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Haute-Volta [postcard]: prés de Banfora; à Gouindougouba; Scène d'un mariage Gouin

Creator:
DIAVOLTA  Search this
Physical description:
1 postcard : col. ; 15 x 10.5 cm.; halftone
Culture:
Gouin (African people)  Search this
Type:
Picture postcards
Place:
Burkina Faso, Cascades, Gouindougouba
Africa
Burkina Faso
Date:
1980
Ca. 1980
Topic:
Music  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Costume  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Local number:
EEPA UV-19-07
EEPA UV 2010-008-3659
Restrictions & Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. For photo services and research appointments, please visit <http://africa.si.edu/research/archives.html> or email EEPA staff at elisofonarchives.si.edu
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Postcard Collection 1898-[ongoing]
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_297344

Haute-Volta prés de Banfora; à Gouindougouba; Scène d'un mariage Gouin

Creator:
DIAVOLTA  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Gouin (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso -- Cascades -- Gouindougouba
Date:
ca. 1980
Scope and Contents:
Printed text on verso reads: "Haute-Volta / prés de Banfora / à Gouindougouba / Scène d'un mariage «Gouin»"
Translated postcard caption reads: "Upper Volta / near Banfora / at Gouindougouba / Scene from a Gouin marriage."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Photo DIAVOLTA - Reproduction Interdite - 80/1199 / Imprimerie PIERRON." Stamp box reads: "Couleurs Naturelles."
Local Numbers:
EEPA UV-19-07
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:
Music -- Africa  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Musicians -- Africa  Search this
Musical instruments -- 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 UV 2010-008-3659
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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-ref8591

Georgia marriage license between Ezekiel Leonard and Marry Hammond

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Written by:
Albert W. Bethune, American, 1846 - 1872  Search this
Subject of:
Ezekiel Leonard  Search this
Marry Hammond  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 x 8 in. (33 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
marriage licenses
Place used:
Talbot County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 8, 1869
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Families  Search this
Law  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.1.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Exhibition:
Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54a7f5b09-e2f7-4f77-a18b-2926a41c4ada
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.1.10
Online Media:

Thomas Seligman films

Creator:
Seligman, Thomas K.  Search this
Extent:
5 Film reels (90 minutes, color sound; 1,600 feet; Super8, 8mm)
4 Video recordings (7 hours, color sound; VHS)
0.25 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Video recordings
Sound films
Place:
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
Mount Hagen (Papua New Guinea)
Africa
Algeria
Niger
Date:
1977 and 1988
Scope and Contents:
Films shot by anthropologist Thomas Seligman in Papua New Guinea, Algeria, and Nigeria in 1977 and 1988.

Collection contains supplementary materials.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Thomas Seligman in 2015.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Tuareg (African people)  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Domestic and family life  Search this
Crafts  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Video recordings
Citation:
Thomas Seligman films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2015.09
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Thomas Seligman films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2015-09

Film of Nigeria

Extent:
1 Film reel (14 minutes, color silent; 497 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
Nigeria
Lagos (Nigeria)
Africa
Date:
circa 1960
Scope and Contents:
Edited film documents a celebration of Nigerian independence attended by British royalty (possibly Queen Elizabeth). Pageantry includes processions of various leaders and their tribal members and dances. Film also includes street scenes in Lagos with a parade of Catholics and Protestants adults and children, school children in their uniforms, a funeral procession of a sportsman (Chief Joseph Koshonicla Randle?) and children playing games. A European influenced wedding is contrasted with a traditional Nigerian wedding which includes a recreation for the camera of a boy meets girl, boy wins parental consent to marry girl story. Cameraman is Olojo Kosoko.

Legacy keywords: Politics and government ; Processions ; Musical instruments drum ; Dance ; School children ; Games children ; Marriage customs and rites; Funeral rites and ceremonies

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Mae Watson papers, part of the Peace Corps papers.
Provenance:
Received from the National Anthropological Archives in 1999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Weddings  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Film of Nigeria, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1999.08
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1999-08

Expedition to Portuguese West Africa

Collection Creator:
Laszlo, Andreas E.  Search this
Extent:
21 Film reels (6 hours 46 minutes, color silent sound; 14,249 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1953
Scope and Contents:
Film Footage and assembled lecture film from an expedition to Portuguese West Africa.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Rites and ceremonies ; Rituals ; Puberty rites ; Funeral rites and ceremonies ; Marriage customs and rites g ; Domestic and family life ; Villages Africa ; Dance ; Music ; Fishing ; Hunting ; Animals ; Missions
Local Number:
HSFA 1995.4.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Andreas E. Laszlo films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Andreas E. Laszlo films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1995-04-ref1

Two Families: African and American

Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 792 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film is a comparison of a family in central West Africa and a family in New York City. Film focusses on parental behavior, marriage customs, work, education, games and the treatment of older family members. Film was distributed by Learning Corporation of America.

