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Headrest

Maker:
Shona artist  Search this
Tsonga artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, plant fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12.7 x 15.2 x 7 cm (5 x 6 x 2 3/4 in.)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Geography:
Zimbabwe
Gaza Province, Mozambique
Limpopo Province, South Africa
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Household  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
89-14-26
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, Pavilion Gallery
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7da8f9345-b7be-4067-bbef-5154fad7b378
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_89-14-26

M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Collection

Photographer:
Patterson, Mary Marvin Breckinridge  Search this
Names:
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
Extent:
113 Photographic prints ((0.4 cubic feet), black and white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
3 Photographs ((1 folder), color)
7 Manuscripts (document genre) ((4 folders), publications)
47 Contact sheets ((0.2 cubic feet), black and white)
Culture:
Shona (African people)  Search this
San (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Xhosa (African people)  Search this
Ila (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Manuscripts (document genre)
Contact sheets
Publications
Place:
Zanzibar
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Africa
Kenya
Luxor (Egypt)
Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Date:
1932, circa 1960s-1970s
bulk 1932
Summary:
The collection measures 0.65 cubic feet, dates from 1932 - circa 1970s, and is primarily comprised of photographs taken by M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson during her trip with Olivia Stokes Hatch from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt in 1932. The photographs document the peoples of Africa in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Uganda, Congo (Democratic Republic) and Zanzibar, including the Baila, San, Shona, Xhosa and Zulu peoples. There are also some publications and contact sheets in the collection.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 113 black and white photographic prints taken by M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson during her trip with Olivia Stokes Hatch from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt in 1932; 3 color photographic prints taken in 1971 of mbira, pipes, and a sculpture; publications; and contact sheets. Many of the photographs from the 1932 trip were published in Olivia's African Diary: Cape Town to Cairo," (Washington, D.C.: Eastern Press, 1980).

The photographs document the peoples of Africa in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Uganda, Congo (Democratic Republic) and Zanzibar, including the Baila, San, Shona, Xhosa and Zulu peoples. Subjects include a bride and groom at Lovedale, South Africa; dancers at the Crown Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa; flower vendors in Cape Town, South Africa; two leading elders at Amanzimtoti, South Africa; a craftsman making spears; a tanner in the Sudan; miners with their wives in Katanga (now Shaba), Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo); schoolboys in the Sudan; a Shona man; women lining-up to receive rations in the Belgian Congo; workers pouring gold at the Crown Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa; and a Zulu woman at a market in Durban, Natal, South Africa.

Depicted architecture includes the Queen Hatshepsut's room at Karnak, Luxor, Egypt; and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. Images of the natural world include a mountain at Cape Town, South Africa; a park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Finally, there are numerous images of animals, including egrets, ostriches and wildebeests.

Photographs from the collection were published in the Boston Herald (July 31, 1933) and the Crown Colonist (August 1933).
Arrangement note:
Arranged in three series. Series 1 is arranged by country. Series 2 is arranged in chronological order.

Series 1: Photographs, 1932, 1971 (Boxes 1-3, 116 items, 0.4 cubic feet)

Series 2: Publications, circa 1960s-1970s (Box 3, 4 folders)

Series 3: Contact Sheets, 1932 (Box 3, 0.2 cubic feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Photographer, broadcaster, and filmmaker Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson (1905-2002), grandchild of Vice President John Cabell Breckinridge, was a photographer, broadcaster and filmmaker. Following graduation from Vassar College in 1928, Breckinridge worked for the Frontier Nursing Service (a group comprised mainly of women that provided medical services to remote areas in Appalachia), earned a pilot's license (the first woman in Maine to do so), and assisted in the office of the Democratic National Committee. In 1932 she traveled to Africa where she documented the peoples and places throughout the continent.

She enrolled in the Clarence White School of Photography in New York in 1933, taking trainings on photographic developing and printing. She then worked in the office of Democratic congresswoman, and distant relative, Isabella Selmes Greenway, but soon returned to the Clarence White School of Photography for a longer course of study. Following graduation, she began selling photographs and sometimes articles in several magazines, including LIFE, Harper's Bazar, and Town and Country. Her film credits include "She Goes to Vassar" (1931), a film that provides an overview of college life at Vassar, and "The Forgotten Frontier", a documentary about the activities of the Frontier Nursing Service, a group comprised mainly of women that provided medical services to remote areas in Appalachia.

