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Fragile legacies : the photographs of Solomon Osagie Alonge / Amy J. Staples, Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, and Bryna M. Freyer

Author:
Staples, Amy J. 1958-  Search this
Author:
Kaplan, Flora S.  Search this
Freyer, Bryna 1949-  Search this
Host institution:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Nigeria National Commission for Museums and Monuments  Search this
Subject:
Alonge, Solomon Osagie 1911-1994  Search this
Physical description:
210 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Nigeria
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
2017
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Bini (African people)  Search this
Photographers  Search this
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
TR680 .S73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1080216

Bini Tribe Ceremonial Song of Obba's Wives and Obba/Battle S

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Track Information:
101 Bini Tribe Ceremonial Song of Obba's Wives and Obba.

201 Battle S.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-0544

Victor.88
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Victor
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-0544
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55db7a624-13d7-46d9-98a8-2b95f410afba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref21897

Oduduwa phenomenon in Yoruba and Benin history / by Bode Alake

Author:
Alake, Bode  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Oduduwa (Yoruba deity)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ife (Nigeria)
Date:
2013
Topic:
Bini oral tradition  Search this
Mythology, Bini  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT515.45.I28 B46 2013
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1094900

Chief S.O. Alonge photographic collection

Photographer:
Alonge, Solomon Osagie, Chief, 1911-1994  Search this
Names:
Alexandra, Princess, 1936- (granddaughter of George V, King of Great Britain)  Search this
Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain, II, 1926-  Search this
Philip, Prince, consort of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1921-  Search this
Extent:
100 Photographic prints (black and white, hand-colored.)
4 Photographic albums
1800 Negatives (photographic) (120 mm.)
150 Negatives (photographic) (glass plate)
Container:
Item EEPA.2009-007
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographic albums
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white photographs
Albums
Negatives
Portraits
Hand coloring
Place:
Benin (Kingdom)
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1926-1989
Summary:
The collection consists of approximately 1,950 glass plate and large format film negatives,100 hand-tinted and black-and-white prints and four photographic albums containing prints of various sizes, taken by Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge, the royal photographer to the Oba of Benin, Akenzua II (1933-1978). These images span six decades (1926 - 1989) and represent a dynamic, continuous record of the Benin Royal Court in Nigeria. Alonge documented the pageantry, ritual and regalia of the Obas, their wives and retainers for over a half-century, including the coronation of the King and the Iyoba, or queen mother. The collection also documents historic visits to Benin by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (1956), Princess Alexandra (1960), foreign dignitaries, traditional rulers, political leaders and celebrities. The collection preserves an important historical record of Benin art and culture during the periods of British colonial rule and Nigerian independence in the 20th century. The rarity and historical value of the collection are enhanced by Alonge's privileged access to the Palace as a chief in the Iwebo Palace Society, a position which presents a unique insider's view of Benin royalty. The quality of the collection is testament to Alonge's technological skills in photography and his professionalism in keeping the collection ordered and well-preserved despite the heat, humidity and tropical climate of Nigeria.
Arrangement note:
Arrangement of negatives reflects the original order established by the photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge (1911-1994) was the first indigenous photographer of the Royal Court of Benin and one of the premier photographers of Nigeria. His significance as one of the earliest indigenous photographers in West Africa has been documented in detail by anthropologist Flora Kaplan. Alonge learned the craft of photography as a youth in Lagos during the 1920s and saw his profession as an honorable and distinguished calling. He clearly demonstrated an inclusive documentary perspective in his efforts to photograph many aspects of the world around him. In 1942, Alonge established the Ideal Photography Studio in Benin City and documented colonial society, the establishment of churches and businesses, and the formation of new civic organizations and social groups like the Benin Social Club (1940s). As a commercial photographer, Alonge photographed individual and group portraits, preserving a visual record of the everyday lives and peoples of Benin City. Alonge's studio portraits illustrate how local Africans presented themselves to the camera and engaged with the practice of photography during the early to mid-twentieth century.
General note:
Title provided by EEPA staff.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Diplomats  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Coronations  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Royal households  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Albums
Negatives
Portraits
Hand coloring
Citation:
Chief S.O. Alonge Photographic Collection, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2009-007
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73069d306-4e02-4ce9-b9ac-089366cb9a57
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2009-007

