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Aylette Jenness Collection

Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Extent:
2293 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35 mm)
46 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120. mm)
72 Contact sheets (black and white)
Culture:
Kamberi (African people)  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Contact sheets
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1967-1969
Summary:
The collection includes photographs taken by Aylette Jenness in northern Nigeria between 1967 and 1969. They document daily life in a remote part of Yauri Emerite, focusing on the townspeople of Yelwa and those in its environs.
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes photographs taken by Aylette Jenness in northern Nigeria between 1967 and 1969. They document daily life in a remote part of Yauri Emerite, focusing on the townspeople of Yelwa and those in its environs. Peoples depicted include the Fulani, Kamberi, and Hausa peoples. Subjects include markets, the flooded Kainji Reservoir, ceremonies, fishing, and vernacular architecture.
Arrangement:
Arranged in six series by geographic location.

Series 1: Agwana

Series 2: Borgu

Series 3: Kainji Reservoir Region

Series 4: Unidentified

Series 5: Yauri

Series 6: Yelwa
Biographical / Historical:
Author and museum exhibition planner Aylette Jenness has written numerous books, including "Who Am I? (Multicultural Celebrations)" (coauthored by Donn Moulton) (1993); "Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love" (1990); "In Two Worlds: a Yu'pik Eskimo Family" (coauthored with Alice Rivers) (1989); and "Along the Niger River: An African Way of Life" (1974), among many others. Traveling with her husband, an anthropologist, Jenness lived in such varying locales as Scammon Bay, Alaska (1962-1963) and Nigeria (1967-1969). She worked for twenty-four years at the Boston Children's Museum developing exhibitions, programs, festivals, and workshops.
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-019
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7dd35b5ee-650b-4fe4-8c8d-1630e4cbc976
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2015-019
Online Media:

George Rohrmann Collection

Photographer:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Extent:
129 Color slides (35mm)
626 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Xhosa (African people)  Search this
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Swazi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Lesotho
Kano (Nigeria)
South Africa
Nigeria
Tanzania
Date:
1970-1975
Summary:
The collection depicts the everyday life and architecture of Basotho, Hausa, Makonde, Matabele, Pedi, Swazi, and Xhosa peoples in Nigeria, Southern Africa, and Tanzania.
Content Description:
The collection depicts Basotho, Hausa, Makonde, Matabele, Pedi, Swazi, and Xhosa peoples in Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, and Tanzania. Images show agricultural work, architecture, carving, cooking, landscapes, mountains, and portraits, among other subjects. Highlights of the collection include Makonde carvers at work in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Hausa peoples tie dying at indigo dye pits in Kano, Nigeria, and house decorations in South Africa and Lesotho including Bataung houses decorated with stone mosaics.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into series according to geographic location:

Series 1: Nigeria, 1974

Series 2: South Africa, 1970-1975

Series 3: Tanzania, 1974
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. George F. Rohrmann is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University. His field of specialization is Virology.
Provenance:
Donated by George Rohrmann in December 2017 and March 2018.
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:
Pedi (African people)  Search this
Dyeing -- tie dyeing  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Buildings  Search this
Makonde (African people)  Search this
Citation:
George Rohrmann Collection, EEPA 2018-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2018-003
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George Rohrmann Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo734d087c6-e022-4b93-b9fa-d42a90e6ad74
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2018-003
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Enid Schildkrout and John A. Van Couvering Collection

