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The Garden Club of America collection

Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Names:
New York Flower Show  Search this
Extent:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1920-present
Summary:
This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland.

A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Garden Club of America was established in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the Garden Club of Philadelphia and eleven other garden clubs met to create a national garden club. Its purpose is to foster the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and gardening and conservation efforts. The GCA was incorporated in Delaware in 1923, with its headquarters established in New York City. Today, local clubs are organized under twelve regional zones. The GCA continues its tradition of hosting flower shows and publishing material related to gardening in the United States.

The GCA's glass lantern slides were used by The GCA for presentations and lectures about notable gardens throughout the United States dating back to colonial times. An effort was made in the late 1980s, in preparation of the 75th anniversary of the Garden Club of America's founding, to collect the disbursed slides. These slides were to eventually form the Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens. The informational value of this collection is extensive since a number of images of the more than 4,500 gardens represented show garden designs that have changed over time or no longer exist. While the majority of images document a range of designed upper and upper-middle class gardens throughout the U.S., the scope of the collection is expanding as volunteers photograph and document contemporary gardens including community and vernacular gardens.

The gardens illustrate the design work of dozens of landscape architects including Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, Lawrence Halprin, Hare & Hare, Umberto Innocenti, Gertrude Jekyll, Jens Jensen, Warren Manning, the Olmsted Brothers, Charles Platt, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Fletcher Steele. Because of their proximity to the gardens, works of notable architects and sculptors may also be featured in the images.
Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- France  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Mexico  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Gardening -- United States -- societies, etc  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Spain  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA
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The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb617385372-1028-4cb7-b07d-04fea2e51c47
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-gca
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Ninety-Nines, Inc. History Books Collection

Creator:
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Names:
Air Race Classic  Search this
Angel Derby  Search this
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
Powder Puff Derby  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Thaden, Louise (McPhetridge), Mrs, 1905-1979  Search this
Extent:
8.73 Cubic feet (23 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1929-1981
Summary:
The Ninety-Nines, Inc. History Books Collection consists of scrapbooks (yearbooks) complied by the officers of the Ninety-Nines to document the organization. Included in the yearbooks are the following: photographs of the members and officers; news clippings of the organization, individual chapters and sections, and about individual members; programs from air races, including Air Race Classic, Angel Derby, and the Powder Puff Derby; minutes from the annual meetings; and newsletters of the organization, The 99news, Ninety-Nine News, and Ninety-niner.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 19 bound scrapbooks and 34 unbound scrapbooks chronicling the history of the Ninety-Nines. Some of the volumes are described with a date range (September 1, 1937 -- September 1, 1938), while others are described with a volume number and date range (Volume 28, 1956 -- 1957). Organization of the Ninety-Nines History Books varies somewhat over the years. Usually, the books begin with photographs of the officers of the national organization, followed by minutes and a program from the annual meeting. The books end with copies of The Ninety-Nines Newsletters from the previous year. Additional contents of each book are dependent upon the events that happened in a particular year. In the early years of the organization, the books include further refinements of the constitution and by-laws, and various newspaper and magazine articles regarding accomplishments of the organization or individual members. In subsequent years, the history books focus more on the air races in which members participated or various events sponsored by the organization.

The researcher will note that in 1953 volume numbers were assigned to the books. For the sake of continuity and clarity in the finding aid, the processing archivist assigned volume numbers where appropriate. These numbers appear in square brackets where appropriate, i.e. [35]. Due to the fragile nature of the bound scrapbooks, photocopying may not be possible.
Arrangement:
The Ninety-Nines, Inc. History Books Collection is arranged chronologically, by date and/or volume number.
Biographical/Historical note:
On November 2, 1929, twenty-six licensed women pilots gathered together at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, to discuss the formation of a club "to promote women pilots among themselves, and to encourage other women to fly, as well as to break down general opposition to aviation." (1) After that first meeting, letters were sent out to the 117 licensed women pilots in the United States, giving all of them the opportunity to become charter members in the new club. The name of the club was to be determined by the number of women who wished to join. When 99 letters were returned by the approved date, the club became known as The Ninety-Nines. Many famous female pilots of the time, including Amelia Earhart, Ruth Elder, Viola Gentry, Phoebe Omlie, and Louise Thaden were charter members.

