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Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
6567 Slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
1,946 Slides (Color, 35 mm)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Nigerians  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Nuba  Search this
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Turkana  Search this
Pokot  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Documents
Slides
Color slides
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Lagos (Nigeria)
Date:
1961-circa 2005
Summary:
The collection consists of 8,515 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2007. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.
Scope and Contents note:
This 6,567 slide collection documents Houlberg's studies in Southwestern Nigeria spanning from 1961 to circa 2005. In 2015, Houlberg donated an additional 1,948 color slides to the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives. These slides have been added to the EEPA 2005-002 finding aid, bringing the total to 8,515 slides.

The collection primarily includes photos of people, including the Ogboni, Pokot, Yoruba, Turkana and Igbo, shrines, festivals and rituals, art objects, and artists. A particular strength of the collection are photos of Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg mostly photographed in Ilishan, Ikenne, Ilara, Shagamu, Lagos, Ijebu-Ode, and Egbe.

Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art, wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Several Yoruba art forms, including photography, scarification tattoos, and textiles (both cloth and dress), are represented in the collection. Additionally, there are numerous slides of Yoruba hairstyles, many of which she published in her article, Social Hair: Tradition and Change in Yoruba Hairstyles in Southwestern Nigeria.

Yoruba ritual specialists, such as Ife-olu Solaru, Olufunke, and Yesufu Ejigboye, appear frequently throughout the collection. Houlberg documented her many stays with these individuals over the years.

There is also one binder of manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles.
Arrangement note:
The collection is organized into 29 series according to subject. The series descriptions correspond with particular subjects used in Houlberg's teaching and lectures, and based on donor's notes. All slides were kept in the order in which they were donated.

Series 1: African Hairstyles, circa 1973-1994 (Binder 1; 212 slides)

Series 2: Egungun Festival, 1961-circa 1988 (Binder 1; 362 slides)

Series 3: Gelede, circa 1969-circa 1989 (Binder 2; 301 slides)

Series 4: Ibeji Twins, circa 1969-circa 1990 (Binders 2-3; 854 slides)

Series 5: Ogboni Art Objects and Shrines, circa 1969-circa 1982 (Binder 4; 92 slides)

Series 6: Art Objects Depicting Ogun, circa 1969-circa 1983 (Binder 4; 56 slides)

Series 7: Olojufoforo Art and Festivities, circa 1968-circa 1975 (Binder 4; 21 slides)

Series 8: Yoruba People, Architecture, and Art, circa 1969-circa 1985 (Binder 4; 260 slides)

Series 9: Carving, Art Objects and Artists, and Scenes of Daily Life, circa 1973-circa 1988 (Binder 4; 201 slides)

Series 10: Yoruba Art, circa 1971-circa 1983 (Binder 5; 49 slides)

Series 11: Yoruba Textiles, circa 1973-circa 1983 (Binder 5; 84 slides)

Series 12: Yoruba, Miscellaneous, circa 1967-circa 1989 (Binder 5; 251 slides)

Series 13: African Art, Textiles People, and Dwellings, circa 1963-circa 1983 (Binder 6; 58 slides)

Series 14: Ibo Mbari and Igbo Peoples and Artwork, circa 1967-circa 1985 (Binder 6; 212 slides)

Series 15: Art and Ceremonies, circa 1967-circa 1991 (Binder 6; 493 slides)

Series 16: Body Arts, Nuba People (Sudan) and Fulani and Bororo People (Niger), circa 1973-circa 1979 (Binder 7; 64 slides)

Series 17: People, Scenic Views and Animals of Kenya, Sudan, Angola, and Ghana, circa 1972-circa 1985 (Binder 7; 168 slides)

Series 18: Peoples and Arts of Ghana, Mali, and the Ivory Coast, circa 1966-circa 1992 (Binder 7; 406 slides)

Series 19: Published Maps and Photos, circa 1968-circa 1985 (Binder 8; 70 slides)

Series 20: Nigerian Masks and Art Objects, circa 1967-circa 1978 (Binder 8; 396 slides)

Series 21: Yoruba Festivals, People, and Art in Nigeria, circa 1967-circa 1988 (Binders 8-9; 128 slides)

Series 22: Yoruba Photography and Textiles, circa 1975-circa 1983 (Binder 9; 54 slides)

Series 23: Ife-Olu, Ilishan, circa 1980-circa 1988 (Binder 9; 87 slides)