Photographer:
Schildkrout, Enid  Search this
Van Couvering, John A.  Search this
Extent:
5320 Slides (photographs) (35 mm)
120 Slides (photographs) (120 mm)
1407 Negatives (photographic) (35 mm)
91 Negatives (photographic) (120 mm)
3 Negatives (photographic) (5 x 7 inches)
10 Negatives (photographic) (4 x 5 inches)
2 Negatives (photographic) (8 x 10 inches)
136 Photographic prints (8 x 10 inches or smaller)
4 Contact sheets
1 USB flash drive (64 GB)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Lobi (African people)  Search this
Mossi (African people)  Search this
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Wolof (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Usb flash drive
Place:
Ivory Coast
Namibia
Central African Republic
Mali
Nigeria
Senegal
Date:
1964-2010
Summary:
This collection documents the Asante, Baka, Baule, Berber, Dogomba, Dogon, Fulani, Gurunsi, Gonja, Hausa, Lobi, Mamprusi, Mossi, Senufo, Serer, Tsonga, Tuareg, Wolof, and Yoruba peoples; architecture, animals, artwork, celebrations, ceremonies, landscapes, masquerades, markets, mosques, portraits, shrines, and street scenes in Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Morocco, Republic of Benin, Central African Republic, Namibia, and Senegal.
Scope and Contents:
This collection was created during field work by Enid Schildkrout and John A. Van Couvering in several countries, including Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Morocco, Republic of Benin, Central African Republic, Namibia, and Senegal. Peoples depicted include the Asante, Baka, Baule, Berber, Dogomba, Dogon, Fulani, Gurunsi, Gonja, Hausa, Lobi, Mamprusi, Mossi, Senufo, Serer, Tsonga, Tuareg, Wolof, and Yoruba peoples. Many of the images depict architecture, animals, artwork, celebrations, ceremonies, landscapes, masquerades, markets, mosques, portraits, shrines, and street scenes.
Biographical / Historical:
Enid Schildkrout is an American anthropologist, professor, and Curator Emerita of African Ethnology, Division of Anthropology, at the American Museum of Natural History. She earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College (1963), and a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University (1965, 1967, 1970). Schildkrout performed field research in numerous countries including Ghana and Burkina Faso (1960s); Kano, Nigeria (late 1970s and early 1980s); and in Mali, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Namibia. She has worked extensively with museum collections and conducted an in-depth study of the history of the art of the Mangbetu people (Democratic Republic of Congo). Among the exhibitions that Schildkrout has curated are: African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire; Body Art: Marks of Identity; Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria; and Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art. She has lectured and taught classes at Columbia University, Yale University, McGill University, and the University of Illinois, among others. She has published articles in African Arts and authored numerous books.

John A. Van Couvering is a professor, editor and geologist. He earned his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Cambridge (1973) and specializes in the principles and practices in stratigraphic geology; age and environments of Cenozoic mammal faunas of Africa and southern Eurasia; and the Neogene time scale and chronostratigraphic boundaries. He spent five years doing fieldwork with Louis Leakey in East Africa and served as Micropaleontology Press's editor-in-chief from 1978 to its dissolution in 2004. He currently serves on international and national working groups concerned with the stratigraphic code, and participates in regional studies of such problems as the Messinian desiccation event and the beginning of the Pleistocene. He has published in the Journal of Human Evolution and the Journal of Geological Society and co-authored and edited numerous books.
Provenance:
Donated by Enid Schildkrout and John A. Van Couvering, 2018.
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:
Ghana  Search this
Republic of Benin -- Photographs  Search this
Morocco  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Citation:
Enid Schildkrout and John A. Van Couvering Collection, EEPA 2018-005, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2018-005
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo75002f916-05a9-447d-8770-756cef7bd8b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2018-005

Black African Heritage Audiotapes

Producer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Group W Productions  Search this
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company  Search this
Narrator:
Angelou, Maya  Search this
Davis, Ossie, 1917-2005  Search this
Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006  Search this
Bond, Julian, 1940-2015  Search this
Extent:
64 Sound tape reels (1/4 in., 5 in and 7 in reels)
Culture:
Kuba (Bakuba)  Search this
Pende (Bapende)  Search this
Bambara (African people)  Search this
Dendi (African people)  Search this
Bozo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Place:
Congo River (Congo)
Ruwenzori Mountains (Uganda and Congo)
Niger River
Africa, West
Ghana
Ivory Coast
Date:
1972
Content Description:
These original (64) magnetic audio tapes and reels were created for the Black African Heritage television series, produced by Eliot Elisofon and Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) in 1972. These correspond with the film outtakes and original work prints held in the EEPA 1973-001 Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
These materials were produced by Eliot Elisofon and Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) in 1972, for a four-hour television series called Black African Heritage. The episodes, in order of broadcast date:

