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Folder 6 Dahomey.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Science  Search this
Container:
Box 98 of 153
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 254, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Science, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES, 1965-1974. / Box 98
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0254-refidd1e6560

Country Files - Correspondence - re. Examples of currency - Dahomey, 1965

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Container:
Box 19 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 14 and 22 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 359, National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection, Records
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Records
Records / Box 19
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0359-refidd1e8006

The French Dahomey soldiers--Dahomey Village. [Active no. 1666 : half-stereo interpositive,]

Topic:
PARIS EXPOSITION
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Dahomey Exhibit
France
Paris (France)
Date:
1900
Local Numbers:
RSN 25759

AC0143-0025759 (AC scan number)
General:
Same as RSN 12983.
Currently stored in box 3.2.45 [66].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Boats -- France  Search this
Expositions -- France  Search this
Military -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 25753-25859
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref23521

Workmen from Dahomey, Africa, Dahomey Village. 1713 Interpositive

Topic:
PARIS EXPOSITION
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Dahomey Exhibit
France
Paris (France) -- Exhibitions -- 1900-1910
Date:
1900
Local Numbers:
RSN 25798
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.45 [66].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Architecture -- France  Search this
Children -- France  Search this
Drums -- France  Search this
Expositions -- France  Search this
Laborers -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 25753-25859
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref23560

Natives of Dahomey, Africa--Dahomey Village. 1714 Interpositive

Topic:
PARIS EXPOSITION
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Paris (France) -- Exhibitions -- 1900-1910
Dahomey Exhibit
France
Date:
1900
Local Numbers:
RSN 25799

AC0143-0025799 (AC scan number)
General:
Same as RSN 13011.
Currently stored in box 3.2.45 [66].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Architecture -- France  Search this
Children -- France  Search this
Dwellings -- France  Search this
Expositions -- France  Search this
Family -- France  Search this
Homes -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 25753-25859
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref23561

King Behenzin of Dahomey, and his two wives--French government prisoner in Martinique--Fort de France. [Active no. 6736 : stereo interpositive,]

Topic:
MT.PELEE/ST.PIERRE & VINCENT
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Behenzin, King.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Dahomey
Fort-de-France (Martinique)
Martinique
Pelée, Mount (Martinique)
Date:
1902
Scope and Contents:
King stands between two wives, one of whom holds an umbrella, on porch of building.
Local Numbers:
RSN 21448
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.16 [147]. "Old # 6137" on original envelope?
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Volcanoes -- Martinique  Search this
Disasters  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Prisoners  Search this
Royalty  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 21415-21515
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref27725

How African Female Ex-Slaves Became Agooji Warriors

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-03-16T15:30:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_1hvR4UYHjWU

This African Warrior Ceremony Was Highly Intimidating

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-03-20T15:30:01.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_9NK2Xj6S1LQ

The John Santos Sextet - "Descargarará" [Official Audio]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-07-15T15:29:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_6pzmOW1378E

Exhibition of African Negro Sculpture

Creator:
M. de Zayas (Gallery : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
M. de Zayas (Gallery : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1919 Nov. 5-15
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1132
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Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection, 1813-1953, bulk 1915-1925
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1132
Online Media:

"...[?] Dahomey Village, Exposition 1900, Paris, France. Copyright 1900 by Underwood & Underwood." on negative. Active no. 23789 : stereo photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Photographer:
Leadbeater, A. G.  Search this
Names:
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Dahomey
France
Paris -- Exhibitions -- 1900-1910
Date:
1900
Local Numbers:
RSN 16898

AC0143-0016898 (AC scan number)
General:
Currently stored in box 3.1.58 [101].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
718
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Boats -- France  Search this
Expositions -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 16847-16904
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref13332

"...[?] Children of Dahomey, Africa--Dahomey Village, Exposition 1900, Paris, France. Copyright 1900 by Underwood & Underwood." on negative. Active no. 23791 : stereo photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Photographer:
Leadbeater, A. G.  Search this
Names:
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Dahomey
France
Paris -- Exhibitions -- 1900-1910
Date:
1900
Local Numbers:
RSN 16899
General:
Currently stored in box 3.1.58 [101].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
719; 51295
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Children -- France  Search this
Exhibitions -- 1900-1910 -- France -- Paris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 16847-16904
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref13333

