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Isabel & Ruben Toledo on Kuba Skirt

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-10-31T19:51:57.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Fk2-FZaxgEY

Insect mouthparts form, function, development and performance Harald W. Krenn, editor

Editor:
Krenn, Harald W  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 683 pages color illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
Electronic books
Date:
2019
Topic:
Insects--Morphology  Search this
Insects--Anatomy  Search this
Insectes--Anatomie  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153499

Burroughs, Margaret and DuSable Museum

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1949-circa 1971
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles W. White papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw927053dab-75f8-4821-8e0d-9448653ae1e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitchar-ref52
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
14000 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 Slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Color slides
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Mali
Ghana
Côte d'Ivoire
Benin
Burkina Faso
Egypt
Kenya
Liberia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
South Africa
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Central African Republic
Date:
circa 1935-1978
Summary:
This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of circa 14,000 negatives, 30, 0000 slides, 8,000 photographic prints, and 14 boxes of manuscript materials that date from circa 1945-1978.

The photographs document Eliot Elisofon's travels and work in Africa. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. Artisans shown include an Asante weaver making kente cloth in Ghana; a Dogon carver in Mali making a kanaga mask; an Ebrie goldsmith in Cote d'Ivoire; Hausa dyers in Kano, Nigeria; and Nupe beadmakers in Nigeria; as well as artists at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Kinshasa, Congo. Portraits of leaders include the Asante court at Kumase in Ghana; Ebrie chiefs and notables in Cote d'Ivoire; the timi (king) of Ede, a Yourba town, Nigeria; the emir of Katsina, Nigeria; and the Kuba king and his court in the Congo. There are informal portraits showing children of the Kuba royal court dancing, Fulbe women with gold earrings in Mali, Mangbetu women in the Congo, and Maasai elders in Kenya. Masked dances documented include a Dogon dama festival celebration in Mali, an Igbo festival in Nigeria, and Kuba and Pende masked dancers in the Congo. There are also images of Yoruba gelede (men's association) masks in Nigeria. Non-masked dancers shown include Dan professional acrobatic dancers in Cote d'Ivoire, Irigwe dancers in Nigeria, Mangbetu dancers in the Congo, Mbuti dancers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Wodaabe men dancing in Nigeria. Events shown include Hausa riders in chain mail during the Independence Day celebration in Katsina, Nigeria. Images of art in situ include ancestral altars in the King of Benin's palace in Nigeria; Dogon rock paintings in Mali; and Yoruba Shango shrine sculptures in the palace courtyard of timi (king) of Ede in Nigeria. Landscapes include views of mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Animals shown include birds, buffalos, elephants and giraffes. Traditional architecture shown includes Asante shrine houses with raised wall decorations in Ghana, Dogon villages in Mali and mosques in Mopti.

The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.
Biographical/Historical note:
A photographer best known for his work in Life magazine. Elisofon worked as a free-lance magazine photographer from 1933 to 1937, as a staff photographer for Life from 1933 to 1937 and on photographic assignments for various magazines, including the Smithsonian magazine, from 1942 to 1945. Elisofon traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America documenting the peoples of these lands as well as their arts and environments. A founding member and curatorial associate of the private Museum of African Art, which in 1981 became the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), Elisofon bequeathed his collection of African photographs to the museum when he died in 1973. To honor Elisofon's contribution to the understanding of African art and culture, NMAfA named its archives after him.
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:
Body arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Color slides
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo763575c19-5f10-470a-af8b-75ebd1c82664
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1973-001
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Black African Heritage Audiotapes

Producer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Group W Productions  Search this
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company  Search this
Narrator:
Angelou, Maya  Search this
Davis, Ossie, 1917-2005  Search this
Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006  Search this
Bond, Julian, 1940-2015  Search this
Extent:
64 Sound tape reels (1/4 in., 5 in and 7 in reels)
Culture:
Kuba (Bakuba)  Search this
Pende (Bapende)  Search this
Bambara (African people)  Search this
Dendi (African people)  Search this
Bozo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Place:
Congo River (Congo)
Ruwenzori Mountains (Uganda and Congo)
Niger River
Africa, West
Ghana
Ivory Coast
Date:
1972
Content Description:
These original (64) magnetic audio tapes and reels were created for the Black African Heritage television series, produced by Eliot Elisofon and Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) in 1972. These correspond with the film outtakes and original work prints held in the EEPA 1973-001 Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
These materials were produced by Eliot Elisofon and Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) in 1972, for a four-hour television series called Black African Heritage. The episodes, in order of broadcast date:

