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Collection ELISOFON Elin

Collector:
Elisofon, Elin  Search this
Extent:
4 Books (color.)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Place:
Puerto Rico
Congo (Democatic Republic)
Poland
Date:
1970-2004
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of four books that portray the photography and/or text of Eliot Elisofon: A Week in Agata's World: POLAND. Photographs and text by Eliot Elisofon. New York: Crowell-Collier Press, 1970; A Week in Leonora's World: PUERTO RICO. Photographs and text by Eliot Elisofon. New York: Crowell-Collier Press, 1971; ZAIRE: A Week in Joseph's World. Photographs and text by Eliot Elisofon. New York: Crowell-Collier Press, 1973; and Hollywood Life: The Glamorous Homes of Vintage Hollywood. Photographs by Eliot Elisofon. Introduction by Gavin Lambert. An Interview with Brooke Hayward and Leonard Stanley. Afterword by Elin and Jill Elisofon. Los Angeles: Greybull Press, 2004.
Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
American photographer Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) 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..
General:
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:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
Elin Elisofon Collection, EEPA 2014-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2014-002
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7252d03e6-90b1-4d72-8a4b-357f9c1b0555
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2014-002

Visser Stereograph Collection

Photographer:
Visser, Robert, 1860-1937  Search this
Extent:
3 Stereographs (printed on postcards; black and white; collotype)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Congo (Democatic Republic)
Date:
circa 1900
Summary:
This collection includes three postcards that depict stereographic images created by Robert Visser of villages, peoples, and a "fetish" figure in Congo (Democratic Republic).
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes three postcards that depict stereographic images created by Robert Visser of villages, peoples, and a "fetish" figure in Congo (Democratic Republic).
Biographical / Historical:
Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Robert Visser (1860-1937) was a German merchant, photographer, and collector of ethnographica.
Provenance:
Donated by Holly Ross in 2008.
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:
Postcards  Search this
Stereographs  Search this
Citation:
Visser Stereograph Collection, EEPA 2008-010, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2008-010
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2008-010

Basongye raffia basketry / Alan P. Merriam

Author:
Merriam, Alan P. 1923-1980  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Congo (Democatic Republic)
Date:
1968
Topic:
Songye raffia baskets  Search this
Raffia work--Kasaï-Oriental  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_596412

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