Series 24: Yoruba Festivals, People, Hairstyles, Ibeji Objects, Eshu Figures, and Oya and Orishala Priests, Priestesses, and Shrines, circa 1966-circa 1988 (Binder 9; 168 slides)

Series 25: Shango, circa 1970-circa 1983 (Binder 10, 162 slides)

Series 26: Ara Festival, 1975 (Binder 10; 174 slides)

Series 27: Ceremonies and Festivals, Portraits, Art and Ceremonial Objects, Domestic and Market Scenes, circa 1969-circa 2005 (Binders 10-11; 759 slides)

Series 28: Yoruba Art Objects, and Domestic, Work, and Festival Scenes, circa 1971-circa 1983 (Binder 11; 104 slides)

Series 29: Manuscript and Printed Materials, 1973-circa 2005 (Binder 12)
Biographical/Historical note:
Artist, anthropologist, and art historian Dr. Marilyn Hammersley Houlberg was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1939. Houlberg received an Associate of Arts degree from Wright Junior College (1959) and a BFA from the University of Chicago (1963). After graduating, she traveled to North Africa and explored Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. In 1964, Houlberg researched Haitian art, religion, and indigenous photography in Haiti and in 1965 was awarded a scholarship for graduate study from the University of Chicago. There she completed her MAT in Art History in 1967. Following graduation, Houlberg worked at the Nigerian Museum in Lagos, where she documented Yoruba sculpture, masquerades, religion, body art, and indigenous photography.

She began her teaching career at the University of Chicago as a lecturer on African art and African civilization, working there from 1971 to 1973. At the University of London, Houlberg earned a Masters in Anthropology, producing the thesis Yoruba Twin Sculpture and Ritual (1973). She also extensively photographed her travels abroad in Yorubaland. Between 1974 and 1990, Houlberg taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, Kalamazoo College, and Northwestern University. From 1974 to 2008 she continued teaching at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, lecturing on Yoruba art and ritual in West Africa and the New World, and the art and ritual of Vodou in Haiti.

Houlberg has lectured worldwide at numerous museums and symposiums since 1972, including in Lagos, Nigeria; Jacmel, Haiti; Toronto, Canada; Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; and Cologne, Germany. Her essays have been published in several issues of African Arts. Some of Houlberg's significant publications include Arts of the Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou, in Sacred Waters: Arts for Mami Wata and Other Divinities in Africa and the Diaspora (2008) and Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou: Lasiren, Queen of Mermaids, in Mami-Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and the African-Atlantic World (2008). The exhibition Mami-Wata at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (2009) featured her photographs.
Provenance:
Marilyn Houlberg, 733 West 18th St., Chicago, IL 60616, Donation, 20050320, 2005-0002
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.
Occupation:
Weavers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Shrines  Search this
Masks  Search this
Domestic scenes  Search this
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Ethnology -- Nigeria  Search this
Gelede (Yoruba rite)  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Ere ibeji  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographic prints
Photographs
Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002
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Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo729173a75-b645-455f-b66b-ae08d0d2102e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2005-002

Follow the footprints of Annette Lemieux

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-05-06T15:18:39.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
See more by:
hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_YNIfKdIsakQ

Eliot Elisofon Field collection

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
14000 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 Slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Color slides
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Mali
Ghana
Côte d'Ivoire
Benin
Burkina Faso
Egypt
Kenya
Liberia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
South Africa
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Central African Republic
Date:
circa 1935-1978
Summary:
This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of circa 14,000 negatives, 30, 0000 slides, 8,000 photographic prints, and 14 boxes of manuscript materials that date from circa 1945-1978.

The photographs document Eliot Elisofon's travels and work in Africa. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. Artisans shown include an Asante weaver making kente cloth in Ghana; a Dogon carver in Mali making a kanaga mask; an Ebrie goldsmith in Cote d'Ivoire; Hausa dyers in Kano, Nigeria; and Nupe beadmakers in Nigeria; as well as artists at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Kinshasa, Congo. Portraits of leaders include the Asante court at Kumase in Ghana; Ebrie chiefs and notables in Cote d'Ivoire; the timi (king) of Ede, a Yourba town, Nigeria; the emir of Katsina, Nigeria; and the Kuba king and his court in the Congo. There are informal portraits showing children of the Kuba royal court dancing, Fulbe women with gold earrings in Mali, Mangbetu women in the Congo, and Maasai elders in Kenya. Masked dances documented include a Dogon dama festival celebration in Mali, an Igbo festival in Nigeria, and Kuba and Pende masked dancers in the Congo. There are also images of Yoruba gelede (men's association) masks in Nigeria. Non-masked dancers shown include Dan professional acrobatic dancers in Cote d'Ivoire, Irigwe dancers in Nigeria, Mangbetu dancers in the Congo, Mbuti dancers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Wodaabe men dancing in Nigeria. Events shown include Hausa riders in chain mail during the Independence Day celebration in Katsina, Nigeria. Images of art in situ include ancestral altars in the King of Benin's palace in Nigeria; Dogon rock paintings in Mali; and Yoruba Shango shrine sculptures in the palace courtyard of timi (king) of Ede in Nigeria. Landscapes include views of mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Animals shown include birds, buffalos, elephants and giraffes. Traditional architecture shown includes Asante shrine houses with raised wall decorations in Ghana, Dogon villages in Mali and mosques in Mopti.