1. The Congo, narrated by Julian Bond, focuses on the "heartland of Africa" the equatorial area which encompasses rainforests, grassy plains, volcanoes, the great Congo River, lakes, and the snow-covered Ruwenzori, called the Mountains of the Moon. This episode encounters groups such as the Watusi, Bambenga, the Wagenia, the Bakuba, and the Bapende—and traces African art and history back 1,500 years. 2. The Bend in the Niger, narrated by Ossie Davis, follows one of the continent's great rivers as it flows northward in West Africa from the home of the Bambara group, known for their music, dancing, and sculpture, to Timbuktu, where it turns eastward to the Atlantic Ocean through the home of the Dogon groups, famous for sculpture. Other groups met along the way are the Borora, the horseman of Muslim Hausa, the nomadic Tuaregs, and the Bozo and Dendi people of the Niger River. 3. The Slave Coast, narrated by Maya Angelou, focused on the tradition, cultures, beauty, and history of the people of the rainforest and the coast of West Africa. Watch dancers of Nigeria, examine sculptures made 2000 years ago, listen to the talking drums of Yoruba, see bronze portraits, visit the women warriors once known as Amazon, see golden treasures of Ashanti in Ghana, and marvel at the acrobatic dancers of the Ivory Coast. 4. Africa's Gift, narrated by Gordon Parks, focuses primarily on the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast, their music, and their art. Mongo Santamaria, leading exponent of Afro-Cuban music plays the "Afro-blues." Lionel Hampton and his group play "Glad Hamp," to show the relationship of the vibraphone and the balaphone of the Senufo. Modern jazz star Randy Weston and a trio play a number rooted in the Ashanti music in Ghana.
Related Materials:
Related materials include the Eliot Elisofon Papers and Photography Collection (PH-00066) at the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin, the Time/Life Photographs Archives, and Broadcast programs collection (ACMA.09-037) at the Anacostia Community Museum Archives
Restrictions:
Materials have not yet been digitized and processed for public access.
Topic:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Tuareg (African people)  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Drums  Search this
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Vibraphone  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2020-007
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7f30b2f3e-fefc-4e4d-97a7-196b5dceb0a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2020-007

Colonel Alexis B. McMullen photograph and postcard collection relating to West Africa

Creator:
McMullen, Alexis B. (collector and photographer)  Search this
Photographer:
Zagourski, Casimir  Search this
Extent:
70 Postcards (70 photographic postcards, silver gelatin)
86 Photographic prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mputu (African people)  Search this
Komo (Congolese (Democratic Republic) people)  Search this
West Africans  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Tutsi (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Ghanaians  Search this
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Ngbaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Rwanda
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Kenya
Ghana
Africa, West
Date:
circa 1943-1944
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made and collected by Alexis B. McMullen documenting peoples and culture in West Africa. The images created by McMullen and Captain D. B. McCloskey depict ceremonies at Kibib honoring Ofori Atta, a chief in the Central Province of the Gold Coast; a dance to the god of the sea at Teshi; and fishing boats and equipment. Additionally, the collection contains photographic postcards collected by McMullen and made by Casimir Zagourski, Leopoldville, and Methodist Book Depots, Cape Coast. These show African "types," a Bwake female circumcision ceremony (please note contains graphic images of circumcision), scarification (cicatrization), African animals (including giraffes, elephants, and a hippopotamus), agriculture, dances, and musical instruments. Depicted West African peoples include the Ashanti, Bangala, Banziri, Hausa, Kuba, Kumu, Mangbetu, Mputu and Tutsi.
Biographical/Historical note:
Colonel Alexis B. McMullen participated in American aviation activities for about 50 years. During World War II, he was the commanding officer of a United States Air Corps Air Transport Command (ATC) base in Accra, Ghana (then the Gold Coast).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 90-14
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Air and Space Museum Archives Division holds the Colonel Alexis B. McMullen Collection, 1915-1983, documenting McMullen's aviation career and interests.
Additional Zagourski photographs can be found in the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives in EEPA 1987-0024 and the EEPA Postcard Collection.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ngala (African people)  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Scarification (Body marking)  Search this
Cacao  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Fishing  Search this
female circumcision  Search this
Dance  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Postcards
Citation:
Photo Lot 90-14, Colonel Alexis B. McMullen photograph and postcard collection relating to West Africa, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.90-14
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw309c24635-450a-4122-b084-884789f5231b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-90-14