1. The Congo, narrated by Julian Bond, focuses on the "heartland of Africa" the equatorial area which encompasses rainforests, grassy plains, volcanoes, the great Congo River, lakes, and the snow-covered Ruwenzori, called the Mountains of the Moon. This episode encounters groups such as the Watusi, Bambenga, the Wagenia, the Bakuba, and the Bapende—and traces African art and history back 1,500 years. 2. The Bend in the Niger, narrated by Ossie Davis, follows one of the continent's great rivers as it flows northward in West Africa from the home of the Bambara group, known for their music, dancing, and sculpture, to Timbuktu, where it turns eastward to the Atlantic Ocean through the home of the Dogon groups, famous for sculpture. Other groups met along the way are the Borora, the horseman of Muslim Hausa, the nomadic Tuaregs, and the Bozo and Dendi people of the Niger River. 3. The Slave Coast, narrated by Maya Angelou, focused on the tradition, cultures, beauty, and history of the people of the rainforest and the coast of West Africa. Watch dancers of Nigeria, examine sculptures made 2000 years ago, listen to the talking drums of Yoruba, see bronze portraits, visit the women warriors once known as Amazon, see golden treasures of Ashanti in Ghana, and marvel at the acrobatic dancers of the Ivory Coast. 4. Africa's Gift, narrated by Gordon Parks, focuses primarily on the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast, their music, and their art. Mongo Santamaria, leading exponent of Afro-Cuban music plays the "Afro-blues." Lionel Hampton and his group play "Glad Hamp," to show the relationship of the vibraphone and the balaphone of the Senufo. Modern jazz star Randy Weston and a trio play a number rooted in the Ashanti music in Ghana.
Related Materials:
Related materials include the Eliot Elisofon Papers and Photography Collection (PH-00066) at the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin, the Time/Life Photographs Archives, and Broadcast programs collection (ACMA.09-037) at the Anacostia Community Museum Archives
Restrictions:
Materials have not yet been digitized and processed for public access.
Topic:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Tuareg (African people)  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Drums  Search this
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Vibraphone  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2020-007
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7f30b2f3e-fefc-4e4d-97a7-196b5dceb0a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2020-007

Colonel Alexis B. McMullen photograph and postcard collection relating to West Africa

Creator:
McMullen, Alexis B. (collector and photographer)  Search this
Photographer:
Zagourski, Casimir  Search this
Extent:
70 Postcards (70 photographic postcards, silver gelatin)
86 Photographic prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mputu (African people)  Search this
Komo (Congolese (Democratic Republic) people)  Search this
West Africans  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Tutsi (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Ghanaians  Search this
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Ngbaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Rwanda
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Kenya
Ghana
Africa, West
Date:
circa 1943-1944
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made and collected by Alexis B. McMullen documenting peoples and culture in West Africa. The images created by McMullen and Captain D. B. McCloskey depict ceremonies at Kibib honoring Ofori Atta, a chief in the Central Province of the Gold Coast; a dance to the god of the sea at Teshi; and fishing boats and equipment. Additionally, the collection contains photographic postcards collected by McMullen and made by Casimir Zagourski, Leopoldville, and Methodist Book Depots, Cape Coast. These show African "types," a Bwake female circumcision ceremony (please note contains graphic images of circumcision), scarification (cicatrization), African animals (including giraffes, elephants, and a hippopotamus), agriculture, dances, and musical instruments. Depicted West African peoples include the Ashanti, Bangala, Banziri, Hausa, Kuba, Kumu, Mangbetu, Mputu and Tutsi.
Biographical/Historical note:
Colonel Alexis B. McMullen participated in American aviation activities for about 50 years. During World War II, he was the commanding officer of a United States Air Corps Air Transport Command (ATC) base in Accra, Ghana (then the Gold Coast).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 90-14
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Air and Space Museum Archives Division holds the Colonel Alexis B. McMullen Collection, 1915-1983, documenting McMullen's aviation career and interests.
Additional Zagourski photographs can be found in the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives in EEPA 1987-0024 and the EEPA Postcard Collection.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ngala (African people)  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Scarification (Body marking)  Search this
Cacao  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Fishing  Search this
female circumcision  Search this
Dance  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Postcards
Citation:
Photo Lot 90-14, Colonel Alexis B. McMullen photograph and postcard collection relating to West Africa, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.90-14
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw309c24635-450a-4122-b084-884789f5231b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-90-14

