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Dye pits Zaria

Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., monochrome, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Nigeria -- Kaduna -- Zaria
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Dye Pits, Zaria."
Local Numbers:
EEPA NR-04-18
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1995-23-2.
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:
Artists -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 NR 1995-023-0002
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 34: Nigeria (NR)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7e222db62-2f48-488c-ac00-eebd2a1b6177
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6904

Lagos, Africa

Creator:
Singer Manufacturing Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Nigeria -- Lagos -- Lagos
Date:
[ca. 1915]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Lagos, Africa."
Printed text on verso reads: "Singer No. 66-1; On Drawing Room Cabinet No. 31.; Your choice of the following on this Cabinet: Singer No. 66-1, Oscillating Hook; Singer No. 15-30, Oscillating Shuttle; Ninger No. 115-1, Rotary Hook; Singer No. 127-3, Vibrating Shuttle; Ad No 1652."
Local Numbers:
EEPA NR-04-20
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:
Artists -- Africa  Search this
Sewing  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Sewing machines  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 NR 2007-007-0014
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 34: Nigeria (NR)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73b3f5b66-10ae-45e0-ac3f-b47d6554ceb0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6932

Indigo dye pits at Kano

Creator:
C.M.S. Bookshop, Lagos  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 10.5 x 15 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Nigeria -- Kano -- Kano
Date:
[ca. 1980]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Indigo dye pits at Kano."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "'Photograph by courtesy of Federal Ministry of Information; Produced and printed for C.M.S. (Nigeria) Bookshops by Storey Evans & Co. Ltd. Rawdon, Leeds, England."
Local Numbers:
EEPA NR-04-12
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:
Artists -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 NR 2010-020-0022
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 34: Nigeria (NR)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7325daa70-1bee-4793-a086-0f3b7167879a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6959

Kano indigo dyeing

Creator:
Elisabeth Seriki Cards (Lagos)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 10.5 x 15 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Nigeria -- Kano -- Kano
Date:
[ca. 1980]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Kano; Indigo dyeing."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "'Elisabeth Seriki Cards, P.O. Box 6246, Lagos." Stamp box reads: "Nr. 137."
Local Numbers:
EEPA NR-04-14
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:
Artists -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 NR 2012-001-1663
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 34: Nigeria (NR)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7759a655e-3e9a-4936-a4bb-3603ec8cbadc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6976

Sewing machines Zaria

Creator:
C.M.S. Bookshop, Lagos  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., monochrome, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Nigeria -- Kaduna -- Zaria
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Sewing Machines, Zaria."
Printed text on verso reads: "Copyright: The C.M.S. Bookshop, Lagos.; This is a Real Photograph. Printed in England."
Local Numbers:
EEPA NR-04-19
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:
Artists -- Africa  Search this
Sewing  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Sewing machines  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 NR 2012-001-1666
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 34: Nigeria (NR)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo770d45d45-c901-4d0c-9538-4085593c6bd6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6979

Men's tailor shop with painted sign, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"In African towns and cities, professional hairstylists and barbers often advertise and attract their clientele by commissioning painted signs displaying current fashions. Next to the painted signs, they may also present options for their customers through assemblages of images drawn from various national and international magazines." [Arnoldi M.J., 1995: Crowning Glories: The Head and Hair; Crowning Achievements. UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-II-14, 3A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "I 2 Nig. Nigeria, Benin City. Tailor's sign. 5/1970. EE. neg.no. II-14, 3A." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Signs and signboards  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 03362
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7088fb63c-1bbc-4599-8072-77966d44be1a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref30443

Men's tailor shop with painted sign, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"In African towns and cities, professional hairstylists and barbers often advertise and attract their clientele by commissioning painted signs displaying current fashions. Next to the painted signs, they may also present options for their customers through assemblages of images drawn from various national and international magazines." [Arnoldi M.J., 1995: Crowning Glories: The Head and Hair; Crowning Achievements. UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
EENG-II-14, 4A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "I 2 Nig. Nigeria, Benin City. Tailor's sign. 5/1970. EE. neg.no. II-14, 4A." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Signs and signboards  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 03363
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b3b9e19a-50a3-4b87-9ddb-90c065cc4796
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref30444

