EE 59
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:
Mammals  Search this
Animals -- Africa  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 24446
See more items in:
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-ref16625

Cape buffalo in Kabalega Falls National Park, east of Albert, Lake, Uganda

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The African, or Cape, buffalo is only one species of buffalo in Africa, but two distinct subspecies exist: the large savanna buffalo and the much smaller forest buffalo. The forest subspecies is only found in central and West Africa. Savanna buffaloes are large, heavy cowlike animals. They vary greatly not only in size, but in the shapes of their horns and color. Adults are usually dark gray or black (or even look red or white if they have been wallowing in mud of that color) and the young are often reddish-brown. The smaller forest buffalo maintains the red color even as an adult, although in western Uganda, many savanna buffaloes are also red or pale orange instead of black. Adults lose hair as they age. Both male and female buffaloes have heavy, ridged horns that grow straight out from the head or curve downward and then up. The horns are formidable weapons against predators and for jostling for space within the herd; males use the horns in fights for dominance. Both savanna buffaloes and forest buffaloes live close to water. In general buffaloes are found throughout the northern and southern savanna as well as the lowland rain forest. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
V 4 MAM 25.5 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 59
Photograph appeared in Life Magazine.
Frame value is 18.
Slide No. V 4 MAM 25.5 EE 59
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:
Mammals  Search this
Animals -- Africa  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 24449
See more items in:
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-ref16628

Cape buffalo in Kabalega Falls National Park, east of Albert, Lake, Uganda

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The African, or Cape, buffalo is only one species of buffalo in Africa, but two distinct subspecies exist: the large savanna buffalo and the much smaller forest buffalo. The forest subspecies is only found in central and West Africa. Savanna buffaloes are large, heavy cowlike animals. They vary greatly not only in size, but in the shapes of their horns and color. Adults are usually dark gray or black (or even look red or white if they have been wallowing in mud of that color) and the young are often reddish-brown. The smaller forest buffalo maintains the red color even as an adult, although in western Uganda, many savanna buffaloes are also red or pale orange instead of black. Adults lose hair as they age. Both male and female buffaloes have heavy, ridged horns that grow straight out from the head or curve downward and then up. The horns are formidable weapons against predators and for jostling for space within the herd; males use the horns in fights for dominance. Both savanna buffaloes and forest buffaloes live close to water. In general buffaloes are found throughout the northern and southern savanna as well as the lowland rain forest. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
V 4 MAM 25.7 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 59
Photograph appeared in Life Magazine.
Frame value is 21.
Slide No. V 4 MAM 25.7 EE 59
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:
Mammals  Search this
Animals -- Africa  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 24451
See more items in:
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-ref16630

Cape buffalo in Kabalega Falls National Park, east of Albert, Lake, Uganda

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
The African, or Cape, buffalo is only one species of buffalo in Africa, but two distinct subspecies exist: the large savanna buffalo and the much smaller forest buffalo. The forest subspecies is only found in central and West Africa. Savanna buffaloes are large, heavy cowlike animals. They vary greatly not only in size, but in the shapes of their horns and color. Adults are usually dark gray or black (or even look red or white if they have been wallowing in mud of that color) and the young are often reddish-brown. The smaller forest buffalo maintains the red color even as an adult, although in western Uganda, many savanna buffaloes are also red or pale orange instead of black. Adults lose hair as they age. Both male and female buffaloes have heavy, ridged horns that grow straight out from the head or curve downward and then up. The horns are formidable weapons against predators and for jostling for space within the herd; males use the horns in fights for dominance. Both savanna buffaloes and forest buffaloes live close to water. In general buffaloes are found throughout the northern and southern savanna as well as the lowland rain forest. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
V 4 MAM 25.8 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 59
Photograph appeared in Life Magazine.
Frame value is 23.
Slide No. V 4 MAM 25.8 EE 59
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:
Mammals  Search this
Animals -- Africa  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 24452
See more items in:
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-ref16632

Cape buffalo confronting hippopotamus in Kabalega Falls National Park, east of Albert, Lake, Uganda

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
The African, or Cape, buffalo is only one species of buffalo in Africa, but two distinct subspecies exist: the large savanna buffalo and the much smaller forest buffalo. The forest subspecies is only found in central and West Africa. Savanna buffaloes are large, heavy cowlike animals. They vary greatly not only in size, but in the shapes of their horns and color. Adults are usually dark gray or black (or even look red or white if they have been wallowing in mud of that color) and the young are often reddish-brown. The smaller forest buffalo maintains the red color even as an adult, although in western Uganda, many savanna buffaloes are also red or pale orange instead of black. Adults lose hair as they age. Both male and female buffaloes have heavy, ridged horns that grow straight out from the head or curve downward and then up. The horns are formidable weapons against predators and for jostling for space within the herd; males use the horns in fights for dominance. Both savanna buffaloes and forest buffaloes live close to water. In general buffaloes are found throughout the northern and southern savanna as well as the lowland rain forest. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Broadcasting Company and traveled to Africa from June 1966 to early August 1966.
Local Numbers:
V 4 MAM 27.8 EE 66
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
67
Frame value is 27.
Slide No. V 4 MAM 27.8 EE 66
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:
Mammals  Search this
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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 24474
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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-ref16656

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