The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.
Biographical/Historical note:
A photographer best known for his work in Life magazine. Elisofon worked as a free-lance magazine photographer from 1933 to 1937, as a staff photographer for Life from 1933 to 1937 and on photographic assignments for various magazines, including the Smithsonian magazine, from 1942 to 1945. Elisofon traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America documenting the peoples of these lands as well as their arts and environments. A founding member and curatorial associate of the private Museum of African Art, which in 1981 became the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), Elisofon bequeathed his collection of African photographs to the museum when he died in 1973. To honor Elisofon's contribution to the understanding of African art and culture, NMAfA named its archives after him.
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:
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Color slides
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo763575c19-5f10-470a-af8b-75ebd1c82664
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1973-001
Online Media:

Himba teenager

Extent:
1 Negative (b&w, 35 mm.)
Culture:
Himba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Digital images
Place:
Africa
Date:
1992
Scope and Contents:
Himba teenager, Namibia.
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
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:
Portraits  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Identifier:
EEPA.2003-005, Item EEPA 2003-050001
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Ryan Holden Singer photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7d281a0d4-fb8c-4bfd-8864-3a80c5da0b71
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2003-005-ref507

African Postcard Collection

Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
61 Volumes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Postcards
Place:
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Côte d'Ivoire
Mozambique
Morocco
Mali
Namibia
Rwanda
Niger
Nigeria
Somalia
South Africa
Sierra Leone
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Zimbabwe
Zambia
Uganda
Senegal
Kenya
Liberia
Ghana
Guinea
Mauritania
Madagascar
Malawi
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Gabon
Egypt
Eritrea
Africa
Date:
1898-[ongoing]
Summary:
This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.
Arrangement note:
Arranged by country and topic
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.
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014
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African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7db935b22-d87f-4afd-95bb-b2f1180fcf9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-014
Online Media:

Femme Makanza ( Bangala)

Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Équateur Province -- Makanza
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Translated postcard caption reads, "Makanza woman ( Bangala)."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-05-01
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with additional accession number: 1985-140700.
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:
Body arts  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Scarification (Process)  Search this
Ngala (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 CG 1994-006-0015
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7ca966f8f-4ff7-4b79-b748-e3e13dc8d392
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2415

Femme Makanza ( Bangala)

Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Équateur Province -- Makanza
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Translated postcard caption reads, "Makanza woman ( Bangala)."
Manuscript on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-05-02
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Body arts  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Ngala (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 CG 2011-001-0603
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo72cec761b-5ac1-4a17-8d75-2c9612992dc2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2540

Femme Makanza ( Bangala)

Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Équateur Province -- Makanza
Date:
ca. 1911
Scope and Contents:
Translated postcard caption reads, "Makanza woman ( Bangala)." Manuscript message on verso reads, " Merci beaucoup pour votre aimable carte du Congo. Je vous adresse ainsi qu'à Madame mes respectueuses amitiés." Translated message reads, "Thank you for your attractive cards of the Congo. I send you madam my respect and my friendship." Postmark on verso, date reads: "22 VIII 1911 [August 8, 1911]."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-05-04
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Body arts  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Ngala (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 CG 2011-001-0605
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo773711c00-902b-4169-8e01-aefc0ce27069
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2542

30. Types de tatouages Bangalas

Creator:
Librarie Belge  Search this
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Translated postcard caption reads, "Types of Bangala tattooing."
Printed text on verso reads: "Edit.: Librarie Belge R. Louis, Elisabethville." Publisher's logo on recto and verso: "Nels."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-05-14
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Body arts  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Ngala (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 CG 2011-001-0614
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7c02f919c-c64e-4f4d-8d03-e9e63c650a13
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2551