Marilyn Heldman photographs

Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
193 Slides (1 Binder, color, 35 mm)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Bamileke (African people)  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Oyo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Slides
Place:
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Ife (Nigeria)
Kano (Nigeria)
Sudan
Ibadan (Nigeria)
Cameroon
Eritrea
Lagos (Nigeria)
Tanzania
Benin
Somalia
Egypt
Date:
1960s-1970s
Summary:
The collection includes 193 slides taken by Marilyn Heldman in Ethiopia in the 1960s and 1970s. Subjects include architecture, art objects, marketplaces, pottery, reliefs and cultures including the Bamileke, Fulani, Hausa, Oyo and Yoruba peoples.
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes 193 slides taken by Marilyn Heldman in the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the photos were taken during fieldwork in Northern Ethiopia, supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities post-doctorate fellowship (1973-1974), or while working as a Curatorial Associate at the Museum of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (1966-1967). Subjects include architecture, art objects, marketplaces, pottery, reliefs and cultures including the Bamileke, Fulani, Hausa, Oyo and Yoruba peoples.
Biographical / Historical:
Marilyn Heldman is an Adjunct Professor of Art History at American University (Washington, D.C.). Published in such journals as the Journal of Religion in Africa, African Arts and Northeast African Studies, Heldman has also written numerous books, notably African Zion: The Sacred Art of Ethiopia (1993) (cowritten with Stuart C. Munro-Hay). Heldman received a post-doctorate fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to complete field work in Northern Ethiopia (1973-1974). She has also held positions as Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and Curatorial Associate at the Museum of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at the Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (1966-1967).
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:
Ere ibeji  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Africa -- Ethnology  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Citation:
Marilyn Heldman Photographs, EEPA 2016-005, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-005
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7f2283f13-3ee0-4c04-a3ed-1f46cfe8a454
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2016-005

Africa is My Home

Collection Film distributor:
Pennsylvania State University. Audio-Visual Services  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (21 minutes, black-and-white sound; 770 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1960
Scope and Contents:
Edited film produced in cooperation with the Teacher Training College at Issele-Uku, Western Region, Nigeria, is a fictionalized account of a young Ibo girl growing up in Nigeria as the country gains independence and begins to establish itself as a modern state. The "old Nigeria" of mud huts, carved wooden dolls and ju-ju worship gives way to Christianity, higher education and modern cities. Included are scenes of daily life in a rural village (going to market, gathering water, washing clothes and children in school) and Ibadan and the University College of Ibadan. Historical footage shows Nigerian Independence Day, Abubakar Tafawabalewa with retinue, the Governor General of Nigeria reviewing troops and handing over the reins of government to Tafawabalewa. Sound track features traditional songs and Christian hymns sung in a variety of Nigerian languages.