Hausa armed horsemen in quilted armour during 10th anniversary of independence celebration, Niamey, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Heavy garments of quilted cotton cloth stuffed with capok were widely used as armour for horse and man in central and eastern Sudanic Africa. In the Sokoto caliphate of northern Nigeria, heavily armed horsemen in quilted armour were known as Yan Lifida. They often acted as the bodyguards of an Emir on the field. The various components which formed the armour are: the bantan lifidi covered the loins and abdomen; the safa the upper torso; the kumakumi was worn as a corselet; Such quilted armour was used either alone or in combination with chain mail (sulke). The war-horses themselves were sometimes outfitted with breastplates (dan gaba) as well. The helmet (kwalkwali) was a padded headpiece made of bound rags, sometimes covered by a tin or brass receptacle or chain mail, and decorated with the feathers of an ostrich or other brightly colored bird." [Ch. Spring, 1993: African Arms and Armour. British Museum press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
G 1 HSA 89 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
5
Frame value is 36.
Slide No. G 1 HSA 89 EE 71
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  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 6335
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo79eb3ae86-2931-40f3-a5f4-dee89e6854f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23033

Hausa armed horsemen in quilted armour during 10th anniversary of independence celebration, Niamey, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Heavy garments of quilted cotton cloth stuffed with capok were widely used as armour for horse and man in central and eastern Sudanic Africa. In the Sokoto caliphate of northern Nigeria, heavily armed horsemen in quilted armour were known as Yan Lifida. They often acted as the bodyguards of an Emir on the field. The various components which formed the armour are: the bantan lifidi covered the loins and abdomen; the safa the upper torso; the kumakumi was worn as a corselet; Such quilted armour was used either alone or in combination with chain mail (sulke). The war-horses themselves were sometimes outfitted with breastplates (dan gaba) as well. The helmet (kwalkwali) was a padded headpiece made of bound rags, sometimes covered by a tin or brass receptacle or chain mail, and decorated with the feathers of an ostrich or other brightly colored bird." [Ch. Spring, 1993: African Arms and Armour. British Museum press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
G 1 HSA 89.0.1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
5
Frame value is 36.
Slide No. G 1 HSA 89.0.1 EE 71
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  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 6336
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo77d3b52ea-a39a-4cc2-992c-69853e5771dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23034

Hausa armed horsemen in quilted armour during 10th anniversary of independence celebration, Niamey, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Heavy garments of quilted cotton cloth stuffed with capok were widely used as armour for horse and man in central and eastern Sudanic Africa. In the Sokoto caliphate of northern Nigeria, heavily armed horsemen in quilted armour were known as Yan Lifida. They often acted as the bodyguards of an Emir on the field. The various components which formed the armour are: the bantan lifidi covered the loins and abdomen; the safa the upper torso; the kumakumi was worn as a corselet; Such quilted armour was used either alone or in combination with chain mail (sulke). The war-horses themselves were sometimes outfitted with breastplates (dan gaba) as well. The helmet (kwalkwali) was a padded headpiece made of bound rags, sometimes covered by a tin or brass receptacle or chain mail, and decorated with the feathers of an ostrich or other brightly colored bird." [Ch. Spring, 1993: African Arms and Armour. British Museum press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
G 1 HSA 90 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
5
Frame value is 32.
Slide No. G 1 HSA 90 EE 71
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  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 6337
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo77a15bdc6-269e-4b2d-968d-f6a59780562f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23035

Hausa armed horsemen in quilted armour during 10th anniversary of independence celebration, Niamey, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Heavy garments of quilted cotton cloth stuffed with capok were widely used as armour for horse and man in central and eastern Sudanic Africa. In the Sokoto caliphate of northern Nigeria, heavily armed horsemen in quilted armour were known as Yan Lifida. They often acted as the bodyguards of an Emir on the field. The various components which formed the armour are: the bantan lifidi covered the loins and abdomen; the safa the upper torso; the kumakumi was worn as a corselet; Such quilted armour was used either alone or in combination with chain mail (sulke). The war-horses themselves were sometimes outfitted with breastplates (dan gaba) as well. The helmet (kwalkwali) was a padded headpiece made of bound rags, sometimes covered by a tin or brass receptacle or chain mail, and decorated with the feathers of an ostrich or other brightly colored bird." [Ch. Spring, 1993: African Arms and Armour. British Museum press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
G 1 HSA 91 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
5
Frame value is 35.
Slide No. G 1 HSA 91 EE 71
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  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 6338
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo78c701221-9952-4a3d-b349-3989a0242c5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23036