Matadi Soldat Bangala - Tatoué

Creator:
E. Stockmans & Co. (Anvers)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., monochrome, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 4 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Bas-Congo Province -- Matadi
Date:
ca. 1920
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Matadi; Soldat Bangala - Tatoué." Translated postcard caption reads: "Matadi. Bangala soldier - Tattooed."
Printed text on verso reads: "Éditions D'Art E. Stockmans & Co. Anvers."
Postmarked postage stamp on recto, manuscript address on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-38-04
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Military -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Ngala (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 CG 2011-001-1361
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo79057065b-b85c-470b-93fb-7a2f9be11bba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3291

24. Série de soldats Bangalas tatoués

Creator:
Librarie Belge  Search this
Louis, R.  Search this
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 4 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Translated postcard caption reads, " ."
Printed caption on verso reads: "24. Série de soldats Bangalas tatoués." Translated postcard caption reads: "24. Series of tattooed Bangala soldiers."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Edit.: Librarie Belge R. Louis, Elisabethville." Publisher's logo on verso: "Nels."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-38-29
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Military -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Ngala (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 CG 2011-001-1383
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7743cfa7b-09c3-488d-9c47-2f948cdeae76
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3313

Congo Français Congo Français - Femme Bangla - Tatouages de face

Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo. Bangala woman. Front tattoos.'' Bare torso woman, with cicatrices running down to her belly button. Two crosses shape above her breasts. Horizontal cicatrices on her tummy. Cicatrices on her forehead. Scarf attached around her waist. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
Local Numbers:
Audema 0277
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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:
Body arts  Search this
Ngala (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 1985-140041
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo77fe4844d-3a35-487d-98af-e1ee163b2b9f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref884

Congo Français Congo Français - Type Bangla - Haut- Congo

Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo. Bangala type - Upper-Congo.'' Bare torso man, with cicatrices running down to his belly button and his forehead, holding two spears in his right hand. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema. Photographer's signature on image.
Local Numbers:
Audema 0280
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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:
Body arts  Search this
Ngala (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 1985-140042
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo769051fe1-21e3-4daa-8163-b7c762ee14a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref885

Enid Schildkrout and John A. Van Couvering Collection

Photographer:
Schildkrout, Enid  Search this
Van Couvering, John A.  Search this
Extent:
5320 Slides (photographs) (35 mm)
120 Slides (photographs) (120 mm)
1407 Negatives (photographic) (35 mm)
91 Negatives (photographic) (120 mm)
3 Negatives (photographic) (5 x 7 inches)
10 Negatives (photographic) (4 x 5 inches)
2 Negatives (photographic) (8 x 10 inches)
136 Photographic prints (8 x 10 inches or smaller)
4 Contact sheets
1 USB flash drive (64 GB)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Lobi (African people)  Search this
Mossi (African people)  Search this
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Wolof (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Usb flash drive
Place:
Ivory Coast
Namibia
Central African Republic
Mali
Nigeria
Senegal
Date:
1964-2010
Summary:
This collection documents the Asante, Baka, Baule, Berber, Dogomba, Dogon, Fulani, Gurunsi, Gonja, Hausa, Lobi, Mamprusi, Mossi, Senufo, Serer, Tsonga, Tuareg, Wolof, and Yoruba peoples; architecture, animals, artwork, celebrations, ceremonies, landscapes, masquerades, markets, mosques, portraits, shrines, and street scenes in Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Morocco, Republic of Benin, Central African Republic, Namibia, and Senegal.
Scope and Contents:
This collection was created during field work by Enid Schildkrout and John A. Van Couvering in several countries, including Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Morocco, Republic of Benin, Central African Republic, Namibia, and Senegal. Peoples depicted include the Asante, Baka, Baule, Berber, Dogomba, Dogon, Fulani, Gurunsi, Gonja, Hausa, Lobi, Mamprusi, Mossi, Senufo, Serer, Tsonga, Tuareg, Wolof, and Yoruba peoples. Many of the images depict architecture, animals, artwork, celebrations, ceremonies, landscapes, masquerades, markets, mosques, portraits, shrines, and street scenes.
Biographical / Historical:
Enid Schildkrout is an American anthropologist, professor, and Curator Emerita of African Ethnology, Division of Anthropology, at the American Museum of Natural History. She earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College (1963), and a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University (1965, 1967, 1970). Schildkrout performed field research in numerous countries including Ghana and Burkina Faso (1960s); Kano, Nigeria (late 1970s and early 1980s); and in Mali, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Namibia. She has worked extensively with museum collections and conducted an in-depth study of the history of the art of the Mangbetu people (Democratic Republic of Congo). Among the exhibitions that Schildkrout has curated are: African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire; Body Art: Marks of Identity; Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria; and Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art. She has lectured and taught classes at Columbia University, Yale University, McGill University, and the University of Illinois, among others. She has published articles in African Arts and authored numerous books.