Inhabitants of the Dahomy. 21862 photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
American Stereoscopic Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3 1/2" x 3 3/4")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Dahomey
Local Numbers:
RSN 10686

Video number 09954

AC0143-0010686 (AC scan number)
General:
Currently stored in box 2.1.20 [116].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Children -- Dahomey  Search this
Portraits -- Dahomey  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 2: American Stereoscpopic Co. glass plates / 2.1: American Stereoscopic Negatives / RSN Numbers 10682-10754
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref7361

Five Dahomey Girls Seated

Artist:
Irving Penn, born Plainfield, NJ 1917-died New York City 2009  Search this
Medium:
chromogenic print
Dimensions:
image: 21 1/4 × 23 7/8 in. (54.0 × 60.6 cm)
Type:
Photography
Date:
1967, printed 2003
Topic:
Figure group\female\nude  Search this
Ethnic\Dahomean  Search this
Dress\ethnic\Dahomean dress  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation
Copyright:
© The Irving Penn Foundation
Object number:
2014.58.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7a44f3404-9f8a-426e-85cd-662d73bf3969
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2014.58.8

Three Dahomey Girls, One Reclining

Artist:
Irving Penn, born Plainfield, NJ 1917-died New York City 2009  Search this
Medium:
platinum-palladium print
Dimensions:
image: 19 3/4 x 19 5/8 in. (50.0 x 49.8 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1967, printed 1969
Topic:
Figure group\female  Search this
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Dress\accessory\tattoo  Search this
Ethnic\Dahomean  Search this
Dress\ethnic\Dahomean dress  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Copyright:
© The Irving Penn Foundation, courtesy Vogue
Object number:
1988.83.54
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7eab2542d-dddb-46ad-846a-0eddc48889d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1988.83.54

25fr Village Ganvie single

Title:
Scott Catalogue Dahomey 137
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 3/16 x 2 1/16 in. (3 x 5.2 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Dahomey (republic)
Date:
1960
Topic:
International Stamps & Mail  Search this
Object number:
2011.2005.654
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8d85fb9f1-74fb-41e4-ba17-2e24d7b59b00
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2011.2005.654

30c Pile House single

Title:
Scott Catalogue Dahomey 119
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 x 1 9/16 in. (2.6 x 4 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Dahomey (French colony; French West Africa)
Date:
1939
Topic:
International Stamps & Mail  Search this
Object number:
2011.2005.656
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8b6d7f3c5-256d-45df-9348-04664358a6ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2011.2005.656

Dahomey

Physical Description:
metal, silver (overall material)
Object Name:
Medal
Associated place:
France
Associated date:
1892
ID Number:
NU.185875 [dup210]
Catalog number:
185875
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-0c62-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_963237

1885 - 1886 Harriet Powers's Bible Quilt

Quilter:
Powers, Harriet  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 75 in x 89 in; 191 cm x 227 cm
Object Name:
quilt
Object Type:
Bible quilts
quilts
Date made:
1885-1886
Subject:
Quilting  Search this
African American  Search this
Bible  Search this
Holy Family  Search this
Adam and Eve  Search this
Satan  Search this
Jesus Christ  Search this
Crucifixion  Search this
Last Supper  Search this
Related Publication:
Nation of Nations, A
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H M. Heckman
ID Number:
TE.T14713
Catalog number:
T14713
Accession number:
283472
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Religion
National Treasures exhibit
Quilts
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c929-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_556462

Gold Weight

Physical Description:
metal, brass (overall material)
cast/lost wax method, decorate (overall production method/technique)
brown (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 3.34 cm x 9.68 cm; 1 5/16 in x 3 13/16 in
Object Name:
Figure
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Figure; Africa; Dahomey
Place made:
Dahomey
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.029
Catalog number:
77.38.029
Accession number:
1977.1211
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-26f8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_910803

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