Legacy Keywords: Domestic and family life ; Education ideas about ; Marriage customs and rites g
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1994.21.95
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
REMC 2 educational film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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REMC 2 educational film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-21-ref198

Thailand Today

Collection Creator:
Stein, Karl E., 1909-2010  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (color silent; 3200 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Edited film is a travel-lecture film created by Karl E. Stein and documents travel in Thailand presenting how people live, work and play and their homes, schools and industries. Locales visited include Bangkok (traffic jams, King changing the robe on the Emerald Buddha in the Royal Chapel, and Klongs--floating markets on the canal); Ayutthaya (former court site for the Kings of Siam); Kanchanaburi; Chiang Mai (silk making); Phangna Bay; Phuket (rubber plantations); and Pattaya. Also filmed are temples (wats); Buddhist wedding; Chinese funeral; monastery; girls' dances; Thai boxers; and training young elephant for work in teak forests.

Legacy Keywords: Travelogues (Motion pictures) ; Language and culture ; Buddhism ; Buddhist shrines ; Architecture Religious ; Silk industry ; Ruins archeological ; Marriage customs and rites g ; Funeral rites and ceremonies ; Elephants domestication ; Dancing celebrations Thailand ; Sports boxing Thailand ; Rubber plantations; Thais
Local Number:
HSFA 1994.10.6
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Karl Stein films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Karl Stein films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-10-ref6

South Korea: A Modern Miracle

Collection Creator:
Stein, Karl E., 1909-2010  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (color silent; 3084 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1985
Scope and Contents:
Edited film is a travel-lecture film created by Karl E. Stein and documents travel in Korea presenting how people live, work and play and their homes, schools and industries. Locales visited include Seoul (palaces, wedding, markets, making lacquer furniture, fur coat manufacturing, and Olympic Games sports complex); Folk Village; Mt. Soraksan; Kyongu (former capital of the Silla Kingdom); Pomun Lake Resort; Pusan (auctioning of fish and United Nations' Cemetery; and Cheju Island.

Legacy Keywords: Travelogues (Motion pictures) ; Language and culture ; Palaces ; Marriage customs and rites g ; Marketplaces ; Fur trade ; Furniture making ; Stadiums ; Ruins archeological ; Resorts
Local Number:
HSFA 1994.10.7
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Karl Stein films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Karl Stein films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-10-ref7

Under Moroccan Skies

Collection Creator:
Hubbard, Bernard R. (Bernard Rosecrans), 1888-1962  Search this
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (black-and-white sound; 353 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1935
Scope and Contents:
Edited film is a theatrical travelogue produced for the "Magic Carpet of Movietone." Film shows scenes of Spanish Morocco, the northern section of Morocco. The film shows a procession and ceremony for the caliph arriving at a mosque and the "horsemen of the Sultan" training and riding their horses. Artisan apprentices are shown making designs on guns and wood carving. The film also includes a marrige preparation for a bride and groom.

Legacy Keywords: Cities and towns ; Horsemanship ; Apprentices ; Marriage customs and rites g
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1993.1.133
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Father Bernard Hubbard collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Father Bernard Hubbard collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1993-01-ref40

Return to the South Pacific

Collection Creator:
Soule, Thayer  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (69 minutes, black-and-white silent; 2,500 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
Edited film documents travel in the South Pacific. Locales include: Waikiki, Maui, and Pearl Harbor in Hawaii; Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora in French Polynesia; Fiji in Solomon Islands; Vila, New Hebrides (Vanuatu); Guadalcanal, British Solomon Island; Savo Island; and Lae, Goroka, Western Highlands, and Waghi Valley and Mount Hagen in New Guinea (Papua New Guinea). Activities include dancing in Tahiti, a Kava ceremony and a meke in Fiji, and wedding preparations and celebration in New Guinea. Film includes 1942 footage shot by Soule's photo unit (1stMARDIV, USMC) in 1942 showing initial landing on Henderson Field on Guadalcanal and Navy footage shot in 1942 and 1962.