Travelling to Europe in 1939 on photojournalism assignments, Breckinridge was in Switzerland when the Nazis invaded Poland, starting World War II. She traveled to London to photograph the evacuation of English children, one of only four American photographers in England for the first months of the war. Edward Murrow hired her as the first female news broadcaster for the CBS World News Roundup to report from Europe. As the only female member of "The Murrow Boys", an elite group of only eleven broadcasters handpicked by Murrow, she broadcasted 50 reports from seven countries.

While working in Berlin, she married Foreign Service Officer Jefferson Patterson. She resigned from CBS, hoping to resume her career in photojournalism, but State Department policies restricted her ability to publish. The couple was posted in Peru, Belgium, Egypt, the Balkans and Uruguay.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Publications
Citation:
M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson collection, EEPA 1985-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-009
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M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo77e8c1bcf-9ecd-404f-bdb1-edff6e7a5d30
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-009
Online Media:

Thomas Seligman collection

Photographer:
Seligman, Thomas K.  Search this
Extent:
1742 Slides (photographs) (color)
Culture:
Dogon  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Color slides
Place:
Ghana
Morocco
Kenya
Great Zimbabwe
Togo
Côte d'Ivoire
Swaziland
Gambia
Zambia
Botswana
Mali
Zimbabwe
Africa
Guinea-Bissau
Nigeria
Date:
1970-2004
Scope and Contents:
Photographs taken by Seligman between 1970 and 2004 primarily of West Africa, including Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Dogon, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland, Kenya, and Morocco. Additionally, there are some images of masquerades in Cote d'Ivoire and Togo, and scenes in Ghana and Great Zimbabwe. Images depict cultural landscapes, masquerades, masks, vernacular architecture, and the Dogon people.
Arrangement:
Images indexed by slide number.
Other Archival Materials:
ArtStor has made digital images of some of the slides from Mali (approximately 539 digital slides).
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:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Masks  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Citation:
Thomas Seligman Collection, EEPA 2016-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-002
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7313d2e7a-92b3-4592-b1be-8be3802ecb61
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2016-002

Zimbabwe Album

Photographer:
Rausch, William, 1862-1900  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic album (Photographic album, silver gelatin or collodion prints, H x W x D: 49.53 x 35.56 x 10.16 cm (19 1/2 x 14 x 4 in.) )
300 Gelatin silver prints (Inside album, Contemporary half morocco, oblong folio, silver gelatin or collodion prints , 155 x 205 mm (6.1 x 8.07 in. ); 290 x 370 mm (11.4 x 14.5 in.); or smaller)
Culture:
Ndebele (Matabele)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic albums
Gelatin silver prints
Photographs
Place:
Bulawayo
Date:
c. 1986-1900
Content Description:
Oversize photographic album of approximately 300 photographic views and scenes of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), silver gelatin or collodion prints, mostly mounted 4 images per page recto and verso on card sheets, mostly all signed and captioned in the negative. Photographs by William Rausch of Bulawayo, including images of daily life, landscapes, ancient ruins, dams and rail construction, mining and trading in Rhodesia and preparations of troops involved in the Second Matabele War (c. 1896). The album contains rare images of the ruins of Great Zimbabwe before it was excavated.
Biographical / Historical:
William Rausch was born in Cape Colony, South Africa in 1862. His earliest photos date from 1895, after he moved to Bulawayo and established himself as a photographer. He is one of four photographers listed in Matabeleland during this time: C. Hines, C. H. Newberry, J. Parkin, and W. Rausch. Rausch died of pneumonia at Memorial Hospital on 24 September, 1900. H. A. de Beers was appointed as executor and his estate was finalised 24 January 1901.