Hausa armed horsemen in quilted armour during 10th anniversary of independence celebration, Niamey, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Heavy garments of quilted cotton cloth stuffed with capok were widely used as armour for horse and man in central and eastern Sudanic Africa. In the Sokoto caliphate of northern Nigeria, heavily armed horsemen in quilted armour were known as Yan Lifida. They often acted as the bodyguards of an Emir on the field. The various components which formed the armour are: the bantan lifidi covered the loins and abdomen; the safa the upper torso; the kumakumi was worn as a corselet; Such quilted armour was used either alone or in combination with chain mail (sulke). The war-horses themselves were sometimes outfitted with breastplates (dan gaba) as well. The helmet (kwalkwali) was a padded headpiece made of bound rags, sometimes covered by a tin or brass receptacle or chain mail, and decorated with the feathers of an ostrich or other brightly colored bird." [Ch. Spring, 1993: African Arms and Armour. British Museum press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
G 1 HSA 92 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
5
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. G 1 HSA 92 EE 71
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  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 6339
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7974ee0c2-9266-4774-93d1-104c8b5c8c5d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23037

Hausa armed horsemen in quilted armour during 10th anniversary of independence celebration, Niamey, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Heavy garments of quilted cotton cloth stuffed with capok were widely used as armour for horse and man in central and eastern Sudanic Africa. In the Sokoto caliphate of northern Nigeria, heavily armed horsemen in quilted armour were known as Yan Lifida. They often acted as the bodyguards of an Emir on the field. The various components which formed the armour are: the bantan lifidi covered the loins and abdomen; the safa the upper torso; the kumakumi was worn as a corselet; Such quilted armour was used either alone or in combination with chain mail (sulke). The war-horses themselves were sometimes outfitted with breastplates (dan gaba) as well. The helmet (kwalkwali) was a padded headpiece made of bound rags, sometimes covered by a tin or brass receptacle or chain mail, and decorated with the feathers of an ostrich or other brightly colored bird." [Ch. Spring, 1993: African Arms and Armour. British Museum press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
G 1 HSA 93 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
5
Frame value is 17.
Slide No. G 1 HSA 93 EE 71
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  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 6340
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7c4f33f51-3786-401a-847c-828a0cdf774f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23038

Hausa armed horsemen in quilted armour during 10th anniversary of independence celebration, Niamey, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Heavy garments of quilted cotton cloth stuffed with capok were widely used as armour for horse and man in central and eastern Sudanic Africa. In the Sokoto caliphate of northern Nigeria, heavily armed horsemen in quilted armour were known as Yan Lifida. They often acted as the bodyguards of an Emir on the field. The various components which formed the armour are: the bantan lifidi covered the loins and abdomen; the safa the upper torso; the kumakumi was worn as a corselet; Such quilted armour was used either alone or in combination with chain mail (sulke). The war-horses themselves were sometimes outfitted with breastplates (dan gaba) as well. The helmet (kwalkwali) was a padded headpiece made of bound rags, sometimes covered by a tin or brass receptacle or chain mail, and decorated with the feathers of an ostrich or other brightly colored bird." [Ch. Spring, 1993: African Arms and Armour. British Museum press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
G 1 HSA 93.0.1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
5
Frame value is 19.
Slide No. G 1 HSA 93.0.1 EE 71
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  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 6341
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7468b860b-d950-4b73-b53a-8b13d8aa4b25
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23039

Hausa armed horsemen in quilted armour during 10th anniversary of independence celebration, Niamey, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Heavy garments of quilted cotton cloth stuffed with capok were widely used as armour for horse and man in central and eastern Sudanic Africa. In the Sokoto caliphate of northern Nigeria, heavily armed horsemen in quilted armour were known as Yan Lifida. They often acted as the bodyguards of an Emir on the field. The various components which formed the armour are: the bantan lifidi covered the loins and abdomen; the safa the upper torso; the kumakumi was worn as a corselet; Such quilted armour was used either alone or in combination with chain mail (sulke). The war-horses themselves were sometimes outfitted with breastplates (dan gaba) as well. The helmet (kwalkwali) was a padded headpiece made of bound rags, sometimes covered by a tin or brass receptacle or chain mail, and decorated with the feathers of an ostrich or other brightly colored bird." [Ch. Spring, 1993: African Arms and Armour. British Museum press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
G 1 HSA 95 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
Sainsbury African Galleries held by the Sainsbury African Galleries from December of 2000 through November of 2003.
Local Note:
5
Frame value is 20.
Slide No. G 1 HSA 95 EE 71
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Domestic animals  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 6342
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo786c1d2ab-51c7-4b4f-8375-c80bb8dbb67b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23040