Supplementary materials: publicity materials, still photographs, sound recording of lecture

Legacy keywords: Tourism ; Marriage customs and rites g ; Rites and ceremonies ; Islands ; Military bases
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1991.20.25
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1991-20-ref25

Long Bow Film Project

Collection Creator:
Gordon, Richard, 1953-  Search this
Hinton, Carma  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound; 125,000 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1979-1982
Scope and Contents:
Outtakes from a film project documenting life in Long Bow Village, Shanxi Province, north central China. Filming included funerals, weddings, agricultural methods, two families at home and at work, village sideline industries, fairs, drinking games, lao man yue (full month) birthday parties, local operas, local historical songs and kuai bar, music, movies, vendors, markets, children's games, classroom scenes, architectural details and building practices, and street life. Also filmed were festivities at the lunar new year--Chun Jie (Spring Festival) including: stiltdancing, lion dances, giant swings, fireworks, new year's couplets, ancestor worship, and a Lantern Festival. Project also includes interviews with more than 20 people ranging from village officials to ordinary peasants covering topics such as: marriage, divorce, medical care and other social services, the Communist Party, religion, land reform, co-ops, the Great Leap Forward, an all-women's strike in a village workshop, practicing geomancy, footbinding, details of decollectivization, state of Catholicism in the area, and treating mental illness with traditional methods. The edited films, STILT DANCERS OF LONG BOW VILLAGE, ALL UNDER HEAVEN, FIRST MOON, SMALL HAPPINESS, and TO TASTE A HUNDRED HERBS were produced from this project.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Agricultural practices China ; Crops rice China ; Rites and ceremonies ; Marriage customs and rites g ; Funeral rites and ceremonies ; Music ; Instruments musical instruments ; Dance ; Domestic and family life ; Children games ; Marketplaces ; Religion ; Gender ; Politics and culture ; Architecture
Local Number:
HSFA 1988.5.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1988-05-ref1

Turkana Conversations Film Project

Collection Creator:
MacDougall, David  Search this
MacDougall, Judith  Search this
Extent:
57 Film reels (color sound; 38,485 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Full film record of the Turkana pastoralists living in northwestern Kenya from which the MacDougalls produced the TURKANA CONVERSATIONS TRILOGY: LORANG'S WAY, THE WEDDING CAMELS, and A WIFE AMONG WIVES. The distinguishing feature of these films is the way in which the subjects of the films participate with the filmmakers in defining the events in which they themselves are involved. Includes associated texts, sound recordings, and production logs.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Herders ; Marriage and family ; Marriage customs and rites
Local Number:
HSFA 1983.2.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
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David and Judith MacDougall films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1983-02-ref1

A Wife Among Wives

Collection Creator:
MacDougall, David  Search this
MacDougall, Judith  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound; 2562 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Edited film from the 1974 film project about the semi-nomadic Turkana pastoralists living in northwestern Kenya. The film explores how the Turkana, especially Turkana women, view marriage. The testimony of three sisters is presented followed by the unfolding plans for a marriage in a neighboring homestead. In the course of these plans an insider's view is communicated about why a woman would want her husband to take a second wife and how the system of polygymy can be a source of solidarity among women and at the same time result in a disregard for the feelings of individuals. Includes sound recordings, transcriptions and translations.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Marriage and family ; Marriage customs and rites ; Polygyny
Local Number:
HSFA 1983.2.2
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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David and Judith MacDougall films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1983-02-ref2

Man Blong Custom (Outtakes)

Producer:
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Host:
Attenborough, David, 1926-  Search this
Director:
MacIntyre, Michael  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound; 29,600 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Oceania
Vanuatu
Solomon Islands
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands)
Date:
1974-1975
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of outtakes from an episode of The Tribal Eye, a seven-part BBC documentary series on the subject of tribal art, written and presented by David Attenborough. Man Blong Custom, the sixth episode in the series, was hosted by David Attenborough and filmed in Melanesia on the islands of Aoba, Malekula, Uripir in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and on Sulufo, Cassi-Cassi, Adigege, Malaita, and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Footage features: hungwe (major pig killing) on Aoba; Small Nambas namal (men's house) on Malekula with display of ritual art including undandadi (shields) and rambaramps (life-sized effigies), used as cavorting puppets in funeral ceremonies; Ambryn slit gong drummers and dancers on Uripir; turtle fishing on Sulufo; "custom" wedding on Cassi-Cassi; funeral on Adigege; Lau men and women engaged in the manufacture of shell money on Malaita; "custom" house of the Moro Cult on Guadalcanal (includes pipe players, speech-making, and various dances); building, decoration, and operation of a Tomako war canoe on Malekula; and sea spirit dances and tower jumping in a lagoon on Malekula. Included are helicopter views over Malekula.