Rausch took these photographs between 1896 – 1900 during the 'Scramble for Africa' when European nations were vying for control of the continent and its resources. In Southern Africa, Cecil John Rhodes, a British businessman, mining magnate (De Beers diamond company) and Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (1890 – 1896) was establishing British control in Rhodesia (the region now known as Zimbabwe), which was named after him. The photos by Rausch captured the British troops fighting in the Second Matabele War, which pitted the British against the local Matabele tribe. In March 1896, the Matabele revolted against the authority of the British South Africa Company, owned by Cecil Rhodes. The Mlimo, spiritual leader of the Ndebele, convinced his people that the 4,000 settlers were responsible for the drought, locust plagues and the cattle disease ravaging the country at the time. Bulawayo came under siege but British troops were sent to defend the major settlements, with war raging on until October 1897. The photographs show British military operations, preparations of troops, high powered artillery, armored engines and trains.
Provenance:
Museum purchase
Restrictions:
Collection is closed until processed. Contact Archives staff for more information.
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:
Rhodesia  Search this
Imperialism -- England  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- Collodion -- 19th century
Identifier:
EEPA.2019-008
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo75a6be6b3-9711-49f0-9635-0d33269e964e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2019-008

Christraud M. Geary photographs of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Geary, Christraud M.  Search this
Extent:
511 Slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm)
511 Copy slides (color corrected, 35 mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Copy slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Zambia
South Africa
Date:
1995
Summary:
Photographs taken by Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in 1995.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 511 original slides and 511 copy slides created by Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in 1995. Locations depicted include Johannesburg, South Africa; various locals in Zimbabwe, including Harare, Mashonaland, Bulawayo, Matano Hills, Naletale, Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River, and Great Zimbabwe; and Livingstone, Zambia. Subjects include exhibitions and object displays at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the Livingstone Museum, and the Natural History Museum in Bulawayo; sculptures in Chapungu Sculpture Park; views of the Chinamore District, Domboshawa Caves, Ngomakuria Mountain, Khami Ruins, Matabo Hills, Naletale Ruins, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, and ruins of Great Zimbabwe; and participants, including Doran Ross, in the Archives and Museum Project Workshop at a conference in Harare.
Arrangement:
Arranged in chronological order.
Biographical/Historical note:
Christraud M. Geary (1946-) was formally a curator of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the National Museum of African Art. She received a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies from the University of Frankfurt, Germany, in 1973. Geary specializes in the history of photography in Africa and in the study of African art.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Original slides are housed in the cold vault. Copy slides are available to view onsite. Contact Archives staff for more details.

Digital images are available online.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Citation:
Christraud M. Geary photographs of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, EEPA 1995-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-002
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Christraud M. Geary photographs of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7f49fd58b-8fb3-4ab6-a213-76046f3be8e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1995-002
Online Media:

Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Collection Photographer:
Geary, Christraud M.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Original slides are housed in the cold vault. Copy slides are available to view onsite. Contact Archives staff for more details.

Digital images are available online.
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.
Collection Citation:
Christraud M. Geary photographs of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, EEPA 1995-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-002, Subseries 1.12
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Christraud M. Geary photographs of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Christraud M. Geary photographs of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe / Series 1: Research Trip
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo77d3e72eb-8c08-43b8-beea-5ea50474c98f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-002-ref1030

Research Trip

Photographer:
Geary, Christraud M.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Geary, Christraud M.  Search this
Extent:
511 Slides (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Zambia
Date:
1995
Scope and Contents:
This series includes 511 original slides created by Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in 1995. Locations depicted include Johannesburg, South Africa; various locals in Zimbabwe, including Harare, Mashonaland, Bulawayo, Matano Hills, Naletale, Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River, and Great Zimbabwe; and Livingstone, Zambia. Subjects include exhibitions and object displays at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the Livingstone Museum, and the Natural History Museum in Bulawayo; sculptures in Chapungu Sculpture Park; views of the Chinamore District, Domboshawa Caves, Ngomakuria Mountain, Khami Ruins, Matabo Hills, Naletale Ruins, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, and ruins of Great Zimbabwe; and participants, including Doran Ross, in the Archives and Museum Project Workshop at a conference in Harare.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Original slides are housed in the cold vault. Copy slides are available to view onsite. Contact Archives staff for more details.

