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Thomas Weir photographs

Photographer:
Weir, Thomas  Search this
Names:
Tubman, William V.S., 1895-1971  Search this
Extent:
48 Photographic prints ((1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
2330 Slides (photographs) ((2 v.), color)
Container:
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Culture:
Kru (African people)  Search this
Bassa (Liberian and Sierra Leone people)  Search this
Vai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Color slides
Black-and-white photographs
Picture postcards
Place:
Monrovia (Liberia)
Liberia
Africa
Date:
1960-1966
Summary:
Photographs taken by Thomas Weir in Liberia to document Liberian culture, 1960-1966. The photographs document the architecture, arts, events and peoples of Liberia, particularly the Bassa, Kru and Vai. Activities documented include blacksmithing, ivory carving, the making of a dugout canoe, pottery, market vending and basket and cloth weaving. Architectural images include government ministries, hospitals, schools and numerous street scenes in Monrovia, as well as Bassa houses and villages. Art works depicted include paintings on houses and signs, as well as paintings, sculptures and textiles created as tourist art. Events documented include official government ceremonies with staged indigenous dances; rituals in villages such as young members of the female sande society returning from the initiation camp; and visits by foreign heads of state such as Queen Elizabeth II and Josip Broz Tito of Yoguslavia. Liberians portrayed include President William V.S. Tubman and the people of Monrovia and other towns.
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:
Color slides
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Picture postcards
Identifier:
EEPA.1987-001
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Thomas Weir photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7bd68db8f-8db3-4709-b3de-e0e62f818a11
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1987-001

Cap

Donor Name:
No Information  Search this
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Cap
Place:
Liberia (not certain), Africa (not certain)
Accession Date:
1991
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
999999
USNM Number:
ET1083-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/318475303-177e-4f9b-9be3-061d49979b1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8492965

Amulet

Collector:
Mr. Mauve  Search this
Donor Name:
Mr. Mauve  Search this
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Amulet
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
14 Mar 1867
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
67A00020
USNM Number:
E4966-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cc8add36-678e-4589-9387-d68a2a99a701
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8467845
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Kroo's Provision Box

Collector:
Prof John Cassin  Search this
Donor Name:
Prof John Cassin  Search this
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Box
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
7 Mar 1867
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
67A00017
USNM Number:
E4803-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ffa02df1-d7ab-462a-b69f-bb8e86895dc5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8466436
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Clay Balls, Used As Charms Or Medicine

Collector:
Prof John Cassin  Search this
Donor Name:
Prof John Cassin  Search this
Culture:
Kru  Search this
(Kroomen)  Search this
Object Type:
Ball
Place:
Côte d'Ivoire / Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
7 Mar 1867
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
67A00017
USNM Number:
E4805-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3baac7103-100e-4a9d-88e2-061d32b66976
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8466440
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Antelope Horn, African Charm

Collector:
Prof John Cassin  Search this
Donor Name:
Prof John Cassin  Search this
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Charm
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
7 Mar 1867
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
67A00017
USNM Number:
E4807-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/398831af1-751b-4e8e-82d5-2f709bc1afc8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8466448
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Water Spirit Ring

Collector:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Donor Name:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Diameter - Object:
19.5 cm
Height - Object:
5.6 cm
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Ring
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
15 Apr 1991
Collection Date:
1960's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370726
USNM Number:
E425145-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/397c37df1-1892-4e6b-940f-54e062cc1e71
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8458293

Water Spirit Ring

Collector:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Donor Name:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Diameter - Object:
19 cm
Height - Object:
5.5 cm
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Ring
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
15 Apr 1991
Collection Date:
1960's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370726
USNM Number:
E425146-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38814356e-2ff3-4a7c-b836-aa87cd1e2d1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8458294

Water Spirit Ring

Collector:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Donor Name:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Diameter - Object:
23 cm
Height - Object:
5.5 cm
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Ring
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
15 Apr 1991
Collection Date:
1960's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370726
USNM Number:
E425147-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35cb1cbe8-7854-4aec-8885-f449a818823c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8458295

Water Spirit Ring

Collector:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Donor Name:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Diameter - Object:
17.5 cm
Height - Object:
4.6 cm
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Ring
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
15 Apr 1991
Collection Date:
1960's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370726
USNM Number:
E425148-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/344dab7be-4c6b-4bac-85ef-c9324f4b09c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8458296

Water Spirit Ring

Collector:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Donor Name:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Diameter - Object:
12 cm
Height - Object:
3 cm
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Ring
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
15 Apr 1991
Collection Date:
1960's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370726
USNM Number:
E425149-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32b9ae6a6-6685-4dba-abbf-a3fa1eddd91b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8458297

Water Spirit Ring

Collector:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Donor Name:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Diameter - Object:
11 cm
Height - Object:
2 cm
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Ring
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
15 Apr 1991
Collection Date:
1960's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370726
USNM Number:
E425150-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3589fac0d-e151-49e6-a74a-411a22bece5f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8458298

Water Spirit Ring

Collector:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Donor Name:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Diameter - Object:
11 cm
Height - Object:
2 cm
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Ring
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
15 Apr 1991
Collection Date:
1960's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370726
USNM Number:
E425151-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/347e120ee-db97-46ba-9ae1-160543246328
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8458299

Water Spirit Ring

Collector:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Donor Name:
Philip Abrams  Search this
Diameter - Object:
6.5 cm
Height - Object:
1.5 cm
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Ring
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
15 Apr 1991
Collection Date:
1960's
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370726
USNM Number:
E425152-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c84b7d83-f3b0-4d2b-9788-91a6a26e838e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8458300

Medicine

Donor Name:
Nigel O. Wolff  Search this
Culture:
Kran  Search this
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Medicine
Place:
Swedru, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
29 Mar 1971
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
293427
USNM Number:
E413227-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3928adcf5-a2bc-4cde-af21-530fd9afc107
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8444145

Medicine

Donor Name:
Nigel O. Wolff  Search this
Culture:
Kran  Search this
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Medicine
Place:
Swedru, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
29 Mar 1971
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
293427
USNM Number:
E413228-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33aab686f-d938-45a4-8f5c-d68f360d18ac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8444146

Mortar For Snuff, Pestle, Spatula

Donor Name:
Nigel O. Wolff  Search this
Culture:
Kran  Search this
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Mortar/Pestle / Spatula
Place:
Swedru, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
29 Mar 1971
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
293427
USNM Number:
E413229-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b150e3d1-ee6a-4d22-8eb9-f72db475831a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8444147

Cap

Donor Name:
Charles C. Roberts  Search this
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
31 Mar 1938
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
147262
USNM Number:
E378979-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c5d0a2f7-798b-454b-984f-eb0553394f89
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8415213
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Dancing Belt

Donor Name:
Charles C. Roberts  Search this
Culture:
Kru  Search this
Object Type:
Belt
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
20 Oct 1933
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
126102
USNM Number:
E368054-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30de9fbf1-e16f-4e13-8006-8219bf8d988e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8411523
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Wooden Paddle

Donor Name:
Charles C. Roberts  Search this
Culture:
Kru  Search this
(Kroo)  Search this
Object Type:
Paddle
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
17 Dec 1928
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
098913
USNM Number:
E341624-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/327d2c7c1-7b34-440a-9c85-c3d300b76ce5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8401679
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