Collection also includes associated texts, sound recordings, production logs, and field notes.

Legacy Keywords: Ceremony feasts ; Dance drumming singing ; Music ; Animal Husbandry ideas about ; Authority bigmanship ; Animal sacrifice pigs ritual ; Music ; Aerial views ; Art effigies ; Money shell money Melanesia ; Funeral rites and ceremonies ; Marriage customs and rites g ; Canoes dugouts outriggers as transportation ; Language and culture ; Melanesia ; New Hebrides ; Malaita (Solomon Islands) ; Lao Lagoon ; Makaruka Island ; Somilita ; Port Adams ; Ambryn New Hebrides ; Small Nambas ; Big Nambas ; Mbotgate

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Number:
HSFA 1975.5.1
Provenance:
Received from the British Broadbasting Corporation in 1975.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Man Blong Custom (Outtakes), Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1975.05
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Man Blong Custom (Outtakes)
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1975-05

The Himba

Collection Creator:
Gibson, Gordon D.  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (50 minutes, color sound; 1977 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
Edited film of harvest time activities and marriage rites among the Himba, a pastoral Bantu people of southwestern Angola and northwestern Namibia. Film illustrates womens' role in the domestic economy of the Himba and the various stages in a marriage ceremony. Film discusses stages in the seclusion of the bride, the ceremonial strangulation and butchering of an ox by Himba bachelors followed by a war dance and divination of the ox's entrails, seclusion of the groom's party adjacent to the village of bride's male relatives, the performance of onjongu dances at the wedding ceremony, and the incorporation of the bride into the village of her husband. Included are details on male and female adornment specific to jural status. Includes sound recordings, field and production logs.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Marriage customs and rites g ; Dancing ceremonial ; Adornment ceremonial attire
Local Number:
HSFA 1983.5.2
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Gordon Gibson films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1983-05-ref5

Marriage certificate with tintypes of Augustus L. Johnson and Malinda Murphy

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Printed by:
Louis Prang, Prussian, 1824 - 1909  Search this
Signed by:
Abraham Cole  Search this
Subject of:
Augustus L. Johnson, American, born ca. 1846  Search this
Malinda Murphy, American, born ca. 1846  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, collodion and silver on iron with lacquer
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 1/4 × 9 1/4 in. (28.6 × 23.5 cm)
Type:
tintypes
portraits
marriage certificates
Place used:
Monroe County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 9, 1874
Topic:
African American  Search this
Families  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Louis Moran and Douglas Van Dine
Object number:
2016.58
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd595b5339b-6735-4ede-baed-04cc4e875b80
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.58
Online Media:

Marriage license for Gaston Hall and Dido Howard from Talbot County, Georgia

Printed by:
West Georgia Gazette  Search this
Subject of:
Gaston Hall  Search this
Dido Howard  Search this
Stephen Grimes, American  Search this
Marion Bethune  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (2017.108.10.1 doc): 10 9/16 × 8 5/16 in. (26.8 × 21.1 cm)
H x W x D (2017.108.10.1 overall): 20 × 16 × 7/16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 × 1.1 cm)
Type:
marriage licenses
Place used:
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place collected:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1866
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Families  Search this
Government  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.108.10.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd521603285-5b8e-401e-88b0-701e3994bba3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.108.10.1
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Untitled (Wedding)

Created by:
Clementine Hunter, American, ca. 1886 - 1988  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
oil paint on paperboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D (painting): 7 5/8 × 7 1/4 × 1/4 in. (19.4 × 18.4 × 0.6 cm)
H x W (framed): 13 5/8 × 14 3/4 in. (34.6 × 37.5 cm)
Type:
oil paintings
Place made:
Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Art  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Collection of Sabra Brown Martin
Object number:
2017.68.10
Restrictions & Rights:
© Cane River Art Corporation
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Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e9b9862e-9f60-40bc-9e36-b2ecdd4b98ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.68.10
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Wedding Invitation Suite: Large black envelope

Designed by:
Hadiya Williams, American, born 1978  Search this
Subject of:
Shantrelle P. Lewis, American, born 1978  Search this
Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson, born 1978  Search this
Medium:
paper with ink and adhesive
Dimensions:
L x W: 9 × 11 1/2 in. (22.8 × 29.2 cm)
Type:
envelopes
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Africa
Date:
2016
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Communities  Search this
Design  Search this
Families  Search this
Film  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Identity  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hadiya Williams
Object number:
2018.30.1a
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2016 Hadiya Williams
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Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd539fd3596-7120-448c-a8f0-a29a96afe466
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.30.1a
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