John A. Van Couvering is a professor, editor and geologist. He earned his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Cambridge (1973) and specializes in the principles and practices in stratigraphic geology; age and environments of Cenozoic mammal faunas of Africa and southern Eurasia; and the Neogene time scale and chronostratigraphic boundaries. He spent five years doing fieldwork with Louis Leakey in East Africa and served as Micropaleontology Press's editor-in-chief from 1978 to its dissolution in 2004. He currently serves on international and national working groups concerned with the stratigraphic code, and participates in regional studies of such problems as the Messinian desiccation event and the beginning of the Pleistocene. He has published in the Journal of Human Evolution and the Journal of Geological Society and co-authored and edited numerous books.
Provenance:
Donated by Enid Schildkrout and John A. Van Couvering, 2018.
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:
Ghana  Search this
Republic of Benin -- Photographs  Search this
Morocco  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Citation:
Enid Schildkrout and John A. Van Couvering Collection, EEPA 2018-005, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2018-005
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo75002f916-05a9-447d-8770-756cef7bd8b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2018-005

Scarification

Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Ghana
Ghana
Date:
1987
Scope and Contents:
Man with scarification. The date on the slide is JUL 87.
Local Numbers:
GH 60-21

D 2 GHA 60.21 CDC 87
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:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-028, Item EEPA.1993-028-0999
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Christopher DeCorse photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo781a8a637-f459-4896-a9b2-a530916fb92b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-028-ref1504

Scarification

Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Sierra Leone
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents:
A Limba boy with scarification on his face; A small Limba village near Lago; certain scarification practices/designs semed to vary by location. Taken on patrol to the Limba village of Lago, April-May, 1979. The date on the slide is AUG 79.
Local Numbers:
SL-13-22

D 2 SIL 13.22 CDC 79
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:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-028, Item EEPA.1993-028-1596
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Christopher DeCorse photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo770c4b382-0ba6-4f61-b3db-536cd1494fca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-028-ref2101

Scarification

Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Sierra Leone
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents:
A girl with scarification; a small Limba village near Lago;the scarification at this village was done with a piece of broken glass; the girl had a similar design on her back (this shot is overexposed but you can make out the pattern). Taken on patrol to the Limba village of Lago, April-May, 1979. The date on the slide is AUG 79.
Local Numbers:
SL-13-23

D 2 SIL 13.23 CDC 79
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:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-028, Item EEPA.1993-028-1597
See more items in:
Christopher DeCorse photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7e7928a7e-ce1b-4796-bb39-6d345e1f106d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-028-ref2102

Scarification

Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Ghana
Date:
1986
Scope and Contents:
Child with locally made bead molds in Asamang. Asante bead making village, Asamang; outside of Kumasi, Feb. 15, 1986. The date on the slide is MAR 86.
Local Numbers:
GH-10-21

D 2 GHA 10.21 CDC 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:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
See more items in:
Christopher DeCorse photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7a5aaafbd-083c-4431-b0fc-13ed0853e9d3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-028-ref2515

Scarification

Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Sierra Leone
Date:
1980
Scope and Contents:
A picture of a Limba girl at Bafodia that has [been] circumcised but not yet "washed". Notice her dress and body scarification. Taken on a trip to visit Simon Ottenberg in Bafodia, April 26-27, 1980. The date on the slide is JUL 80.
Local Numbers:
SL-25-16

D 2 SIL 25.16 CDC 80
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:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
See more items in:
Christopher DeCorse photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo782c10425-0b9e-4618-a980-8e1bd65873ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-028-ref2532

Scarification

Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
DeCorse, Christopher R.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Ghana
Ghana
Date:
1986
Scope and Contents:
Girl wearing traditional Fanti hari piece in front of Shama Fort. (underexposed) VanDantzig trip, Jan. 1986. The date on the slide is FEB 86.
Local Numbers:
GH 7-25

D 2 GHA 7.25 CDC 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:
Body marking -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1993-028, Item EEPA.1993-028-0170
See more items in:
Christopher DeCorse photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7359a91e1-99f5-4fa3-acb4-4756a8fe0f5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1993-028-ref676

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