Digital images are available online.
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.
Collection Citation:
Christraud M. Geary photographs of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, EEPA 1995-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1995-002, Series 1
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Christraud M. Geary photographs of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo76f837610-8194-4173-ae63-f13b39a165b2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1995-002-ref508

Photographs

Photographer:
Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Patterson, Mary Marvin Breckinridge  Search this
Extent:
113 Photographic prints (silver gelatin and copy, black and white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
3 Photographs (color)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1932, 1971
Scope and Contents:
Series 1 includes 113 black and white photographic prints taken by M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson during her trip with Olivia Stokes Hatch from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt in 1932; and 3 color photographic prints taken in 1971 of mbira, pipes, and a sculpture.

The photographs document the peoples of Africa in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Uganda, Congo (Democratic Republic) and Zanzibar, including the Baila, San, Shona, Xhosa and Zulu peoples. Subjects include a bride and groom at Lovedale, South Africa; dancers at the Crown Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa; flower vendors in Cape Town, South Africa; two leading elders at Amanzimtoti, South Africa; a craftsman making spears; a tanner in the Sudan; miners with their wives in Katanga (now Shaba), Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo); schoolboys in the Sudan; a Shona man; women lining-up to receive rations in the Belgian Congo; workers pouring gold at the Crown Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa; and a Zulu woman at a market in Durban, Natal, South Africa.

Depicted architecture includes the Queen Hatshepsut's room at Karnak, Luxor, Egypt; and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. Images of the natural world include a mountain at Cape Town, South Africa; a park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Additionally, there are numerous images of animals, including egrets, ostriches and wildebeests.
General:
Photographs from this series were published in the Boston Herald on July 31, 1933, and in the Crown Colonist in August, 1933.
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.
Collection Citation:
M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson collection, EEPA 1985-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
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M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo72b8b7afc-003e-4a3f-b737-23a5005c73ff
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-009-ref706

Sharpstone Film Footage of Africa

Collection Creator:
Sharpstone, David Collier  Search this
Smith, Lance Bales  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (silent black-and-white and color reversal; 770 feet, 16mm)
Container:
Item 2000.6.1-4
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
circa 1946-1951
Scope and Contents:
This film footage was shot in Victoria Falls, Matobo National Park, Esigodini (formerly Essexvale), and Bulawayo (Zimbabwe).

The first film roll contains images of the Blue Mountains; a sea plane, boat docks and military brass and white folks debarking; Victoria Falls with a rainbow from the mist; wildlife (giraffe, antelope, and zebra) filmed from a close proximity; filming from a plane (as a geologist, Sharpstone was interested in the topography of the land and liked to film it from the air): flatlands, river, and mountains; an expanse of lawn by a river (possibly the grounds of the Victoria Falls Hotel); white houses; Africans dancing with a couple of men playing drums; and elephants. This film is shot somewhere along what was called the Khami road to Motopos where Cecil John Rhodes is buried. The people dancing are probably from a nearby kraal. Sometimes tribespeople would wait along the way and perform for money.

The second film roll includes, in Bulawayo (a town at the base of cliffs), a western style park with flora, a white colonial building, a landscape, a mountain range, a road, desert flora, white uniformed men along a "parade" route in a town, and a sign: "George Cumming & Co The Statue Corner Outfitters"; along the road to Matobo National park, a sign: "To the Grave and World's View"; at Matobo National Park, African women selling red beads to Ramah Sharpstone, David and Ramah with friends on a rock outcropping with rounded boulders, and signs indicating the graves of Cecil John Rhodes and Leander Starr Jameson: "Here Lie the Remains of Cecil John Rhodes" and "Here Lies Leander Starr Jameson"; on the road to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, a sign: "Great Zimbabwe Ruins" and Ramah posing in the 1946 Packard she was driving; at the ruins, a guard preventing visitors from removing stones and Ramah and David exploring the ruins with their friends and sitting on an elevated area nearby; on the road back to Bulawayo, Ramah and her friends posing in front of a flame tree, a group of tourists horseback riding, a farmer plowing his fields with oxen, and sunset; in Esigodini (formerly Essexvale), a large baobab tree, Ramah in front of an Essexvale sign, a small colonial town, a garden with a green house, Ramah walking around the garden, and driving through town; on the road, Ramah walking along a stone wall, red soil and more hills, and a herd of black and white goats; the Zambezi River; and by the N'Cema waterworks, a sign: "Municipality of Bulawayo N'Cema waterworks area no admission…", Ramah sitting on the wall of a lookout over the Zambezi River, the garden around the waterworks buildings, Ramah posing in the garden, and local tribespeople in western dress passing them on the road.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
The David Collier Sharpstone films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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David Collier Sharpstone films
David Collier Sharpstone films / Sharpstone Film Footage of Africa
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9d1f965e7-4566-417b-a753-80ffbf7dcb4a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2000-06-ref7