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Emile Gorlia photographs

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Former owner:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Extent:
258 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
308 Lantern slides (black & white, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
1,446 Photographic prints ((contact prints) (5 vols.), black & white, 6 x 13 cm. or smaller )
46 Photographic prints (black & white, 48 x 58 cm. or smaller.)
556 Negatives (photographic) (glass plate stereographic negatives , black & white, 6 x 13 cm.)
Container:
Item 1
Disk 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Stereographs
Glass negatives
Place:
Africa
Brazzaville (Congo)
Matadi (Congo)
Tanganyika, Lake
Kalemie (Congo)
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Lusambo (Congo)
Kinshasa (Congo)
Date:
1909-1958
bulk 1909-1928
Summary:
Photographs taken by Judge Emile E.O. Gorlia during five journeys through the Belgian Congo and two vacation leaves, one in Belgium and one in the Canaries Islands, 1909-1928 and at the World Exposition in Brussels (1958). The collection dates from 1909-1958.

His first mission was from January 1910 to January 1912; the second, from February 1915 to March 1917; the third, from December 1917 to April 1920; the fourth, from November 1920 to February 1923 and, the fifth, from March 1926 to December 1928. For his first four missions at Lusambo in the Kasai province, district of Sankuru, Emile Gorlia was acting as an alternate to the public officer at one of the seven tribunals of first instance. During his fifth and final mission, he was promoted as president of the Court at Albertville in the ditrict of Katanga.

Judge E.O. Gorlia was a keen amateur photographer with the advantage of not only traveling extensively around the state but also with the privilege of being able to afford the time and money to produce a prolific number of images. His images illustrate with great detail the full experience of a government official in mission in the Belgian Congo, starting in Antwerp at the pier of this Belgian harbor and taking up his duties at Lusambo, an administrative town in the hearth of th Belgian congo. The majority of images are of the following Belgian Congo districts, Lower Congo, Kassai, Sankuru, and Katanga. They include the cities of Banana, Boma, Matadi, Leopoldville (now Kinshasa), Lusambo, Luebo, Dilolo, Albertville (now Kalemie) in the Belgian Congo, Brazzaville in the French Equatorial africa, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Tabora and Kigoma in tanganyika, Dakar in Senegal, Conakry in Guinea, Freetown in Sierra Leone, Port Said in Egypt and finally Casablanca in Morocco. There are also images of villages scenes and portraits of the Tetela, Songye, Luba, Kanioka, Lunda, Chokwe, Pende, Bangala and Kuba.

Also included are images of the natural environment as the Congo river, the Kasai and Sankuru rivers, the banks of Lake Tanganyika and the savanna-woodland of the western part of the Katanga district as well as as the south part of the Sankuru region.
Arrangement note:
Arranged chronologically by trip.
Restrictions:
Collection digitized and available online. 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:
Congo -- Description and Travel -- 1881-1950  Search this
Congo -- History -- 1908-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Stereographs
Photographic prints
Glass negatives
Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo723e5ab83-3381-4e55-b672-1a04694c9d98
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1977-001
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Roy Sieber photographs