Ighogho masquerade, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer performing in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
29
Frame value is 24.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3680
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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/xo77ca8c9a4-4c44-4a1f-9598-0f365e0f7dcd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20086

Ighogho masquerade, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer performing in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 1.1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
29
Frame value is 22.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 1.1 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3681
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/xo76ac98435-85c6-49a7-b0b5-ffd98d5a3628
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20087

Ighogho masked dancer, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer performing in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 2 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
29
Frame value is 26.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 2 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3682
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/xo7743c2dc5-8cf2-4cde-808d-d318f9a28244
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20089

Ighogho masquerade, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer performing in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 3 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
29
Frame value is 32.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 3 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3683
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/xo751786c38-13bf-4cf6-bed2-0cc0efc12d13
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20090

Ighogho masquerade, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer performing in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 3.1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
29
Frame value is 31.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 3.1 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3684
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/xo7c4423055-c3bc-4ae0-aab9-3ecd8ac6687e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20091

Ighogho masquerade, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer performing in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 3.2 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
29
Frame value is 29.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 3.2 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3685
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/xo771a6b039-0554-4703-8cff-abc535b899d1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20092

Ighogho masquerade, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer performing in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 4 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
29
Frame value is 25.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 4 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3686
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/xo74800f909-87e8-4af1-a0af-2e6b6d80557f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20093

Ighogho masquerade, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer performing in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 5 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 5.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 5 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3687
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/xo7d129b3e3-bf99-4af5-8fc8-dfc6145a5a48
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20094

Ighogho masquerade, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer performing in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 5.1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 4.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 5.1 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3688
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/xo7080192c0-c351-4183-ac7a-e699d1ba7229
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20095

Ighogho masquerade, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer performing in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 5.2 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 2.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 5.2 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3689
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/xo79ccb0638-18a2-4288-8e60-5dbc7e3ea272
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20096

Ighogho masquerade, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer performing in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 5.2.2 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 3.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 5.2.2 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3690
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7f05ae132-35aa-4a02-bef9-d2b1c1b2a4ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20097

Ighogho masked dancer, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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.
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
29
Frame value is 21.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 6 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3691
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/xo701378d81-1a18-412b-9074-e6ab9ce237ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20098

Ighogho masked dancer, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 6.1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
29
Frame value is 19.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 6.1 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3692
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/xo7b98531d7-c8bd-4f78-9b9e-f30a13e644db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20100

Ighogho masked dancer, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Ighogho mask dancer in front of house at 25 Iwehen Street, belonging to O. Aigouba Rueghian. He is the chief priest of Ighogho, a masked dancer that wards off small pox and other dangerous diseases. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
E 2 BNI 6.2 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
29
Frame value is 18.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 6.2 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Masks  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3693
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/xo78144a7cc-f549-4ba3-9d9f-a6630ff9ded3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20101

Masquerades

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
Bini Ighogho masked dancer, wards off smallpox and other dangerous diseases, outside chief priest's house, Benin City, Nigeria. The date on the slide is MAR 72.
Local Numbers:
E 2 BNI 5.2.1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. E 2 BNI 5.2.1 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:
Masquerades  Search this
Edo-speaking cultures  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 3694
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/xo79a116de6-4718-413a-8346-0f064c7202f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref20102

Bronze caster among the Bini people, Benin City, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts bronze caster modelling wax over a clay core. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Benin City in the Edo region. 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:
H 2 BNI 1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
30
Frame value is 16.
Slide No. H 2 BNI 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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Edo-speaking cultures  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 6935
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/xo797813524-e13f-404b-be64-1d7de8d06450
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23697

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