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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

Field Work in Abomey, Benin (formerly, Dahomey): Royal Palaces Built by the Fon People

Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Names:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic negative , b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Abomey (Benin)
Benin -- Zou Departement -- Abomey
Date:
1951
File Restrictions:
Fragile: Physical access restricted.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers,Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Item ACMA LDT-N-R27-909
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Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers
Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers / Series 5: Photographs, circa 1890–1974 / 5.4.1: Research: Africa / 35mm negatives / Benin
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref2165

Field Work in Abomey, Benin (formerly, Dahomey): Royal Palaces Built by the Fon People

Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Names:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic negative , b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Abomey (Benin)
Benin -- Zou Departement -- Abomey
Date:
1951
File Restrictions:
Fragile: Physical access restricted.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers,Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Item ACMA LDT-N-R27-908
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Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers
Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers / Series 5: Photographs, circa 1890–1974 / 5.4.1: Research: Africa / 35mm negatives / Benin
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref2166

Field Work in Abomey, Benin (formerly, Dahomey): Royal Palaces Built by the Fon People

Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Names:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic negative , b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Abomey (Benin)
Benin -- Zou Departement -- Abomey
Date:
1951
File Restrictions:
Fragile: Physical access restricted.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers,Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Item ACMA LDT-N-R27-910
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Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers
Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers / Series 5: Photographs, circa 1890–1974 / 5.4.1: Research: Africa / 35mm negatives / Benin
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref2537

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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3885

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 (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1930]
Scope and Contents:
Printed text on recto reads: "14. Dahomey - Type de race Fon."
Translated postcard 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." Manuscript on verso reads: "106."
Items EEPA DM-20-03 and DM-20-04 are duplicate postcards.
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-20-03
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:
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 2010-025-0004
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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-ref3965

War Flute; "Ezie"

Collector:
Dr. Walter Hough  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Walter Hough  Search this
Culture:
Dahomean  Search this
Object Type:
War Flute
Place:
Benin, Africa
Accession Date:
21 Dec 1904
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
043653
USNM Number:
E233184-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33a2fe889-da25-42a1-b85a-b68872846681
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8367253
Online Media:

Hairdresser, in street, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a young hairdresser sitting on a bench. During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 28.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "A 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser, in street by appliqued cloth makers. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 28." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 00175
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27269

Hairdresser, in street, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a young hairdresser sitting on a bench. During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 29.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "A 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser, in street by appliqued cloth makers. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 29." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 00176
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27270

Hairdresser, in street, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a young hairdresser sitting on a bench. During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 30.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "A 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser, in street by appliqued cloth makers. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 30." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 00177
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27271

Hairdresser, in street, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a young hairdresser by appliqué cloth makers. During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 31.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "A 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser, in street by appliqued cloth makers. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 31." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 00178
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27272

Hairdresser, in street, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a young hairdresser by appliqué cloth makers. During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 32.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "A 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser, in street by appliqued cloth makers. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 32." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 00179
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27273

Hairdresser, in street, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a young hairdresser sitting on a bench by appliqué cloth makers. During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 34.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "A 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser, in street by appliqued cloth makers. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 34." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 00180
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27274

Children, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 33.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "B 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser, in street by appliqued cloth makers. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 33." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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
Children  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 00731
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27825

Hairdresser, in street, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a young hairdresser sitting on a bench by appliqué cloth makers. During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 4.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser, in front of applique cloth makers. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 4." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01326
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28419

Hairdresser, in street, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a young hairdresser sitting on a bench by appliqué cloth makers. During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 6.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser, in front of applique cloth makers. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 6." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01327
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28420

Hairdresser, in street, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a young hairdresser sitting on a bench by appliqué cloth makers. During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 10.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser at work. Men sewing applique cloth panels in background. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 10." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01328
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28421

Hairdresser, in street, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a young hairdresser working by appliqué cloth makers. During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 12.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser working in front of applique cloth makers. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 12." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01330
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28423

Hairdresser, in street, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a young hairdresser working by appliqué cloth makers. During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 13.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser working in front of applique cloth makers. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 13." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01331
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28424

Hairdresser, in street, Abomey, Benin

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts a young hairdresser at work. During his trip to Dahomey (now Benin), Elisofon visited the town of Abomey, in the Fon people region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-39, 14.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "D 2 Fon. Fon. Dahomey, Abomey. Hairdresser at work. Feb.-Mar. 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-39, 14." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 01332
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Benin
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref28425

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