In the succeeding years, The Ninety-Nines have ably fulfilled the purpose set forth in the original letter. Many aviation records have been set by members of The Ninety-Nines. Amelia Earhart was the first woman to pilot an aircraft across the Atlantic and, in 1936, Louise Thaden and Blanche Noyes won the Bendix Trophy Race. Since 1941, the organization has bestowed a variety of scholarships and grants to members who are seeking advanced training in specialized branches of aviation. Today, the Ninety-Nines, Inc. has grown to include 6,500 members in 35 countries.

(1) Clara Trenckmann to Mr. Skinner and Mr. Mellen, October 1, 1929. "September 1, 1929 -- September 1, 1930," Folder 1, Box 1, Ninety-Nines, Inc. History Books Collection (Acc.XXXX-0470). Archives Division, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Provenance:
Ninety-Nines, Inc., unknown, XXXX-0470
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Periodicals  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Ninety-Nines Inc., History Books Collection, Acc. XXXX-0470, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0470
See more items in:
Ninety-Nines, Inc. History Books Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28db66224-3a8d-41dc-91ed-7b0cbecaec29
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0470
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Two objects bring the history of African American firefighting to light

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 04 Oct 2021 15:30:23 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_e6edcda69090bb8b4c4ed4cca1aac9dc

The sacred language of the Abakuá Lydia Cabrera ; edited and translated by Ivor L. Miller and P. González Gómes-Cásseres

Author:
Cabrera, Lydia  Search this
Translator:
Miller, Ivor  Search this
Editor:
González, Patricia Elena  Search this
Subject:
Sociedad Abakuá (Cuba) Language  Search this
Physical description:
429 pages color illustrations 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Cuba
Date:
2020
Topic:
Secret societies  Search this
Black people--Ethnic identity  Search this
Black people--Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Black people--Societies, etc  Search this
Men--Societies and clubs  Search this
Ceremonial objects  Search this
Black people--Religion  Search this
Black people--Material culture  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Sociétés secrètes  Search this
Objets rituels  Search this
Noirs--Culture matérielle  Search this
Sociétés d'aide mutuelle  Search this
Language and languages  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
African influences  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153521

Lowriders in Chicano Culture From Low to Slow to Show

Physical description:
1 online resource (223)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Electronic resource
History
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Californie
Date:
2011
20th century
20e si{grave}ecle
Topic:
Mexican Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
Lowriders--Social aspects  Search this
Lowriders--History  Search this
Automobiles--Societies, etc--Social aspects  Search this
Popular culture  Search this
Am{acute}ericains d'origine mexicaine--M{oelig}urs et coutumes  Search this
Voitures surbaiss{acute}ees--Aspect social  Search this
Voitures surbaiss{acute}ees--Histoire  Search this
Clubs automobiles--Aspect social  Search this
Culture populaire  Search this
Lowriders  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156498

Bulletin de la Société Archéologique et Historique de l'Orléanais

Author:
Société archéologique et historique de l'Orléanais  Search this
Physical description:
v. : illus., plates (part col.) ports., facsims., tab. ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Orléans (France)
Date:
1848
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Societies, etc  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DC611.O61 S6
DC611.O61S6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_139364

Changing history Afro-Cuban cabildos and societies of color in the nineteenth century Philip A. Howard

Author:
Howard, Philip A. 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 227 pages maps 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Cuba
Kuba
Schwarze
Date:
1998
19th century
19e siècle
Topic:
Black people--Politics and government  Search this
Black people--Societies, etc--History  Search this
Secret societies--History  Search this
Noirs--Histoire  Search this
Noirs--Associations--Histoire  Search this
Sociétés secrètes--Histoire  Search this
Black people--Societies, etc  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Secret societies  Search this
Wohltätigkeitsorganisation  Search this
Religiöse Gemeinschaft  Search this
Blacks--Political activity  Search this
Noirs--Politique et gouvernement  Search this
Sociétés secrètes  Search this
Relations raciales  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_561382

Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History

Title:
Anthropological papers, American Museum of Natural History
Author:
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill., plates ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1907
1907-
Topic:
Anthropology--Societies, etc  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Learned institutions and societies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_313714

