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Child's Collars 2

Donor Name:
British Museum Of Natural History  Search this
Culture:
Basuto  Search this
Object Type:
Collar
Place:
South Africa, Africa
Accession Date:
19 Jan 1891
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
023892
USNM Number:
E151686-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35e6de043-ecfb-44a4-a140-857560e1d867
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8341455
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Sotho Mother and Child

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Mother and Child, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman grinding kaffir corn in front of her home. Her baby is lying on her back looking in the direction of the camera. The grinding of the corn is the first step in brewing Kaffir beer. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-1
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-39
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062222
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 1: Photographs / Photographs / Sotho Peoples, Basuto (Lesotho), South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2723

Sotho Mother and Child

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
1 Photographic print ((fiber-based print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
1 Photographic print ((vintage print)., b&w, 10 x 8 in.)
1 Postcard ((photomechanical)., b&w, 4 x 6 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Postcards
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Mother and Child, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman grinding kaffir corn in front of her home. Her baby is holding the mother around the stomach and lying on her back. The grinding of the corn is the first step in brewing Kaffir beer. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The the finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
There are seven black and white fiber-based prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. Six of them are 8x10 prints. One of these prints has a secondary support material made of foam board. The seventh fiber-based print is 22 1/2 x 20 1/2 cm. There is also a 10 1/2 x 8 cm. black and white vintage print. There are several 4 x 6 in. black and white postcards. EEPA also produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-2
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062223
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 1: Photographs / Photographs / Sotho Peoples, Basuto (Lesotho), South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2724

Sotho Father, Mother and Child

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Father, Mother and Child, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman sitting in front of her home with her child sitting next to her. She is looking down at the child smiling The father is standing inside the home at the window. He is wearing a colorful blanket and hand woven hat. There are rocks at the foot of the woman, which she used to grind kaffir corn. The grinding of the corn is the first step in brewing Kaffir beer. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-3
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-39
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062224
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 1: Photographs / Photographs / Sotho Peoples, Basuto (Lesotho), South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2725

Sotho Woman Making Kaffir Beer

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Woman Making Kaffir Beer, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman pulling a long stick out of a tall container of kaffir beer. The Sotho woman's child is sitting on a step nearby looking at her (See below for the entire process of making kaffir beer.) Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-9
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-39
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062230
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 1: Photographs / Photographs / Sotho Peoples, Basuto (Lesotho), South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2731

Sotho Women and Men Drinking Kaffir Beer

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
1 Photographic print ((vintage print)., b&w, 10 x 15 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Women and Men Drinking Kaffir Beer, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman holding a bowl of kaffir beer on her head. Her back is facing the camera. In front of her are several men sitting on front of her home. They are dressed similarly in hand woven hats and colorful blankets. There is another woman sitting on the ground to the far left wrapped in a blanket. Beer drinking is always a popular occasion such as a wedding, after neighbors have helped each other in the fields, or the return of men from the mines. On this occasion, several of the Sotho woman's friends have gathered to welcome her husband, the man holding the child in his lap, back from the gold mines. (See below for the entire process of making kaffir beer.) Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
There is one 10 x 15 cm. black and white vintage print of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA also produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-36
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062257
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 1: Photographs / Photographs / Sotho Peoples, Basuto (Lesotho), South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2758

Sotho Women and Men Drinking Kaffir Beer

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Women and Men Drinking Kaffir Beer, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman sitting on a step with a bowl and two homemade clay goblets next to her. She is sitting in front of several men sitting in front of her home. They are dressed similarly in hand woven hats and colorful blankets. There is another woman standing in the doorway of the home. Beer drinking is always a popular occasion such as a wedding, after neighbors have helped each other in the fields, or the return of men from the mines. On this occasion, several of the Sotho woman's friends have gathered to welcome her husband, the man holding the child in his lap, back from the gold mines. (See below for the entire process of making kaffir beer.) Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The the finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-38
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-1
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062259
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 1: Photographs / Photographs / Sotho Peoples, Basuto (Lesotho), South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2760

