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Afrique Occidentale Dahomey. - Deux Elégants

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm. collotype.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1912]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of two men standing next to each other, one holding an umbrella and the other holding a cane. Printed text on recto reads: "Afrique Occidentale. - Dahomey. - Deux Elégants / Westafrica. - Dahome. - Zwei Modeherren." Translated caption reads: [Western Africa. - Dahomey. - Two Gentlemen]. Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; Correspodance; Adresse." Postage stamp and two postmarks on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-20-01
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA DM 1985-144001
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3878

Afrique Occidentale Francaise. - Dahomey Un Chef de Canton

Creator:
Impriméries Réunies de Nancy  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of two men, one seated with a pipe in his mouth and newspaper on his knee and the other man standing behind him. Printed text on recto reads: "Afrique Occidentale Francaise. - Dahomey; Un chef de Canton." Translated caption reads: [French West Africa. - Dahomey / A District Chief].
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Imprimeries Réunies, Nancy."
Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; Correspodance; Adresse."
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-15-10
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Leaders  Search this
Portraits -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144002
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3879

15 Dahomey Femmes indigènes

Creator:
Wölber  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1925]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of two women in traditional attire standing next to each other. Printed text on recto reads: "15 Dahomey. - Femmes indigènes." Translated caption reads: [Dahomey. - Local Women].
Manuscript message and address on verso in blue ink, date reads: "17 Aout 1925." Printed text on verso reads: "G.W.S. Dahomey - Togo, Collection Géo Wolber."
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-20-11
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA DM 1985-144003
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3880

Le Trois Filles de Behanzin

Creator:
Photographie Fabre  Search this
Behanzin, King of Dahomey, 1841-1906  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of three young women. Printed text on recto reads: "Le Trois Filles de Behanzin" and "Photographie Fabre." Translated caption reads: [Three Daughters of Behanzin]. Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; Ce cote exclusivement reserve a l'adresse." Manuscript on recto reads: "Martinique."
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-15-11
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:
Leaders  Search this
Portraits -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144008
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3884

14. Dahomey Type de race Fon

Creator:
Society of African Missions  Search this
Lescuyer, Maurice  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm. collotype.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1930]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of a man and woman seated next to each other. The woman on the left is holding a decorated box in her lap while the man rests his hand on the hat in his lap. Printed text on recto reads: "14. Dahomey - Type de race Fon." Translated caption reads: [Dahomey - Fon People]. Additional printed text on recto reads: "Missions Africaines, 150, cours Gambetta, Lyon."
Printed text on verso reads: "Phototypie Mce Lescuyer, 16, r. des Remparts-d'Ainay, Lyon."
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-20-04
Copy and Version Identification Note:
Items EEPA DM-20-03 and DM-20-04 are duplicate postcards.
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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144009
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3885

13. Dahomey Féticheur du serpent

Creator:
Society of African Missions  Search this
Lescuyer, Maurice  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1930]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of an old man holding a snake around his neck. Printed text on recto reads: "13. Dahomey - Féticheur du serpent." Translated caption reads: [Snake Charmer]. Additional printed text on recto reads: "Missions Africaines, 150, cours Gambetta, Lyon."
Printed text on verso reads: "Phototypie Mce Lescuyer, 16, r. des Remparts-d'Ainay, Lyon."
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-23-07
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144010
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3886

Afrique Occidentale. - Dahomey Féticheuses de la Foudre

Creator:
Impriméries Réunies de Nancy  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of two women, standing. Text on front reads: "Afrique Occidentale. - Dahomey. - Féticheuses de la Foudre / Westafrika. - Dahome. - Priesterinnen des Donners." Translation: West Africa, Dahomey. - Enchanters of divine calamity/thunder. Additional printed text on recto reads: "Imprimeries Réunis, Nancy."
Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; Correspondance; Adresse." Manuscript message and address on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-23-05
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144011
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3887