Les mouvements nègres en France, 1919-1939 / Philippe Dewitte

Author:
Dewitte, Philippe 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
415 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1985
[1985]
20th century
Topic:
Black peopld--Political activity--History  Search this
Revolutionaries--History  Search this
Black people--Societies, etc--History  Search this
Communism--History  Search this
Foreign population  Search this
Call number:
DC34.5.B55D48 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_348399

Bulletin de la Société historique et archeologique de Langres

Author:
Société historique et archéologique de Langres  Search this
Physical description:
illus., plates, facsim. 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Haute-Marne (Dept.)
Date:
1880
Topic:
History  Search this
Societies, etc  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
DC611.L27S6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_95069

Joseph Henry Elected to National Institute for the Promotion of Science

Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
National Institute for the Promotion of Science  Search this
Date:
August 22, 1840
Topic:
American science  Search this
Science--Societies, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12513

Alexander Dallas Bache Dies

Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey  Search this
Place:
United States
Date:
February 17, 1867
Topic:
American science  Search this
Science  Search this
Science--Societies, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12576

Early days in the History Society of Zimbabwe / by Michael J. Kimberley

Author:
Kimberley, Michael J  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
History Society of Zimbabwe  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Zimbabwe
Date:
2009
Topic:
White people--Societies, etc  Search this
History  Search this
Societies, etc  Search this
Call number:
DT2871 .H47X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1065902

Columbia Historical Society records, 1891-1980

Creator:
Columbia Historical Society (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Charles H. Huber & Bro  Search this
Subject:
Meyers, John Granville  Search this
Christian Heurich Brewing Company (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Citation:
Columbia Historical Society records, 1891-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
History -- Societies, etc. -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7495
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209654
AAA_collcode_coluhist
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209654

Print Council of America records, 1951-2020

Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Subject:
Degas, Edgar  Search this
Fine, Ruth  Search this
Haverkamp Begemann, Egbert  Search this
Ostrow, Stephen E.  Search this
Reed, Sue Welsh  Search this
Print Council of America. Newsletter  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Curators -- United States  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Prints  Search this
Prints -- Societies, etc  Search this
Prints -- Technique -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8581
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210760
AAA_collcode_princoun
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210760
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Sculptors Guild records, 1936-1979

Creator:
Sculptors Guild (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Sculptors Guild records, 1936-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9204
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211399
AAA_collcode_sculguil
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211399
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History of the Dallas Print and Drawing Collectors Society / by Violet Hayden Dowell, undated

Creator:
Dowell, Violet Hayden  Search this
Subject:
Dallas Print and Drawing Collectors Society  Search this
Citation:
History of the Dallas Print and Drawing Collectors Society / by Violet Hayden Dowell, undated. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Prints -- Societies, etc. -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10048
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212895
AAA_collcode_doweviol
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212895

A history of the Chesapeake Bay chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 1965-1967 [prepared and written by H. Chandlee Forman]

Author:
Forman, Henry Chandlee 1904-1991  Search this
Subject:
American Institute of Architects Chesapeake Bay Chapter History  Search this
Physical description:
42 pages 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
Chesapeake, Région de la baie de (Mar. et Virg.)
United States
Chesapeake Bay Region
Date:
1973
Topic:
Architects--Societies, etc  Search this
Architectes--Associations  Search this
Call number:
NA11 .F67 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1157522