Sotho Women and Men Drinking Kaffir Beer

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Women and Men Drinking Kaffir Beer, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman holding a bowl of kaffir beer, her back facing the camera. In front of her are several men sitting in front of her home. They are dressed similarly in hand woven hats and colorful blankets. There is another woman sitting on the ground to the far left wrapped in a blanket. Beer drinking is always a popular occasion such as a wedding, after neighbors have helped each other in the fields, or the return of men from the mines. On this occasion, several of the Sotho woman's friends have gathered to welcome her husband, the man holding the child in his lap, back from the gold mines. (See below for the entire process of making kaffir beer.) Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-39
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-1
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062260
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 1: Photographs / Photographs / Sotho Peoples, Basuto (Lesotho), South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2761

Sotho Women and Men Drinking Kaffir Beer

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Women and Men Drinking Kaffir Beer, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman sitting on a step with a calabash in her hand and a bowl of kaffir beer in front of her. Behind her are several men sitting in front of her home. They are dressed similarly in hand woven hats and colorful blankets. There is another woman sitting on the step to the far left wrapped in a blanket and holding a child. Beer drinking is always a popular occasion such as a wedding, after neighbors have helped each other in the fields, or the return of men from the mines. On this occasion, several of the Sotho woman's friends have gathered to welcome her husband, the man holding the child in his lap, back from the gold mines. (See below for the entire process of making kaffir beer.) Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
Thereare no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-40
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-1
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062261
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 1: Photographs / Photographs / Sotho Peoples, Basuto (Lesotho), South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2762

Sotho Women and Men Drinking Kaffir Beer

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
1 Photographic print ((fiber-based print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
1 Photographic print ((vintage print)., b&w, 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Woman and Men Drinking Kaffir Beer, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman sitting on a step using a calabash to pour kaffir beer into a homemade clay goblet. There is a bowl of kaffir beer in front of her. Behind her are two men sitting in front of her home. They are dressed similarly in hand woven hats and colorful blankets. The one on the left is holding sticks and the man on the right is holding a child in his lap. There is also another man standing in front of the door of the home. Beer drinking is always a popular occasion such as a wedding, after neighbors have helped each other in the fields, or the return of men from the mines. On this occasion, several of the Sotho woman's friends have gathered to welcome her husband back from the gold mines. (See below for the entire process of making kaffir beer.) Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
There is one 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 cm. black and white vintage print of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. There are also two black and white fiber-based prints, one is 8x10 in. and the other is 23 x 17 cm. EEPA also produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-41
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-1
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062262
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 1: Photographs / Photographs / Sotho Peoples, Basuto (Lesotho), South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2763

Sotho Woman and Men Drinking Kaffir Beer

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
1 Photographic print ((fiber-based print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Woman and Men Drinking Kaffir Beer, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman drinking kaffir beer from a calabash. She is sitting on a step in front of several men sitting on front of her home. They are dressed similarly in hand woven hats and colorful blankets. Beer drinking is always a popular occasion such as a wedding, after neighbors have helped each other in the fields, or the return of men from the mines. On this occasion, several of the Sotho woman's friends have gathered to welcome her husband, the man holding the child in his lap, back from the gold mines. (See below for the entire process of making kaffir beer.) Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
There is one 8 x 10 in. black and white fiber-based print of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA also produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-43
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-1
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062264
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2765

Sotho Women and Men Drinking Kafir Beer

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Women and Men Drinking Kafir Beer, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman sitting near a bowl of Kafir beer. Behind her are several men sitting in front of her home. They are dressed similarly in hand woven hats and colorful blankets. There is another woman sitting on the step to the far left wrapped in a blanket and holding a child. Beer drinking is always a popular occasion such as a wedding, after neighbors have helped each other in the fields, or the return of men from the mines. On this occasion, several of the Sotho woman's friends have gathered to welcome her husband, the man holding the child in his lap, back from the gold mines. (See below for the entire process of making Kafir beer.) Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kafir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of Kafir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kafir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The the finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
Thereare no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-55
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-2
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062276
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2777

Sotho Woman Drinking Kaffir Beer

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Woman Drinking Kaffir Beer, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman sampling the kaffir beer she has made out of a calabash. Beer drinking is always a popular occasion such as a wedding, after neighbors have helped each other in the fields, or the return of men from the mines. On this occasion, several of the Sotho woman's friends have gathered to welcome her husband, the man holding the child in his lap, back from the gold mines. (See below for the entire process of making kaffir beer.) Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-60
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-2
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062281
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2782