The Conical Tower in the Elliptical Building at Great Zimbabwe, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the layout of the Great Enclosure, everything was reduced to the scale of the individual. Even the most important and dramatic spaces, such as those beside the Conical Tower, were surprisingly restricted, allowing for small groups of people at most. Today a large part of the romantic attraction of Great Zimbabwe is its solitude and sense of mystery." [Garlake P., 2002: Early Art and Architecture of Africa; Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 5 ZMB 1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 75
Frame value is 15.
Slide No. T 5 ZMB 1 EE 59
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:
Monuments  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 17009
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7520219ea-2163-43ba-9fe0-8d0c7078b669
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref8368

The Conical Tower in the Elliptical Building at Great Zimbabwe, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the layout of the Great Enclosure, everything was reduced to the scale of the individual. Even the most important and dramatic spaces, such as those beside the Conical Tower, were surprisingly restricted, allowing for small groups of people at most. Today a large part of the romantic attraction of Great Zimbabwe is its solitude and sense of mystery." [Garlake P., 2002: Early Art and Architecture of Africa; Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 5 ZMB 1.1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 75
Frame value is 24.
Slide No. T 5 ZMB 1.1 EE 59
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:
Monuments  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 17010
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo782d5640e-1d58-4f6a-b24b-f04d77e75588
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref8369

The Conical Tower in the Elliptical Building at Great Zimbabwe, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the layout of the Great Enclosure, everything was reduced to the scale of the individual. Even the most important and dramatic spaces, such as those beside the Conical Tower, were surprisingly restricted, allowing for small groups of people at most. Today a large part of the romantic attraction of Great Zimbabwe is its solitude and sense of mystery." [Garlake P., 2002: Early Art and Architecture of Africa; Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 5 ZMB 1.1.1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 75
Frame value is 23.
Slide No. T 5 ZMB 1.1.1 EE 59
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:
Monuments  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 17011
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73c7e5957-a6d5-4a9e-a147-8f09ed0bbc51
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref8370

The Conical Tower in the Elliptical Building at Great Zimbabwe, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the layout of the Great Enclosure, everything was reduced to the scale of the individual. Even the most important and dramatic spaces, such as those beside the Conical Tower, were surprisingly restricted, allowing for small groups of people at most. Today a large part of the romantic attraction of Great Zimbabwe is its solitude and sense of mystery." [Garlake P., 2002: Early Art and Architecture of Africa; Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 5 ZMB 1.2 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 75
Frame value is 22.
Slide No. T 5 ZMB 1.2 EE 59
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:
Monuments  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 17012
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7bb7f5d21-e9ff-428a-a8f2-c754b987115e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref8371

The Conical Tower in the Elliptical Building at Great Zimbabwe, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the layout of the Great Enclosure, everything was reduced to the scale of the individual. Even the most important and dramatic spaces, such as those beside the Conical Tower, were surprisingly restricted, allowing for small groups of people at most. Today a large part of the romantic attraction of Great Zimbabwe is its solitude and sense of mystery." [Garlake P., 2002: Early Art and Architecture of Africa; Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 5 ZMB 1.2.1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 75
Frame value is 20.
Slide No. T 5 ZMB 1.2.1 EE 59
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:
Monuments  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 17013
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7a0a8eb9c-87f7-4ae9-9100-dc225848cf65
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref8372