Photographer:
Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001  Search this
Names:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Extent:
65 Slides (photographs) ((dupes), color)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Asante (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Color slides
Place:
Mali
Africa
Benin
Cameroon
Ghana
Date:
circa 1965
Summary:
Photographs taken by Roy Sieber. Images of African textile and the dyeing and weaving processes. Objects depicted include Asante Kente cloth, Hausa embroidered pants, Jukun tie-dye waist cloth, a Kuba hat, Yoruba indigo dye and a Zulu cloak, as well as akwete cloth from Nigeria, an appliqué dress from Cameroon, an appliqué robe from Ghana, cloth from Dahomey (now Benin) and dye pots from Ede. People portrayed include a Dogon dancer, Kajiado warriors with spears and shields, a weaver making cloth, and women dyeing cloth with indigo.
Arrangement note:
Images indexed by negative number.
Biographical / Historical:
Early American historian of African art Roy Sieber (1923-2001) is considered the founder of the discipline of African art history in the United States. He graduated from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1949, earned his M.A. at the University of Iowa (1951) and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University (1951), where he taught art history from 1950 to 1962. He joined Indiana University as an associate professor in 1962, one of the original scholars in the University's nascent African Studies Program as the Rudy Professor of Fine Arts. Sieber worked as the Associate Director for Collections and Research at the National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian Institution) from 1983 to 1993, where he was responsible for evaluating collection research and developing acquisition standards. Sieber received the first Leadership Award from the Arts Council of the African Studies Association in 1986.

Througout his career Sieber produced significant publications and served as lecturer and visiting professor at several universities in Africa as well as the United States. He was a member of the American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council Joint Committee on Africa between 1963 and 1971 and later the African Studies Association and the primitive art advisory committee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Dyes and dyeing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-011
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b5f7def7-277c-4148-b757-777eeb5d12ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-011

William Brill photographs

Collector:
Brill, William, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
479 Photographic prints (object copy prints; black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
17 Photocopies
Note:
Located offsite at Iron Mountain (box 97464370).
Culture:
Loma (African people)  Search this
Makonde (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Punu (African people)  Search this
Asante (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Luba (African people)  Search this
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Baule (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Bassa (Liberian and Sierra Leone people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photocopies
Place:
Mali
Africa
Cameroon
Nigeria
Date:
circa 1983
Summary:
This collection is comprised of photographs collected by William W. Brill to document his personal collection of African art objects, which primarily contains masks, sculpted figures, and tools.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of photographs collected by William W. Brill to document his personal collection of African art objects, which primarily contains masks, sculpted figures, and tools. Masks documented are from the following peoples: Hemba, Lulua, Makonde, and Bbagani. Sculptural figures shown were created by the following groups: Bassa, Dogon, Kulango, Kuyu, Loma, Luba, Lunda, Punu, and Tabwa. Other objecs shown include an Asante comb, Asante royal staff, Baule animal head, Bete heddle pulley, Chokwe comb, Ijo staff, Kuba headrest, Lele staff, Ndengese axe handle, Senufo ceremonial container, Senufo wine strainer, Yela staff, Yoruba house post, Zulu comb, and Zulu hunter's staff. There are also images of musical instruments including bells, flutes, and rhythm pounders from Cameroon, Mali, Nigeria, and Zaire. Photographers represented include Tony Fitsch, Al Mozell and Bernard Pierre Wolff.
Biographical / Historical:
William W. Brill (1918-2003) received a B.A. from Yale University and was the president of the Mutual Real Estate Investment Trust in New York. He started collecting African art around 1960 and has donated several art objects to museums.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
For study purposes only. Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
William Brill Photographs, EEPA 1985-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-001
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7c9dda2a6-088c-4859-a81a-c36ea1fed79e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-001