22. Afrique Occidentale (Dahomey) Cotonou, Famille de Dahoméens

Creator:
Dantan  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm. collotype.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Benin -- Littoral -- Cotonou
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of four people; two men standing on either side of a young woman holding a basket on her head and a young boy. Printed text on recto reads: "Afrique Occidentale (Dahomey) - Cotonou / Famille de Dahoméens." Translated caption reads: [West Africa (Dahomey), Cotonou / Dahomeian Family].
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Collection générale Dantan - Reproduction interdite." Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale."
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-20-02
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA DM 1985-144012
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3888

34. Ouidah Groupe de féticheuses

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of a group of men and women seated. Printed text on recto reads: "Dahomey / 34. Ouidah.- Groupe de féticheuses - Fetischpriesterinnen - Fetish-women." Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; Correspondance; Adresse." Postage stamp and postmarks on recto; postmarks on verso. Manuscript message and address on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-23-06
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144014
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3889

Afrique Occidentale Française. - Dahomey Féticheuses du Caméléon

Creator:
Impriméries Réunies de Nancy  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1917]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of a four women, standing. Printed text on recto reads: "Afrique Occidentale Française. - Dahomey; Féticheuses du Caméléon." Translation: Fetish-women of Cameleon. Additional printed text on recto reads: "Imprimeries Réunies, Nancy."
Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; Correspondance; Adresse." Additional handwritten text on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-20-08
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA DM 1985-144015
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3890

Porto Novo (Dahomey) S.M. le roi Tofa avec ses Ministres

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Benin -- Oueme -- Porto-Novo
Date:
[ca. 1903]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of king Tofa surrounded by several men. Text on front reads: "Porto Novo (Dahomey); S.M. le roi Tofa avec ses Ministres." Translated caption reads: [His Majesty the king Tofa with his ministers]. Manuscript on recto, date reads: "17/8/03."
Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; Ce cote est exclusivement reserve a l'adresse." Manuscript on verso. Postage stamp and postmarks on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-15-06
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Leaders  Search this
Portraits -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144016
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3891

Abomey S.M. Ago-Li-Agbo

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Benin -- Zou -- Abomey
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of Dahomey king, Ago-Li-Agbo seated with men surrounding him. Printed text on recto reads: "Dahomey Abomey. - S.M. Ago-Li-Agbo." Translated caption reads: [Abomey. - His Majesty Agoli-Agbo]. Additional printed text on recto reads: "Colonie Françaises." Publisher's logo on recto. Handwritten message, with date, on recto. Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; Ce cote est exclusivement reserve a l'adresse." Handwritten address on verso. Postage stamp and postmarks on verso, postmark date reads: "4 Janv 05."
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-15-07
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Leaders  Search this
Portraits -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144017
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3892

Les chefs d'Abomey Dahomey

Creator:
Lévy & Neurdein Réunis  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1925]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of a group of men, some seated and some standing. One man in the back is holding a flag and a sign that reads "Abomey." Printed text on recto reads: "Les chefs d'Abomey. (Dahomey)." Translated caption reads: [The leaders of Abomey. (Dahomey).]
Printed text on verso reads: "Lévy et Neurdein Réunis, 44, Rue Letellier, Paris."
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-15-08
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Leaders  Search this
Portraits -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144018
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3893

6 - Dahomey Le Roi Toffa dans son Palais de Porto-Novo

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., hand colored, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Benin -- Oueme -- Porto-Novo -- Royal Palace
Date:
[ca. 1908]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of king Toffa, seated, wearing a tall hat. Printed text on recto reads: "6 - Dahomey - Le Roi Toffa dans son Palais de Porto Novo." Translated caption reads: [Dahomey - King Toffa in his palace at Porto-Novo.] Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; La Correspondance au recto n'est pas acceptee par tous les pays etrangers; (Se renseigner a la Poste); Correspondance; Adresse." Two postmarks on verso, date reads: "15 MAI 08." Handwritten message and address on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-15-09
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Leaders  Search this
Portraits -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144019
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3894

Allada S.M. Gi-Gla, roi d'Allada et ses Conseillers

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Benin -- Atlantique -- Allada
Date:
[ca. 1903]
Scope and Contents:
Seated portrait of the the king of Alada, flanked by assistants, an umbrella held over his head. Printed text on recto reads: "Allada. - S.M. Gi-Gla, roi d'Allada et ses Conseillers." Translated caption reads: [Allada. - His Majesty Gi-Gla, King of Allada, and His Council.] Additional printed text on recto reads: "Colonies Françaises; Dahomey." Publisher's logo on recto.
Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; Le cote est exclusivement reserve a l'adresse." Handwritten address on verso. Three postage stamps and four postmarks on verso. Postmark date reads: "17 Sept 03."
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-15-02
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Leaders  Search this
Portraits -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144020
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3895

Een Afrikaansche grootheid De koning van Alada (Dahomey.)