Sotho Woman Drinking Kaffir Beer

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Woman Drinking Kaffir Beer, 1947. Photographic image of a Sotho woman sampling the kaffir beer she has made out of a calabash. She is holding her hand under the calabash so as not to drip beer on herself. Beer drinking is always a popular occasion such as a wedding, after neighbors have helped each other in the fields, or the return of men from the mines. On this occasion, several of the Sotho woman's friends have gathered to welcome her husband, the man holding the child in his lap, back from the gold mines. (See below for the entire process of making kaffir beer.) Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-61
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-2
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062282
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2783

Sotho Family, Lesotho

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"Basuto (Lesotho) Family, 1947." Original caption by Constance Stuart Larrabee. Photographic image of a Sotho woman sitting on a step in front of her homestead. Her husband is standing in the window of the home. Next to her, she is holding up her child who's back is facing the camera. The child is wearing a beaded loincloth. On the ground in front of the woman are large rocks used to grind kaffir corn for the preparation of kaffir beer. (See below for the entire process of making kaffir beer.) Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-62
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062283
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2784

Basuto (Lesotho) Family

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
1 Photographic print ((fiber-based print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
1 Photographic print ((vintage print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"Basuto (Lesotho) Family, 1947." Original caption by Constance Stuart Larrabee. Photographic image of a Sotho woman sitting on a step in front of her homestead. Her husband is standing in the window of the home. Her child is sitting next to her. The child is wearing a beaded loincloth. On the ground in front of the woman are large rocks used to grind kaffir corn and a bowl of kaffir corn in preparation for making kaffir beer. (See below for the entire process of making kaffir beer.) This photograph was taken near Maseru. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
"Kaffir" Beer Making: During the summer months (October to April) fields of kaffir corn are grown. The corn is picked when it is ripe at the end of April. This corn is used as porridge, but it is mainly used for "Kaffir beer." This is a potent home-made beer that is a common drink among the Sotho people as well as other ethnic groups in South Africa. The beer takes about a week to make. It is usually the woman's job to make it. The germinated corn is put in a pot of boiling water and left there for 24 hours to ferment. The finely ground fresh corn is added, it is boiled once again, and left to sit for an additional 24 hours. For three to four days this brew sits. The longer it sits the more potent it becomes, but it should not be left to sit for longer than a week. It is then strained and ready to drink. This description was compiled by Dominique DjeDje and was taken from the notes of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
This photograph was also published in Constance Stuart Larrabee's book "Constance Stuart Larrabee: Time Exposure." (Yale Center for British Art: New Haven, CT, 1995.)
There are three 8x10 black and white fiber-based prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. There are also four 8x10 black and white vintage prints. EEPA produced also an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-63
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062284
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2785

Sotho Homestead

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Homestead, 1947. Photographic image of a square homestead made of clay. There are designs engraved in the wall of the homestead. A woman is sitting outside on a step next to the homestead and a child is standing out in front. The Maluti Mountains are behind the homestead. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-88Y
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-7
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062302
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2803

Mother and Child In Doorway of Homestead

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Mother and Child In Doorway Homestead, 1947. Photographic image of a woman and child standing in front of her in the doorway of a homestead made of sticks and long stalks of grass. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-86
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062320
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2821

Sotho Child in Doorway of Homestead

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Child in Doorway of Homestead, 1947. Photographic image of a child standing in front of her in the doorway of a homestead made of sticks and long stalks of grass. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-87
Contact Sheet Number: 320562-7
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062321
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref2822

Sotho Child

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Lesotho
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Sotho Child, 1947. Photographic image of a girl standing and eating sugar canes. There is another child about her age in the background. She has just finished taking a bath in the river. Her and other children bathe in one of the many rivers that originate in the long range of the Maluti Mountains. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.
The following caption is from an article in "Natural History" (September, 1950) in which this photograph was printed: "Summer and winter the Basuto [Sotho] wears his characteristic blanket of gay and varied design and color. Before the days of traders, skin clothing and (in cold weather) a simple undecorated cloak sufficed. Today the Basuto [Lesotho] buys his blankets at European-run trading stores, which are scattered through the territory. The hat is woven of grass by the Basutos [Lesothos] themselves."
Thereare no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 4-155
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:
Sotho (Basuto)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-062392
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