Eliot Elisofon Art photographs

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
5,000 Photographic prints ((10 boxes), b&w, 14 x 11 in. or smaller)
Container:
Box 1
Box 2
Box 3
Box 4
Box 5
Box 6
Box 7
Box 8
Box 9
Box 10
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Kyaman (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mali
Côte d'Ivoire
Nigeria
Ghana
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Tanzania
Date:
1942-1972
Summary:
Photographs taken by Eliot Elisofon in Africa and in European and American museums and collections during his extensive travels from 1942 through 1972. African kingdoms and peoples represented include Afo, Anyi, Asante, Atie, Baga, Bamana, Baule, Bembe, Benin, Bobo, Boki, Bozo, Chamba, Chokwe, Dan, Dinka, Dogon, Ebrie, Efik, Ejagham, Hausa, Ibibio, Idoma, Ife, Igbo-Ukwu, Ijo, Jenne, Jukun, Kamba, Kissi, Kom, Kongo, Kono, kota, Kpelle, Kuba, Kuyu, Kwele, Lega, Lobi, Loma, Lozi, Luba, Lulua, Lunda, Mambila, Mende, Mossi, Nalu, Ndebele, Ngbaka, Ngoni, Nok, Nupe, Nyamwezi, Pende, Suku, Susu, Tabwa, Teke, Temne, Tetela, Tiv, Tuareg, Urhobo, Vai, Woyo, Yaka, Yoruba, and Zande.
Arrangement note:
Images indexed by negative number.
Biographical/Historical note:
A photographer best known for his work in Life magazine. Elisofon worked as a free-lance magazine photographer from 1933 to 1937, as a staff photographer for Life from 1933 to 1937 and on photographic assignments for various magazines, including the Smithsonian magazine, from 1942 to 1945. Elisofon traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America documenting the peoples of these lands as well as their arts and environments. A founding member and curatorial associate of the privately owned Museum of African Art, which in 1981 became the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), Elisofon bequeathed his collection of African photographs to the museum when he died in 1973.
General note:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
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:
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-002
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo755092bcc-38a9-49ae-b017-f79a608f4a5f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1973-002

Texas Polish Roots

Producer:
Strachwitz, Chris  Search this
Recorder:
Garza, Ignacio  Search this
Artist:
Marshall, Brian  Search this
Performer:
Marshall, Brian  Search this
Tex-Slavik Playboys  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
Texas
United States
Houston (Tex.)
Date:
1997
Contents:
1 Helena Polka Public Domain [1] 2:56 2 Panni Matka (Mother in Law Waltz) Public Domain [1] 2:27 3 Kujawiak (Province of Kujawa) Public Domain [1] 1:39 4 Chappell Hill Drive Public Domain [1] 2:30 5 Going Home Public Domain [1] 2:59 6 Tatusiu (Daddy's) Waltz Unknown 2:52 7 Clear Water Public Domain [1] 2:26 8 4-Step Public Domain [1] 2:18 9 Z Padla Z Wisne (She Fell Out of a Cherry Tree) Public Domain [1] 2:41 10 John Mushinski's Waltz Public Domain [1] 2:11 11 Garden Rose Polka Public Domain [1] 2:53 12 Chappell Hill Special Public Domain [1] 2:22 13 Martha Polka Public Domain [1] 2:47 14 Na Weselu Polka (At the Wedding) Public Domain [1] 2:33 15 Kuba's Wedding Waltz Public Domain [1] 2:50 16 Moravia Polka Mark Halata 2:32 17 Walking Cane Waltz Public Domain [1] 3:41 18 In the Barn Waltz Public Domain [1] 2:55 19 Czum Czi, Rum Czum Polka (La Dee da-Dee da!) Public Domain [1] 2:38 20 Galicia Waltz Public Domain [1] 2:39 21 Siwi Kon (Gray Horse) Public Domain [1] 3:00 22 [Untitled Track] 2:48
Track Information:
101 Helena Polka / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

102 Panni Matka (Mother in Law Waltz) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

103 Kujawiak (Province of Kujawa) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

104 Chappell Hill Drive (polka) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

105 Going Home (oberek) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

106 Tatusio Waltz (Daddy's Waltz) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

107 Clear Water / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

108 4-Step / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

109 Z Padla Z Wisne (She Fell Out of a Cherry Tree) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

110 John Mushinski's Waltz / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

111 Rose Garden Polka / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

112 Chappell Hill Special (waltz) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

113 Martha Polka / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

114 Na Weselu Polka (At the Wedding) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

115 Kuba's Wedding Waltz / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

116 Moravia Polka (Mark Halata) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

117 Walking Cane Waltz / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

118 In the Barn Waltz / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

119 Czum Czi Rum Czum Polka (La Dee Da-Dee Da!) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

120 Galicia Waltz (oberek) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

121 Siwi Kon (Gray Horse) (polka) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.

122 Beczka Waltz (Barrel Waltz) / Tex-Slavik Playboys, Brian Marshall. Fiddle,Guitar,Clarinet,Saxophone,Accordion.
Local Numbers:
FP-ARH-CD-0192-7

