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Frank Abbott collection of photographs of South Africans

Collector:
Abbott, Frank  Search this
Names:
Dinizulu kaCetshwayo Zulu  Search this
Photographer:
Middlebrook, J. E.  Search this
Pollard, Francis E.  Search this
Extent:
13 Prints (albumen and possibly silver gelatin)
Culture:
Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1897-1899
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs that largely depict Zulu people, including Dinzulu kaCetshwayo, and a Hottentot woman. Represented photographers include Francis E. Pollard, J.E. Middlebrook, and possibly J. Barnett & Company.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frank Abbott was an American doctor who went to South Africa in 1897-1899 as a representative of the phramaceutical company Parke, Davis and Company.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-29
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by J.E. Middlebrook can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.
Artifacts collected by Frank Abbott were donated to the anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History in accession 349800.
Related Archival Materials note:
Painting of Sartjee, Hottentot woman wearing face paint, exhibiting steatopygia, smoking pipe, and holding spear circa 1897 AAH2057NA (GEAC)00093824
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-29, Frank Abbott collection of photographs of South African peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-29
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-29

Prince Roland Bonaparte photograph collection of Omaha, Kalmouk, Hindu, Khoikhoi, Somali and Surinamese peoples

Collector:
Bonaparte, Roland, prince, 1858-1924  Search this
Extent:
138 Mounted prints (albumen, 5 album boxes)
13 Photographic prints (collotype, 1 album box)
64 Photographic prints (color, 1 album box)
Culture:
Kalmyks  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Surinamese  Search this
Achinese (Indonesian people)  Search this
Somalis  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1883-1884
Summary:
Photographic portfolios made by Prince Roland Bonaparte in his "Collection Anthropologique" group. The bulk of the collection consists of individual portraits of "Peaux-Rouges" (Omaha Indians), "Kalmouks" (Kalmyks), "Hindous" (Hindus), "Hottentots" (Khoikhoi), Somalis, "Atchinois" (Acehnese), and Surinamese. There are also some images of clothing, dwellings and animals, including camels and horses.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is comprised of nine photographic albums (two are duplicates) of Omaha, Chinese, Kalmyk, Hindu, Hottentot, Somali and Surinamese people that were assembled by Prince Roland Bonaparte and published in a series of albums entitled the "Collection Anthropologique du Prince Roland Bonaparte". Many of the photos were undertaken at various international exhibitions of the late nineteenth century: the Kalmyk and Omaha photographs were executed in Paris at the Jardin d'Acclimatation (1884) and the Hindu, Somali, Surinamese and Chinese photographs were taken during the 1883 Colonial Exposition in Amsterdam.

All of the albums, except for the volume on Surinamese peoples, is comprised of albumen prints. The Surinamese album includes photographs, collotypes, imprints, and text. Each album, except for those of the Hottentot and Surinamese people, is accompanied by an inventory produced by Bonaparte that lists the name, age, job and family lineage of each person.
Arrangement:
Within each series the original order was maintained. The photographs are organized by culture groups into seven series:

Series 1: Omahas

Series 2: Chinese

Series 3: Kalmyks

Series 4: Hindus

Series 5: Khoikhoi

Series 6: Somalis

Series 7: Surinamese
Biographical/Historical note:
Prince Roland Bonaparte (1858-1924) was the grandson of Lucien, the second brother of Napoleon Bonaparte. Forbidden by law to pursue the military career he desired, he turned to geography and other sciences and received anthropological training from Paul Broca. Starting around 1882, he began to create and distribute albums organized by culture group as part of an "anthropological collection of human diversity." He studied the Lapp people in Finland in 1884 and then traveled to Mexico, Canada and, in 1887, the United States to study American Indians. The photograph project ended in the mid-1890s. He also published on other topics including the history of the Dutch colonial empire and glaciers of the French and Swiss Alps.

