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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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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2015-019
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Kamberi young men dancing during a harvest celebration performance, 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 2/3, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0205
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Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
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Kamberi men dancing at a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 4/5, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0206
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Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1009

People watching a dance performance 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 6/7, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0207
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1010

Kamberi young boys gathered during 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 8/9, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0208
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1011

Kamberi young boys gathered during 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 10/11, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0209
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1012

Kamberi men dancing at a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 12/13, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0210
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1013

Kamberi men dancing during a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 14/15, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0211
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1014

Kamberi men dancing during a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 16/17, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0212
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1015

Kamberi men dancing during a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 18/19, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0213
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1016

Kamberi men dancing during a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 20/21, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0214
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1017

Kamberi men dancing during a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 22/23, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0215
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1018

Kamberi boys watching dancers at a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 24/25, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0216
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1019

Kamberi men dancing at a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 26/27, 3
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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0217
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1020

Kamberi men dancing with drummers at a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 28/29, 3
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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0218
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1021

Kamberi men dancing at a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 30/31, 3
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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0219
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Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1022

Kamberi boys watching dancers at a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 32/33, 3
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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0220
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1023

Kamberi dancers resting during a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 34/35, 3
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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0221
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1024

Kamberi dancers resting during a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 36/37, 3
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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0222
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1025

Kamberi dancers resting during a 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)
Date:
1967-1969
General:
Negative/strip number: 38/39, 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:
Nigeria  Search this
Kamberi (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 2015-019-0223
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Aylette Jenness Collection
Aylette Jenness Collection / Series 4: Unidentified / Harvest Celebration
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2015-019-ref1026

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