Creator:
African Missions (Belgium)  Search this
Mission House (Belgium)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Seated portrait of the the king of Alada, flanked by assistants, an umbrella held over his head. Printe text on recto reads: "Een Afrikaansche grootheid - De koning van Alada (Dahomey.)." Translated caption reads: [An African Dignitary - The King of Alada (Dahomey.)]
Printed text on verso reads: "Uitgave van het Missiehuis voor Afrikaansche Missiën; CHANLY-bij. Wellin (België)." = Translation: Publication of the Mission House for African Missions, Chanly, Wellin, Belgium. Also on verso: "Briefkaart" = translation: Postcard.
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-15-03
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Leaders  Search this
Portraits -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144021
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3896

10. Abomey Les deux chefs du fétiche du Tonnerre

Creator:
Toubon, Suzanne  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of two men dressed in ceremonial costume, both adorned with beads around their neck and holding staffs. One staff has a small head-mask at the end of it. Printed text on verso reads: "10 - Abomey; Les deux chefs du fétiche du Tonnerre." Translation: The two leaders of divine calamity/thunder fetishism. Additional printed text on verso reads: "Edition Suzanne Toubon - Marseille / Tous droits de reproduction réservés."
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-23-08
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with additional accession number: A1992-02-017.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 DM 1985-144022
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3897

4 - Blida Béhanzin, Ex-Roi du Dahomey et ses Femmes

Creator:
Bensimon  Search this
Behanzin, King of Dahomey, 1841-1906  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Algeria
Date:
[ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of Behanzin, deposed king of Dahomey (now Benin),standing with an umbrella held over his head. Four women stand behind him. Behanzin spent the last 12 years of his life in exile in Martinique and Algeria, he died in 1906 in Blida, Algeria. Printed text on recto reads: "4 - Blida - Béhanzin, Ex-Roi du Dahomey et ses Femmes." Translated caption reads: [Blida - Béhanzin, Former king of Dahomey and his wives]. Manuscript and postmarked postage stamp on recto.
Additional printed text on recto reads: "«Ami, Tous Amis» / Bensimon, editeur."
Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; La Correspondance au recto n'est pas acceptee par tous les pays etrangers; (Se renseigner a la Poste); Correspondance; Adresse." Handwritten address on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-15-05
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Leaders  Search this
Portraits -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144023
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3898

No. 14. Une des cases de l'ancien tata des rois dahoméens Zagnanado

Creator:
Wölber  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype, b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1912]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of a building decorated with bas-relief. Printed text on recto reads: "No. 14. Une des cases de l'ancien tata des rois dahoméens. Zagnanado." Translated caption reads: [One of the dwelling places of the ancient "auntie" of the Dahomeyan kings.]
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Collection Geo. Wölber."
Printed text on verso reads: "Carte Postale; Correspondence; Ce cote est exchange..." Handwritten text on verso. Postage stamp and two postmarks on verso. Postmark date reads: "5 Oct 12."
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-07-08
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Bas-relief  Search this
Vernacular architecture -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA DM 1985-144024
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3899

Dahomey Cové. - Entrée d'une maison

Creator:
Society of African Missions  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype, b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1930]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of a building decorated with bas-relief. Several people are visible around the building. Printed text on recto reads: "Dahomey / Cové. - Entrée d'une maison." Translated caption reads: [Entrance of a House.]
Printed text on verso reads: "Société des Missions Africaines / de Lyon." Additional text on verso concerning the Society of African Missions of Lyon.
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-07-09
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Bas-relief  Search this
Vernacular architecture -- Africa  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 DM 1985-144025
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3900

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