Bonaparte married Marie Blanc (1859-1882) in 1880 and had a daughter, Princess Marie Bonaparte, in 1882. He served as president of both the Société de géographie (1910-1924) and the Société française de photographie (1920-1922).
Related Materials:
The Muséum national d'histoire naturelle and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, division of the Collections of Maps and Plans, have related photographs and manuscript materials.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-52, Prince Roland Bonaparte photograph collection of Omaha, Kalmouk, Hindu, Khoikhoi, Somali and Surinamese peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-52
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Prince Roland Bonaparte photograph collection of Omaha, Kalmouk, Hindu, Khoikhoi, Somali and Surinamese peoples
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-52

Historic Engravings collection

Extent:
154 Items (29 folders, engravings, 21 1/2 x 16 in. (54.6 x 40.6 cm.) or smaller)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Africa  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Africans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Engravings
Newspapers
Place:
Zanzibar
Nigeria
Dahomey
Tanganyika, Lake
Senegal -- Social life and customs
Benin (Kingdom)
Africa -- Maps
Africa -- Colonization
Africa -- Discovery and exploration
Zambezi River
Date:
1747-circa 1905
Summary:
The Historic Engravings collection is comprised of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905. The engravings depict subject matter related to Africa and Africans.
Scope and Contents:
The Historic Engravings collection consists of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905, with the bulk created in the second half of the nineteenth century. Many of the engravings were completed for publication in leading nineteenth-century newspapers, including the Illustrated London News and Harper's Weekly.

Numerous engravings depict scenes from expeditions, including the Dr. Livingstone (Central and South Africa), Baker (Central Africa), and Stanley expeditions. Topics illustrated include agriculture, ceremonies, city and town views, ships, animals, battles, domestic scenes, diamond mines, and fashions. Represented peoples include the Khoikoi, Abyssinian, Ashanti, Griquas, Khoikoi, Ndebele, and Zulu. Finally, the engravings depict such wide-ranging locations as Abyssinia, Annesley Bay, Chupanga, Dahomey, Gondokoro, Hadoda Pass, Hamhamo Spring, Keiskamma Gorge, Mount Kilimanjaro, Kongone River, Lake Tanganyika, Limpopo River, Matabili [now Zimbabwe], Morocco, Nigeria, the Red Sea, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tekonda Pass, Ujiji, Umizimkulu Waterfall, Zambesi Delta, and Zanzibar, among others.
Arrangement:
Series one and two are arranged by publisher name and filed chronologically thereafter. Series 3 is arranged alphabetically by expedition leader name, and series 4 is organized by accession number.

Series 1: Illustrated London News, 1851-1901 (51 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 9 folders)

Series 2: Harper's Weekly, 1867-1905 (19 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 4 folders)

Series 3: Expedition Leaders, Bankes to Smith, circa 1800s-circa 1904 (51 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 11 folders)

Series 4: Other/Unidentified, 1747-circa 1905 (33 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 5 folders)
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
Africa -- Ethnology  Search this
Slave trade -- Africa -- History  Search this
Explorers -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Engravings
Newspapers
Citation:
Historic Engravings Collection, EEPA 2010-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2010-003
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Historic Engravings collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2010-003
Online Media:

Col. Travers autograph letter signed to Sir Richard Southey, concerning "Pay to families of Zanzibar Volunteers." (Cape of Good Hope), 28 November 1860

Author:
Travers Col. -1926  Search this
Author:
Grant, James Augustus 1827-1892  Search this
Grey, George 1812-1898  Search this
Speke, John Hanning 1827-1864  Search this
Stigger, P  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Nile River
Date:
1860
Topic:
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M152
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043711

A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic polar circle, and round the world but chiefly into the country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the year 1772 to 1776 by Andrew Sparrman ... ; translated from the Swedish original ; with plates ; in two volumes

Author:
Sparrman, Anders 1748-1820  Search this
Author:
Forster, Georg 1754-1794  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Tempest, D. J., DSI  Search this
Subject:
Cook, James 1728-1779 Travel  Search this
Sparrman, Anders 1748-1820 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume, [11] leaves of plates (1 folded) illustrations, map 30 cm. (4to)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Place:
South Africa
Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
Cape Town (South Africa)
Eastern Cape (South Africa)
Eastern Cape
Date:
1786
Topic:
Voyages around the world  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT826 .S73 1786
DT826.S73 1786
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_283888

Ethnography and condition of South Africa before A.D. 1505; being a description of the inhabitants of the country south of the Zambesi and Kunene rivers in A.D. 1505, together with all that can be learned from ancient books and modern research of the condition of South Africa from the earliest time until its discovery by Europeans, by George McCall Theal

Author:
Theal, George McCall 1837-1919  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 466 p. incl. front., illus. 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
South Africa
Date:
1919
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT763.T5 1919X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_235452