Clyde W. Stauffer Family Photograph Album

Photographer:
Stauffer, Clyde Weaver, 1899-1984 (policeman)  Search this
Stauffer, Clyde Weaver, Mrs.  Search this
Names:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States -- 1930-1940  Search this
Anderson, Eddie "Rochester", 1905-1977  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Tickets
Albums
Photographs
Postcards
Place:
Bryce Canyon National Park -- photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Utah
Wyoming -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Colorado -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- photographs -- 1930-1940
South Dakota -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Florida -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Georgia -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Tennessee -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Zion National Park (Utah) -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Kentucky -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Mt. Rushmore S.D. -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Badlands National Park (S.D.) -- 1930-1940 photographs
Date:
1935 - 1940
Summary:
The collection consists of a disassembled photograph album, featuring images from the travels of Stauffer and his wife.
Scope and Contents:
This album consists of 109 loose pages, bearing a total of 134 black and white silver gelatin photoprints, some postcards, and a photomechanical reproduction clipped from a publication, with a 1939 World's Fair ticket stub. The subjects of the photographs include: Lincoln's birthplace and other sites in Kentucky; Tennessee; Georgia; Florida; Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts; the 1939 New York World's Fair, ships in Battery Park and Manhattan buildings; the ships The Normandie, The Queen Mary, and The U.S.S. Constitution and the Southern Clipper airplane; the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota, Cathedral Spires and Mount Rushmore portrait busts during construction; Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming; Rocky Mountain National Park, Pikes Peak and Denver, Colorado; Bryce Canyon, the Mormon Temple, Zion National Park, Salt Lake City and other areas of Utah; Boulder Dam; Santa Catalina Island; Carlsbad Caverns; and celebrities Bill Robinson and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson at a barbecue in Los Angeles. There are also photographs of the Stauffers and of friends whom they visited during their travels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Alliance, Ohio on November 28, 1899, Clyde Stauffer served in the U.S. Navy from November 8, 1917 to July 31, 1919. He later worked as a police officer in Detroit, Michigan. He and his wife were active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars police post in Detroit, serving terms as post commander and president of the Women's Auxiliary, respectively. They traveled extensively throughout the United States to attend VFW meetings, and the album forms a record of their travels during the years 1935-1940. After retirement from the Detroit police force, the Stauffers moved to Oscoda, Michigan, and he worked at Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Later they lived in Tucson, Arizona. Stauffer died in August, 1984.

Album forms a record of vacation travel by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde W. Stauffer, 1935-1940. Their travels were occasioned by Mr. Stauffer's position as commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars police post of Detroit, Michigan, and the need to attend V.F.W. meetings around the country. Mrs. Stauffer was president of the V.F.W. auxiliary. Mr. and Mrs. James H. Stern met the Stauffers in Oscoda, Michigan, and both families eventually relocated in Tucson, Arizona.
Provenance:
This collection was bequeathed by Clyde W. Stauffer in August 1984. Mr. Stern, as administrator of the estate, sent the album to the Museum.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Automobile travel -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- U.S.A.  Search this
National parks and reserves  Search this
Vacations -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Travel -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Parks -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- U.S.A.  Search this
Recreation -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- U.S.A.  Search this
Veterans -- societies, etc -- United States  Search this
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
Veterans -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Exhibitions -- 1930-1940 -- New York  Search this
Entertainers -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tickets -- World's Fair, 1939 -- New York (N.Y.)
Albums
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Postcards
Citation:
Clyde W. Stauffer Family Photograph Album, 1935-1940, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0139
See more items in:
Clyde W. Stauffer Family Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8337115d9-86d0-45e7-ad98-6471ea552d2f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0139
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At the end of their bush period, initiated boys, coming out to their community in single file, wearing their brown native cloths and native cloth cap. They also carry on their shoulder a small decorated wood slit gong. Bafodea Town, Sierra Leone

Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Limba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Sierra Leone
Date:
1978-1980
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.
Original title reads, "At Bafodea Town. Initiated boys just back from the bush. Their mothers dance also. Note their wood gongs, which at times they beat regularly, but not skillfully. Note their back pieces which contain charms.They are wearing the dress that they wore in the bush, made from white native cloth bands, dyed brown before going to bush, which are put on after their incision. Unlike their movements before they went into the bush, which were wild and acrobatic they here move in a very controlled way and when in front of the Bafodea Paramount Chief's house, in a line, signaling their submission to elders, society, etc. Also note that the colors are plain, compared to the bright colors they wore before they went to the bush for the circumcision and initiation of some weeks. But their locally knitted wool hats are bright. They move about town, as if to show off. They are very proud of having succeeded and will receive "dashes" from many persons." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs, October 1978-July 1980].
Local Numbers:
2682/1978-1980
General:
Title source: Dr. Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Other Archival Materials:
Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
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.

Photographs by Pa Huff, Hamaidu Mansaray, and Labelle Prussin are restricted. In these cases, the photographer's permission is required for access and publication of images.
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-001, Item EEPA 2005-0001-2663
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Simon Ottenberg photographs of Limba and Afikpo Peoples
Simon Ottenberg photographs of Limba and Afikpo Peoples / Series 1: Limba Peoples, Sierra Leone and Guinea / 1.2: Field Research, Year Two / Bafodea Town, Sierra Leone
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
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