Legacy Keywords: J. Michael Hagopian Ph.D. ; South America ; Nigeria ; Igbo (African people) ; Hausa (African people) ; Yoruba (African people)
General:
Local Number: HSFA 1994.19.7
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:
Penn State educational film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Penn State educational film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc90d77aef0-2f1e-4852-addd-602e4206d4c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-19-ref3

Roy Sieber photographs

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Names:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Extent:
65 Slides (photographs) ((dupes), color)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Asante (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Color slides
Place:
Mali
Africa
Benin
Cameroon
Ghana
Date:
circa 1965
Summary:
Photographs taken by Roy Sieber. Images of African textile and the dyeing and weaving processes. Objects depicted include Asante Kente cloth, Hausa embroidered pants, Jukun tie-dye waist cloth, a Kuba hat, Yoruba indigo dye and a Zulu cloak, as well as akwete cloth from Nigeria, an appliqué dress from Cameroon, an appliqué robe from Ghana, cloth from Dahomey (now Benin) and dye pots from Ede. People portrayed include a Dogon dancer, Kajiado warriors with spears and shields, a weaver making cloth, and women dyeing cloth with indigo.
Arrangement note:
Images indexed by negative number.
Biographical / Historical:
Early American historian of African art Roy Sieber (1923-2001) is considered the founder of the discipline of African art history in the United States. He graduated from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1949, earned his M.A. at the University of Iowa (1951) and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University (1951), where he taught art history from 1950 to 1962. He joined Indiana University as an associate professor in 1962, one of the original scholars in the University's nascent African Studies Program as the Rudy Professor of Fine Arts. Sieber worked as the Associate Director for Collections and Research at the National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian Institution) from 1983 to 1993, where he was responsible for evaluating collection research and developing acquisition standards. Sieber received the first Leadership Award from the Arts Council of the African Studies Association in 1986.

Througout his career Sieber produced significant publications and served as lecturer and visiting professor at several universities in Africa as well as the United States. He was a member of the American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council Joint Committee on Africa between 1963 and 1971 and later the African Studies Association and the primitive art advisory committee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Dyes and dyeing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-011
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b5f7def7-277c-4148-b757-777eeb5d12ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-011

Congo (Brazzaville) photographs

Collector:
Brusseaux, Eugene  Search this
Extent:
35 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 6 x 7 cm.)
354 Photographic prints (silver gelatin (1 box), black & white, 7 x 8 cm. or smaller.)
Container:
Item 353
Box 1
Culture:
Ngbandi (African people)  Search this
Pomo (African people)  Search this
Gbaya (African people)  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Place:
Libreville (Gabon)
Central African Republic
Cameroon
Kinshasa (Congo)
Congo (Brazzaville)
Brazzaville (Congo)
Africa
Date:
between 1900-1905
Summary:
The album was compiled by Eugene Brusseaux, a French colonial, very likely a merchant, who lived, worked and traveled in the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic (then Afrique Equatoriale Francaise), and in northern Cameroon (then German colony of Kamerun). The images may well have been taken by Brusseaux himself. Mr. de Strycker acquired the album, which previously belonged to Professor Verneau of the Musee de L'Homme, Paris, in a sale from Professor Verneau of the Musee de l'Homme, Paris.

The album shows the classic arrangement of many similar colonial albums, depicting Brusseaux's voyage from France to Libreville in Gabon, and Matadi on the mouth of the Congo River. From there Brusseaux took the railroad to Leopoldville (Kinshasa) and traveled on the Brazzaville. He continued on the Congo River to Balobo and Kounda, then over land towards the Sangha River, through Bonga and Loboko to M'Bako on the Sangha River and to Ouesso, now on the border of the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. From Ouesso, he continued on to Nola, Carnot and Baboua. He then visited Kounde, and crossed into German territory, moving on the Ngaoundere. This is where the album ends.