Hausa armed horsemen in quilted armour during 10th anniversary of independence celebration, Niamey, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Heavy garments of quilted cotton cloth stuffed with capok were widely used as armour for horse and man in central and eastern Sudanic Africa. In the Sokoto caliphate of northern Nigeria, heavily armed horsemen in quilted armour were known as Yan Lifida. They often acted as the bodyguards of an Emir on the field. The various components which formed the armour are: the bantan lifidi covered the loins and abdomen; the safa the upper torso; the kumakumi was worn as a corselet; Such quilted armour was used either alone or in combination with chain mail (sulke). The war-horses themselves were sometimes outfitted with breastplates (dan gaba) as well. The helmet (kwalkwali) was a padded headpiece made of bound rags, sometimes covered by a tin or brass receptacle or chain mail, and decorated with the feathers of an ostrich or other brightly colored bird." [Ch. Spring, 1993: African Arms and Armour. British Museum press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
G 1 HSA 96 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
5
Frame value is 18.
Slide No. G 1 HSA 96 EE 71
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  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 6343
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7036b7df1-c506-4e7c-8306-ca632d65f452
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23042

Hausa armed horsemen in quilted armour during 10th anniversary of independence celebration, Niamey, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Heavy garments of quilted cotton cloth stuffed with capok were widely used as armour for horse and man in central and eastern Sudanic Africa. In the Sokoto caliphate of northern Nigeria, heavily armed horsemen in quilted armour were known as Yan Lifida. They often acted as the bodyguards of an Emir on the field. The various components which formed the armour are: the bantan lifidi covered the loins and abdomen; the safa the upper torso; the kumakumi was worn as a corselet; Such quilted armour was used either alone or in combination with chain mail (sulke). The war-horses themselves were sometimes outfitted with breastplates (dan gaba) as well. The helmet (kwalkwali) was a padded headpiece made of bound rags, sometimes covered by a tin or brass receptacle or chain mail, and decorated with the feathers of an ostrich or other brightly colored bird." [Ch. Spring, 1993: African Arms and Armour. British Museum press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
G 1 HSA 97 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"TxtStyles/Fashioning Identity," held by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, from June 6 through December 28, 2008.
Local Note:
6
Frame value is 7.
Slide No. G 1 HSA 97 EE 71
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Domestic animals  Search this
Textile crafts  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 6344
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo79c05a4fe-d3fe-47f3-9807-bc7fa318889e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23043

Hausa armed horsemen in quilted armour during 10th anniversary of independence celebration, Niamey, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Heavy garments of quilted cotton cloth stuffed with capok were widely used as armour for horse and man in central and eastern Sudanic Africa. In the Sokoto caliphate of northern Nigeria, heavily armed horsemen in quilted armour were known as Yan Lifida. They often acted as the bodyguards of an Emir on the field. The various components which formed the armour are: the bantan lifidi covered the loins and abdomen; the safa the upper torso; the kumakumi was worn as a corselet; Such quilted armour was used either alone or in combination with chain mail (sulke). The war-horses themselves were sometimes outfitted with breastplates (dan gaba) as well. The helmet (kwalkwali) was a padded headpiece made of bound rags, sometimes covered by a tin or brass receptacle or chain mail, and decorated with the feathers of an ostrich or other brightly colored bird." [Ch. Spring, 1993: African Arms and Armour. British Museum press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
G 1 HSA 98 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"TxtStyles/Fashioning Identity," held by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, from June 6 through December 28, 2008.
Local Note:
5
Frame value is 27.
Slide No. G 1 HSA 98 EE 71
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Domestic animals  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  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 6345
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo767ea0012-a071-4e9e-ab35-ffef74e36ad2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23044

Hausa armed horsemen in quilted armour during 10th anniversary of independence celebration, Niamey, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Heavy garments of quilted cotton cloth stuffed with capok were widely used as armour for horse and man in central and eastern Sudanic Africa. In the Sokoto caliphate of northern Nigeria, heavily armed horsemen in quilted armour were known as Yan Lifida. They often acted as the bodyguards of an Emir on the field. The various components which formed the armour are: the bantan lifidi covered the loins and abdomen; the safa the upper torso; the kumakumi was worn as a corselet; Such quilted armour was used either alone or in combination with chain mail (sulke). The war-horses themselves were sometimes outfitted with breastplates (dan gaba) as well. The helmet (kwalkwali) was a padded headpiece made of bound rags, sometimes covered by a tin or brass receptacle or chain mail, and decorated with the feathers of an ostrich or other brightly colored bird." [Ch. Spring, 1993: African Arms and Armour. British Museum press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
G 1 HSA 99 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
5
Frame value is 26.
Slide No. G 1 HSA 99 EE 71
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  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 6346
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7911973cf-b4ef-4f37-9280-92bbf6fbe41a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23045

Hausa horse blanket, Chadawanka village, Niger

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Niger
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
I 1 HSA 1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
18
Frame value is 17.
Slide No. I 1 HSA 1 EE 71
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Textile crafts  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 7552
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Niger
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7828384c1-5b48-4996-8271-558fcd3b20b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24382

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