The Conical Tower in the Elliptical Building at Great Zimbabwe, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the layout of the Great Enclosure, everything was reduced to the scale of the individual. Even the most important and dramatic spaces, such as those beside the Conical Tower, were surprisingly restricted, allowing for small groups of people at most. Today a large part of the romantic attraction of Great Zimbabwe is its solitude and sense of mystery." [Garlake P., 2002: Early Art and Architecture of Africa; Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 5 ZMB 1.2.2 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 75
Frame value is 19.
Slide No. T 5 ZMB 1.2.2 EE 59
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:
Monuments  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 17014
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo78737e7bb-2027-49d0-9be2-3bb8fbf5a5f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref8373

The Conical Tower in the Elliptical Building at Great Zimbabwe, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the layout of the Great Enclosure, everything was reduced to the scale of the individual. Even the most important and dramatic spaces, such as those beside the Conical Tower, were surprisingly restricted, allowing for small groups of people at most. Today a large part of the romantic attraction of Great Zimbabwe is its solitude and sense of mystery." [Garlake P., 2002: Early Art and Architecture of Africa; Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 5 ZMB 2 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 75
Frame value is 17.
Slide No. T 5 ZMB 2 EE 59
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:
Monuments  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 17015
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7439e6a7b-ffd2-4ebd-bf20-99b40b41e1ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref8374

The Conical Tower in the Elliptical Building at Great Zimbabwe, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the layout of the Great Enclosure, everything was reduced to the scale of the individual. Even the most important and dramatic spaces, such as those beside the Conical Tower, were surprisingly restricted, allowing for small groups of people at most. Today a large part of the romantic attraction of Great Zimbabwe is its solitude and sense of mystery." [Garlake P., 2002: Early Art and Architecture of Africa; Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 5 ZMB 2.0.1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 74
Frame value is 7.
Slide No. T 5 ZMB 2.0.1 EE 59
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:
Monuments  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 17016
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo72fe4f014-38e3-4c17-af20-008670cd524a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref8375

The Conical Tower in the Elliptical Building at Great Zimbabwe, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the layout of the Great Enclosure, everything was reduced to the scale of the individual. Even the most important and dramatic spaces, such as those beside the Conical Tower, were surprisingly restricted, allowing for small groups of people at most. Today a large part of the romantic attraction of Great Zimbabwe is its solitude and sense of mystery." [Garlake P., 2002: Early Art and Architecture of Africa; Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 5 ZMB 2.0.2 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 74
Frame value is 8.
Slide No. T 5 ZMB 2.0.2 EE 59
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:
Monuments  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 17017
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo79e9202dd-6e24-4c7f-87a9-94130abbcb3b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref8376

The Conical Tower in the Elliptical Building at Great Zimbabwe, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the layout of the Great Enclosure, everything was reduced to the scale of the individual. Even the most important and dramatic spaces, such as those beside the Conical Tower, were surprisingly restricted, allowing for small groups of people at most. Today a large part of the romantic attraction of Great Zimbabwe is its solitude and sense of mystery." [Garlake P., 2002: Early Art and Architecture of Africa; Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
T 5 ZMB 2.1 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
57938 74
Frame value is 10.
Slide No. T 5 ZMB 2.1 EE 59
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:
Monuments  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 17018
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo74286326c-e973-4686-9a6b-3627c55f39e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref8378

The Conical Tower in the Elliptical Building at Great Zimbabwe, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the layout of the Great Enclosure, everything was reduced to the scale of the individual. Even the most important and dramatic spaces, such as those beside the Conical Tower, were surprisingly restricted, allowing for small groups of people at most. Today a large part of the romantic attraction of Great Zimbabwe is its solitude and sense of mystery." [Garlake P., 2002: Early Art and Architecture of Africa; Great Zimbabwe and the Southern African Interior. Oxford University Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
General:
Citation source: Archives staff.
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Time no. 57938 74
Frame value is 5.
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:
Monuments  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 17019
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo798d797f4-1da4-4f04-9b70-88175158563e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref8379

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