Arhoolie.464
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
El Cerrito, CA Arhoolie 1997
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Houston (Tex.), United States, Texas.
General:
Polkas and waltzes sung in Polish. The songs on this collection can be traced back to the Polish immigrants who settled in Chappell Hill and Bremond, Texas, in the late 1800s. Recorded and mixed: first part at Southwest Recordings (Houston) and second part at Garza Sound Studio (Houston). Compact disc. Program notes (6 p.) inserted in container. Performer(s): Brian Marshall & his Tex-Slavik Playboys: Dennis Bielamowicz, guitar; Mark Rubin, bass; Faustyn Langowski, clarinet, sax; Chuck Bolin, drums; Mark Halata, accordion; Phillip Berger, rhythm guitar.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. For Research Only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Polka (Dance)  Search this
Violin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Clarinet  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.ARHO, Item FP-ARH-CD-0192-7
See more items in:
Arhoolie Records Business Records and Audio Recordings
Arhoolie Records Business Records and Audio Recordings / Audio Recordings / CD
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk502eb0dbc-69cd-43c1-b86f-4eb1e1feb61e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-arho-ref774

Native arts of North America, Africa, and the South Pacific : an introduction / George A. Corbin

Author:
Corbin, George A  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 313 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some color); 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Art  Search this
Indigenous art  Search this
Call number:
N5311.C67 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_344664

Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas selected readings edited with critical introductory essays by Janet Catherine Berlo, Lee Anne Wilson

Author:
Berlo, Janet Catherine  Search this
Wilson, Lee Anne  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 392 pages illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Afrika
Ozeanien
Amerika
Date:
1993
Topic:
Art  Search this
Ethnic art  Search this
Art primitif  Search this
Art ethnique  Search this
Kunst  Search this
Call number:
N5311.A78 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450103

Fiber Cap With Metal Pin

Donor Name:
Rev. William T. Mulcay  Search this
Culture:
Kuba  Search this
Object Type:
Hat / Pin
Place:
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
Accession Date:
29 Jul 1948
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
179819
USNM Number:
E386681-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35aba4d06-e8b8-4a7f-b053-fe2db43c703c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8420709

Beaded Cap

Collector:
Charles W. Boise  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Richard Cifelli  Search this
Culture:
Kuba  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
Accession Date:
1 Jul 1966
Collection Date:
1910 to 1914
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
267819
USNM Number:
E404711-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/383ab0a78-b29e-4676-b0a5-f195f67006ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8434323
Online Media:

Beaded Cap

Collector:
Charles W. Boise  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Richard Cifelli  Search this
Culture:
Kuba  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
Accession Date:
1 Jul 1966
Collection Date:
1910 to 1914
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
267819
USNM Number:
E404712-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f575095f-7bfc-4070-bbcc-202b0ceffebc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8434324

Woven Cap

Donor Name:
Lt. U S N Emory H. Taunt  Search this
Culture:
Kuba  Search this
(Ba Kuba)  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Kasai River, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Not Certain) / Angola (Not Certain), Africa
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1888
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
020681
USNM Number:
E129943-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/319c0f131-5243-4144-8a85-e4a4d7e12e0b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8336373

Cap

Donor Name:
Rev. D W. Snyder  Search this
Culture:
Kuba  Search this
(Ba Kuba)  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Kasai River, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Not Certain) / Angola (Not Certain), Africa
Accession Date:
10 Oct 1896
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
031155
USNM Number:
E175905-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3490863e2-9883-4e7e-84ad-0e9fb12489cb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8351234

Cap

Collector:
Rev. Samuel P. Verner  Search this
Donor Name:
Rev. Samuel P. Verner  Search this
Culture:
Bantu  Search this
Bakuba  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Kasai River (upper), Democratic Republic of the Congo (not certain) / Angola (not certain), Africa
Accession Date:
20 Nov 1899
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
035839
USNM Number:
E204422-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b22dbacd-e79d-48ca-9421-6db581c2c790
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8356541

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