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African Travel Footage

Collection Creator:
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975  Search this
Extent:
4 Film reels (2 hours 6 minutes, black-and-white silent; 3428 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1927-1928
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot while Travis was on sabbatical leave from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Film documents his travels along the "Cape-to-Cairo" route begun by Cecil Rhodes. Footage includes: street scenes in Cape Town and indigenous dwellings along the South African train route; street scenes in Mombassa, Kenya; Mt. Kilamanjaro in Tanganyika (Tanzania); Hindu stone masons in Nairobi, Kenya; scenes in the Kikuyu Native Reserve; a Lumbwa harvest dance and Christmas service; Tutsi war dance at Billingyama, Ruanda; Africans (probably Banyoro) poling canoes on Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda; colonial labor parties on roadwork in the Belgian Congo (Zaire); Manbetu chief in feathered headdress at Ekibondi Village; Pygmy dance sequences; Congo elephant farm at Dungu, Belgian Congo; and street scenes and bazaars in Cairo, Egypt.

Legacy Keywords: Dancing ceremonies Kenya Congo ; Drumming Matabele Bira Mangbetu Rhodesia Belgian Congo ; Meals cooking South Africa ; Houses African house types ; Markets marketwomen Kenya Egypt ; Housebuilding African European ; Boats dugouts Lake Bunyoni ; Masonry Hindi masons Nairobi ; Garb ethnic Massai Kikuyu Mangbetu ; Adornment ear ornamentation Kikuyu ; Hair treatment of Massai Mangbetu ; Tea harvesting of plantations Kenya ; Cattle animal husbandry Nilotic ; Feathers use of in headdress Lumbwa Kenya ; Weapons spears Massai Lumbwa ; Musical instruments drums horns Lumbwa ; Smoking pipes Ruanda ; Roads construction of by natives Belgium Congo ; Mutilation lip discs Ubangi ; Elephants training of Congo Elephant Farm ; Streets bazzar Cairo ; Architecture Cairo ; Ceremony Mangbetu Bira Belgian Congo ; Language and culture; Cape Town (South Africa) ; Nairobi (Kenya) ; Dungi, Belgium Congo ; Lake Bunyoni, Ruanda ; Mt. Kilamanjaro, Kenya ; Lake Chihaffi, Ruanda ; Mufumbiro Mountains ; Billingyana, Belgian Congo ; Ekibondi (village), Belgian Congo ; Cairo (Egypt) ; Africa ; Hindi Nairobi ; Masai (African people) ; Lumbwa ; Wattusi ; Ubangi
Local Number:
HSFA 1989.17.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Paul Travis films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Paul Travis films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc90542addb-0169-474a-958b-b962c24a3a79
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1989-17-ref1

Unidentified African Development Story

Collection Creator:
National Film and Sound Archive (Australia)  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (13 minutes, black-and-white silent)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1920s
Scope and Contents:
Edited film with intertitles. Depicts early development of areas of East Africa. Shows clearing of forested land, dams, and fields of sisal hemp plants. Scenes of African workers in the hemp mills, game animals on the Akamba Game Reserve, the ""Ugonda railroad"". Footage also includes shots of non-westernized Africans with tall headdresses and zebra-striped shields. Scenes in the "native" campsites with cattle, women smoking.

Legacy Keywords: Agriculture clearing burning Africa ; Developement Africa ; Dams Africa ; Dance dancing Africa ; Camp Africa ; Cordage rope preparation manufacture sisal hemp Africa ; Fauna giraffe monkey zebra Africa ; Game preserves Akamba Game Reserve Africa ; Headdresses headgear Africa ; Railway Ugonda Railroad Africa ; Weaponry shields Africa ; Africa ; East Africa ; Zulu (African people) ; Masai (African people)
Local Number:
HSFA 1994.14.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Film and Sound Archive of Australia films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9c9be95ca-d13f-4a61-bddc-f0d81f47a520
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1989-09-ref10

The Masai

Collection Collector:
Casselton, Harold "Rusty", 1954-1970  Search this
Larson, Ted M., 1940-2000  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (14 minutes, black-and-white silent; 374 feet, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1929
Scope and Contents:
Edited film produced by Pathe Science Series in cooperation with Harvard University's Department of Anthropology. The film depicts variations in the phenotype of the Masai and illustrates facets of their cultural ecology as a cattle herding people. Film includes: subsistence activities such as milking and drawing blood from cattle, women plastering habitations with cattle dung, men in headruffs demonstrating styles of communal dance, and contrasting forms of body ornamentation for men and women.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Cattle animal husbandry Nilotic ; Herding cattle milking ; Architecture, Domestic ; Dancing Africa ; Body marking Africa ; Adornment ; Masai (African people) ; Pathe Science Series
Local Number:
HSFA 1988.16.7
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Harold Casselton and Ted Larson films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Harold Casselton and Ted Larson films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc959fdbec6-2ae2-4ef5-a7cc-6b1137a92ec5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1988-16-ref6

