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Fighting kit of Konkombas Northern Territories

Creator:
Gov. Press (Accra)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Konkomba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Fighting kit of Konkombas, Northern Territories."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Gov. Press, Accra."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-23-09
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
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:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
warriors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA GH 2013-001-0397
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo742175f40-a4e5-4a75-bca3-98998cd552ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4637

Eva L. R. Meyerowitz Photographs

Photographer:
Meyerowitz, Eva Levine-Richter, 1899-1994  Search this
Creator:
Meyerowitz, Herbert Vladimir, 1900-1945  Search this
Extent:
88 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35 mm)
268 Copy negatives (black and white, 35 mm)
285 Photographic prints ((0.4 cubic feet; 3 binders), black and white, 8 x 10 inches or smaller)
16 Contact sheets (black and white, 8 1/2 x 11 inches or smaller)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Konkomba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Copy negatives
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Africa
Abomey (Benin)
Umahahya (Nigeria)
Techiman (Ghana)
Benin
Ghana
Nigeria
Date:
circa 1936 - circa 1937
Summary:
This collection consists of negatives and photographic prints taken in 1936 and 1937 by Eva L.R. Meyerowitz in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana. Peoples depicted include the Akan, Fon, Konkomba, and Tallensi and subjects include artisans, blacksmiths, dancing, markets, artwork and objects that were originally displyed in King Bezu's palace in Abomey, potters, shrines, and vernacular architeture.
Scope and Contents:
This collection measures 0.5 cubic feet and consists of negatives and photographs taken by Eva L.R. Meyerowitz in Abomey, Republic of Benin; Umahahya, Nigeria; and Techiman, Ghana. Peoples depicted include the Akan, Fon, Konkomba, and Tallensi. Subjects include artisans; artwork and objects that were originally displyed in King Bezu's palace in Abomey, including sculptures, staffs, applique cloth, and bas-reliefs; blacksmiths; dancing; a Legba shrine; markets, including one in Bohicon, Nigeria; potters; priests and priestesses at Abomey; and vernacular architeture. Individuals depicted include two wives of King Behanzin, Prince Justin Aho, and the only surviving Dahomey Amazon women warriors who had fought against the French in 1894.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged in two series by format:

Series 1: Negatives, 356 items, 0.1 cubic feet (1 box), 1936-1937

Series 2: Photographic Prints, 0.4 cubic feet (3 volumes), circa 1936 - circa 1937
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Berlin, Eva Lewin-Richter Meyerowitz (1899-1994) was an anthropologist and photographer. In 1925 she married sculptor, educator, and British colonial administrator in Africa, Herbert Meyerowitz (1900-1945). They had one child. Eva and Herbert moved to South Africa and collaboratively surveyed the indigenous crafts of the Gold Coast. In South Africa, Herbert taught at Cape Town University and opened an art school. Having moved away from Africa for several years, Meyerowitz returned after World War II and lived for forty years in the Bono-Tekyiman State of Ghana. She was made Queen Mother there in 1950.

Some of Meyerowitz's publications include: The Akan of Ghana (1958); The Divine Kingship in Ghana and Ancient Egypt (1962); and At the Court of an African King (1962).
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:
Tallensi (African people)  Search this
Akan (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Eva L. R. Meyerowitz photographs, EEPA 1987-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1987-009
See more items in:
Eva L. R. Meyerowitz Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo794c9d458-7b99-481b-8765-c030055e31e1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1987-009
Online Media:

Note sur la toponymie des villages Konkomba de la circonscription de Bassari

Author:
Cornevin, Robert 1919-1988  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Togo
Date:
1964
Topic:
Names, Geographical  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Call number:
QH3 .B936b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_804829

History and social organisation

Author:
Tait, David  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Date:
1955
Topic:
Anthropological linguistics  Search this
History  Search this
Historiography  Search this
Call number:
DT510.A1 H67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_752078

Konkomba or Dagomba? / P. D. Strevens

Author:
Strevens, Peter  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1955
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
DT510.A1 H67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_752080

Earth priests and earth shrines among the Konkomba people of northern Ghana

Author:
Zimoń, Henryk  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Physical description:
p. 79-86
Type:
Books
Place:
Ghana
Earth (Planet)
Date:
1995
Topic:
Religious life and customs  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Konkomba shrines  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Konkomba sacred groves  Search this
Sacred groves  Search this
Religious aspects  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Ghana
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_752203

The place of libation in Konkomba ritual

Author:
Tait, David  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Date:
1955
Topic:
Libation  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Konkomba oral tradition  Search this
Call number:
QH3 .B936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_753182

Konkomba / Chris Mullen

Author:
Kreamer, Christine Mullen  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1979
Topic:
Material culture  Search this
Call number:
Z3516.5 .B582
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_753468

Peacebuilding in northern Ghana : cultural themes and ethnic conflict

Author:
Kirby, Jon P. 1945-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Date:
2003
Topic:
Conflict management  Search this
Ethnic conflict  Search this
Culture conflict  Search this
Dagomba  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Call number:
DT512.32 .G57 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_768795

Die materielle Kultur der Konkomba, Kabyé und Lamba in Nord-Togo : ein regionaler Kulturvergleich / Hans Peter Hahn

Author:
Hahn, Hans Peter  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 432 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Togo
Northern Region
Date:
1996
Topic:
Material culture  Search this
Lamba (West African style)  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
DT582.45.K62 H34 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_518437

The Konkomba of northern Ghana [by] David Tait; edited from his published and unpublished writings by Jack Goody. Foreword by Daryll Forde

Author:
Tait, David  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 255 p. illus., group port., maps. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, West
Date:
1961
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT582.42 .T13
DT582.42.T13
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_194521

La tribu Konkomba du nord Togo

Author:
Froelich, J.-C (Jean-Claude)  Search this
Institut français d'Afrique noire  Search this
Physical description:
253, [6] p. illus., 4 plates, maps. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1954
Call number:
DT582 .F76X
DT582.F76X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_52374

Le kinan des Konkomba du Nord-Togo / J. C. Froelich

Author:
Froelich, J.-C (Jean-Claude)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1958
Topic:
Konkomba (African people)--Religion  Search this
Call number:
DT1 .N911
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1057461

Al di là del fiume : storia e antropologia di un confine africano (Ghana e Togo) / Giulia Casentini

Author:
Casentini, Giulia  Search this
Physical description:
242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ghana
Togo
Date:
2015
Topic:
Konkomba (African people)  Search this
Chiefdoms  Search this
Boundaries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063080

Structural change in the N.T.s Gold Coast / D. Tait

Author:
Tait, David -1955 or 1956  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Northern Territories of the Gold Coast
Date:
1955
Topic:
Social change  Search this
Call number:
HN792 .N68
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1068625

Earth shrines and autochthony among the Konkomba of northern Ghana

Author:
Dawson, Allan Charles 1973-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Northern Region
Date:
2009
Topic:
Konkomba shrines  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Konkomba (African people)--Religion  Search this
Konkomba (African people)--Relations--Dagbani (African people)  Search this
Konkomba (African people)--Kings and rulers  Search this
Call number:
BL2400 .S57 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_936085

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