The photographs depict some of the Belgian and French colonial cities. There are excellent images of transportation in Matadi. Brazzaville is the topic of many good architectural photographs. A very interesting set shows the Catholic Mission of Brazzaville in 1901 and 1904 with a unique interior shot of the cathedral. Further inland, the photographs of colonial settlements focus on trading posts, such as Bonga, Kadei, Carnot and Baboma. Many photographs show Africans, indigenous architecture, and celebrations. They focus on the Pomo, the Pande, the Baya (Baja in German writing), and Hausa and Fulbe. Images from Baboma, Kounde and Ngaoundere show indigenous Fulbe architecture, including a series of the Lamido's palace at Ngaoundere, and Fulbe kings, retainers and women. One set depicts women with Fulbe style coiffures of extraordinary complexity (wigs).
Arrangement note:
Images indexed by negative number.
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
Negatives
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-004
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7f8445360-3f80-468d-8961-c226e1c8682f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1999-004

Women of Mallam Baba's household pounding grain, Yelwa, Nigeria

Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1968
General:
Negative/strip number: 24A/25, 4
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:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-019, Item 2015-019-0197
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 6: Yelwa / Mallam Baba, Family, and Village Scenes
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo74a675669-1e23-46e5-9e1c-6fd9e1a4e180
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1000

Women of Mallam Baba's household pounding grain, Yelwa, Nigeria

Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1968
General:
Negative/strip number: 25A/26, 4
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:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-019, Item 2015-019-0198
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 6: Yelwa / Mallam Baba, Family, and Village Scenes
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo72e58d55b-c414-4aec-a5e8-7998dd77f484
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1001

Women of Mallam Baba's household pounding grain, Yelwa, Nigeria

Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1968
General:
Negative/strip number: 26A/27, 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:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-019, Item 2015-019-0199
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 6: Yelwa / Mallam Baba, Family, and Village Scenes
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7290c94fe-5b61-47f2-ac25-1913235ac9ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1002

Women of Mallam Baba's household pounding grain, Yelwa, Nigeria

Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1968
General:
Negative/strip number: 27A/28, 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:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-019, Item 2015-019-0200
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 6: Yelwa / Mallam Baba, Family, and Village Scenes
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo762278280-df12-4948-a604-34cd18a64ba6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1003

Women of Mallam Baba's household pounding grain, Yelwa, Nigeria

Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1968
General:
Negative/strip number: 28A/29, 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:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-019, Item 2015-019-0201
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 6: Yelwa / Mallam Baba, Family, and Village Scenes
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7646f08a1-3628-4668-ac36-b49c84061a1c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1004

Women of Mallam Baba's household pounding grain, Yelwa, Nigeria

Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1968
General:
Negative/strip number: 29A/30, 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:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-019, Item 2015-019-0202
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 6: Yelwa / Mallam Baba, Family, and Village Scenes
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7ffbc8145-1bb1-402a-a303-ebb82fda726d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1005

Hausa woman drumming on a calabash floating in water, Yelwa, Nigeria

Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1968
General:
Negative/strip number: 30A/31, 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:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-019, Item 2015-019-0203
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 6: Yelwa / Hausa People Working with Clay
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo71319cffb-5be1-4354-bfdb-1305b7ae4518
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1006

Hausa woman drumming on a calabash floating in water, Yelwa, Nigeria

Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1968
General:
Negative/strip number: 31A/32, 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:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-019, Item 2015-019-0204
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 6: Yelwa / Hausa People Working with Clay
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7c735fea6-820f-4147-b358-c94b1c6e6b60
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1007

A Hausa drummer wearing an agbada at harvest celebration, Nigeria

Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 11, 1
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:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-019, Item 2015-019-0281
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Hausa Harvest Celebration, Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7d56c5941-f744-4860-abee-5219b9e2a378
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1084

Hausa drummers and dancers performing at harvest celebration wearing agbadas, Nigeria

Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 13, 1
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:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-019, Item 2015-019-0282
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Hausa Harvest Celebration, Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7d728cfc2-9289-4d25-9eb2-f2e4a3f43258
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1085

Hausa drummers and dancers performing at harvest celebration wearing agbadas, Nigeria

Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Jenness, Aylette  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 15, 2
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:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Aylette Jenness Collection, EEPA 2015-019, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-019, Item 2015-019-0283
See more items in:
Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Hausa Harvest Celebration, Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo76177d904-fb8b-40d0-b779-2019a02dd212
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1086

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