'Race', warfare, and religion in mid-nineteenth-century Southern Africa : the Khoikhoi rebellion against the Cape Colony and its uses, 1850-58 / Elizabeth Elbourne

Author:
Elbourne, Elizabeth  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Africa
Eastern Cape
Eastern Cape (South Africa)
Date:
2000
19th century
Topic:
Khoikhoi (African people)--Wars  Search this
History  Search this
Ethnic conflict  Search this
History, Military  Search this
Call number:
PL8000.A1 A253
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1110381

Hunters, herders and farmers in South-West Africa / by John Seymour

Author:
Seymour, John  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Namibia
Date:
1951
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnic groups  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Call number:
G1 .G344
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108758

'Sketching the Khoikhoi' : George French Angas and his depiction of the Genadendal Khoikhoi characters at the Cape of Good Hope, c. 1847 / Russel Viljoen

Author:
Viljoen, Russel Stafford 1967-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Angas, George French 1822-1886 Kafirs illustrated  Search this
Physical description:
pages 277-290
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
South Africa
Date:
2007
19th century
Topic:
Christian converts  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Art, South Africa
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106337

Kukumakranka : Khoi-Khoin culture, customs and creative cooking / Renata Coetzee and Volker Miros

Author:
Coetzee, Renata  Search this
Miros, Volker  Search this
Translator:
Silke, Elsa  Search this
Physical description:
175 pages : color illustrations, color maps, color portraits ; 22 cm
Type:
Folklore
History
Date:
2010
Topic:
Food  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)--Folklore  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
History  Search this
San (African people)--Food  Search this
Cooking, South African  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1094447

The first people of the Cape : a look at their history and the impact of colonialism on the Cape's indigenous people / Alan Mountain

Author:
Mountain, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
102 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
South Africa
Western Cape
Western Cape (South Africa)
Date:
2003
Topic:
San (African people)--History  Search this
San (African people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)--History  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)--Social life and customs  Search this
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092843

At the Cape of Good Hope : European interactions with the Khoe/San / Patricia W. Romero

Author:
Romero, Patricia W  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Krotoa -1674  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Africa
Cape of Good Hope
Date:
2015
Topic:
Women, Khoikhoi  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)--Relations--Dutch  Search this
Dutch--Relations--Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Call number:
HQ1787 .R65 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097763

Portrait of Two Women (Mixed Blood) Exhibiting Steatopygia n.d

Physical description:
1 photoprint 005 in x 007 in
Culture:
Bushmen  Search this
Hottentot, Grigriqua  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 06027100
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_67012

Portrait of Two Women (Mixed Blood) Exhibiting Steatopygia n.d

Physical description:
1 photoprint 005 in x 007 in
Culture:
Bushmen  Search this
Hottentot, Grigriqua  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 06027200
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_67013

Painting of Sartjee, Hottentot woman wearing face paint, exhibiting steatopygia, smoking pipe, and holding spear circa 1897

Collector:
Abott, Frank Dr  Search this
Physical description:
1 albumen print 003 in x 004 in mounted on 003 in x 004 in
Culture:
Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1897
Local number:
NAA INV 02886200
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Frank Abbott photograph collection of South Africans circa 1897-1899 [Abbott, Frank]
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_72041

The Hottentots

Author:
Becker, Peter 1921-1984  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Namib Desert (Namibia)
Date:
1975
Call number:
GN656 .B42 1875X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_694412

Vanished lifestyles : the early Cape Khoi and San / H.P. Steyn

Author:
Steyn, H. P (Hendrik Pieter)  Search this
Physical description:
104 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
Call number:
DT1768.K56 S74 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_425899

Human subjects as museum objects : a project to make life-casts of "Bushmen" and "Hottentots", 1907-1924 / by Patricia Davison

Author:
Davison, Patricia 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
p. 165-183 : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Africa
Date:
1993
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
DT1768.S36 D26 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_449000

Homo Erectus/Pithecanthropus Femur from Trinil, Java; Femur from a South African Hottentot

Creator:
Cay's Photo Service Agency  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 007 in x 010 in
Culture:
Hottentot  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Local number:
NAA INV 07202900
See more items in:
Division of Physical Anthropology Photograph Collection 1850s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_44715

Object n.d

Physical description:
1 photoprint 002 in x 003 in
Culture:
Hottentot  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 07441500
See more items in:
Division of Physical Anthropology Photograph Collection 1850s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_48974

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