Footage of Africa

Collection Creator:
Freeman, Ethel Cutler, 1886-1972  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (40 minutes, color silent; 1600 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1949-1950
Scope and Contents:
Footage records a family trip from Capetown, South Africa, through Uganda, Nyasaland (Malawi) and the Congo, to Cairo, Egypt. Footage of ethnographic interest includes: street vendors and rickshaw boys in Capetown, a Zulu wedding and a Zulu Zionist congregation, Mbuti Pygmies at a temporary village camp in the Ituri Forest, Watusi dancers at a colonial outpost, and Masai herders in Kenya. Also included are: wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park, the Kabaka royal tombs of the Baganda at Kasubi, Lake Edward, Semwaki Valley, and the Ruwenzori Mountains in Uganda; Sudan; Nile Valley; and Cairo. Other locations of interest include: Table Mountain, Cape Town, Kruger Park in South Africa and Limbe (Blantyre), Nyasaland.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Ceremony crossing the equator ; Vendors Cape Town, South Africa ; Food preparation stamping grain ; Weddings Zulu South Africa ; Musical instruments drums string harps ; Dance Zulu Watusi Mbuti ; Markets Kenay Uganda Egypt ; Zulu (African people) ; Masai (African people) Kenya ; Mbuti (African people) Ituri Forest ; Watusi Ruwanda
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1986.11.8
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Ethel Cutler Freeman films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Ethel Cutler Freeman films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9b4a4bba2-d637-4e33-ba6d-e45903331b95
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1986-11f-ref1

Frederick Burnham films of Eastern and Southern Africa

Names:
Burnham, Frederick Russell, 1861-1947  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (35 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1,200 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogs
Silent films
Place:
Africa, East
Africa, Southern
Cape Town (South Africa)
Durban (South Africa)
Date:
1929
Scope and Contents:
Footage from the Frederick Russell Burnham family trip to southern and eastern Africa in 1929.

Footage shot of travels in South Africa, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Zambia and eastern Africa. The trip attempts to retraces Frederick Russel Burnham's earlier trip to Africa in 1893 as a scout for British mining interests. Shots of urban Cape Town, Durban, and Bulawayo and various scenic-historic locations including sites such as the burial place of Cecil Rhodes, the ruins of Great Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls. Ethnographic footage includes scenes of "rickshaw" drivers in native costumes and headdresses, Zulu (or Matebele?) miners performing a communal dance and mule and oxen trains from the South African mines; Masai (?) tribesmen in native dance. Shots of Safari camp and abundant wildlife.

Legacy keywords: Houses colonial ; Mining mule trains ox trains ; Transportation "rickshaws" ; Dress traditional dress headdress ; Markets urban ; Dancing tribesmen ; Miners emigrant tribesmen ; Monuments Cecil Rhodes ; Boats as transportation ; Herding goats ; Ruins archeological ; Language and culture ; Africa ; South Africa ; Cape Town (South Africa) ; Durban (South Africa) ; Zimbabwe ; Zimbabwe ; Kenya ; Victoria Falls ; Tangyanyika ; Zulu (African people) ; Masai (African people) ; Metabele (NDabele)

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1985.4.1
Provenance:
Received from Frederick R. Burnham II in 1985.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Safaris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travelogs
silent films
Identifier:
HSFA.1985.04
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9c74fead8-d5f1-40d1-9c51-805e7cf59d66
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1985-04

Group of Men in Costume with Ornaments and Wood Staff, Near Wood and Thatch Building

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology. Division of Physical Anthropology  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (003 in x 005 in)
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.07443200
Local Note:
Received, July 15, 1930
Black and white photoprint on postcard
Place:
Kenya
Genre/Form:
Photographs
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Division of Physical Anthropology Photograph Collection
Division of Physical Anthropology Photograph Collection / Negritos / Negritos Unspecified
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-8-ref7574

Africa Inland Mission collection

Names:
Africa Inland Mission  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Extent:
147 photographs
3 volumes (books)
43 postcards
Container:
Item EEPA.2008-003
Culture:
Kamba (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Masai (African people)  Search this
Swahili (African people)  Search this
Somali (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Postcards
Photographs
Books
Place:
Port Said (Egypt)
Victoria, Lake
Nairobi (Kenya)
Mombassa (Kenya)
Kenya
Africa, East
Africa
Date:
circa 1905-1978 (bulk 1905-1920)
bulk 1900-1920
Summary:
This collection contains 147 photographic prints and 43 postcards from East Africa (circa 1907-circa 1914), especially Kijobe, which depict the activities of the Africa Inland Mission; Theodore Roosevelt's safari in 1909; views of Nairobi, Mombasa, Port Said, Lake Victoria and other landscapes; and portraits of Maasai, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kavirondo, Akawba, Gikuyu, Somali and Swahili coast peoples. Missionaries pictured include Hetz, Hurlburt, and Wallace, who is listed as photographer on many of the prints. The collection also contains 3 paperback books, published by Africa Inland Mission, which describe the history of the organization and the experiences of its missionaries: Faster Beats the Drum (1978), Another Hand on Mine (1975) and Gardens of Miracles (1976).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in four series:

Series 1: Locations

Series 2: Cultures

Series 3: Other

Series 4: Publications
Biographical / Historical:
The Africa Inland Mission (AIM) is a non-denominational Christian missionary organization that focuses on Africa. The organization was founded in 1895 by Scottish-American missionary Peter Cameron Scott of the International Missionary Alliance. Scott and his fellow missionaries arrived in Mombasa in October of 1895 and within a year had established four missions in Kenya. Scott's untimely death in 1896 almost led to the dissolution of AIM, but support from the Philadelphia Missionary Council and a new director in the person of Rev. Charles Hurlburt reinvigorated the project. In 1909 a station was set up in what was then German East Africa (Tanzania) and in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt intervened on behalf of his friend Hurlburt to persuade the Belgian government to allow the mission to establish a station in the Congo. Today, AIM operates in 13 countries in Central and Southern Africa.
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:
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Safaris  Search this
Missionaries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Postcards
Photographs
Books
Citation:
Africa Inland Mission Collection, EEPA 2008-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2008-003
See more items in:
Africa Inland Mission collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2008-003

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