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African Postcard Collection

Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
61 Volumes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Postcards
Place:
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Côte d'Ivoire
Mozambique
Morocco
Mali
Namibia
Rwanda
Niger
Nigeria
Somalia
South Africa
Sierra Leone
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Zimbabwe
Zambia
Uganda
Senegal
Kenya
Liberia
Ghana
Guinea
Mauritania
Madagascar
Malawi
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Gabon
Egypt
Eritrea
Africa
Date:
1898-[ongoing]
Summary:
This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.
Arrangement note:
Arranged by country and topic
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:
Postcards
Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014
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African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-014
Online Media:

Tableaux d'Afrique Avec d'autres femmes Soninkés, Silla Camara décore un mur d'une concession de Djajibinni, Mauritanie

Photographer:
Courtney-Clarke, Margaret, 1949-  Search this
Painter:
Camara, Silla  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Soninke (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mauritania
Mauritania, -- Gorgol Region, -- Djajibine
Date:
circa 1997
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Tableaux d'Afrique; Avec d'autres femmes Soninkés, Silla Camara décore un mur d'une concession de Djajibinni, Mauritanie."
Translated caption reads: "Pictures of Africa; Along with other Soninke women, Silla Camara adorns a wall of a concession at Djajibinni, Mauritania."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "©1992 Margaret Courtney-Clarke et Flammarion 4 - Imprimé en France."
Dated manuscript message on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA MU-03-01
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:
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  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 MU 2008-019-0009
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 29: Mauritania (MU)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6417

Afrique Occidentale Française; Mauritanie Aleg, Bureau des Postes et Télégraphes

Creator:
Penel, L.  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mauritania
Mauritania, -- Brakna Region, -- Aleg
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Afrique Occidentale Française - Mauritanie; Aleg - Bureau des Postes et Télégraphes."
Translated caption reads: "French West Africa - Mauritania; Aleg - Post and Telegraph Office."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Collection L. Penel, Saint-Louis."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MU-35-01
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:
Industry  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  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 MU 2012-001-1590
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 29: Mauritania (MU)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6418

Afrique Occidentale Française; Mauritanie Comment on voyage: Départ d'un Européen avec son Convoi

Creator:
Penel, L.  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mauritania
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Afrique Occidentale Française - Mauritanie; Comment on voyage: Départ d'un Européen avec son Convoi."
Translated caption reads: "French West Africa - Mauritania; How one travels: Departure of a European with his convoy."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Collection L. Penel, Saint-Louis."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MU-47-01
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:
Transportation -- Africa  Search this
Expeditions  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Horses  Search this
Cattle  Search this
Vernacular architecture -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  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 MU 2012-001-1591
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 29: Mauritania (MU)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6419

Eremopogon foveolatus (Delile) Stapf

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Chadeau  Search this
Place:
Entre Ks. El barka et Akchar., Mauritania, Africa
Collection Date:
19 Nov 1910
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Eremopogon foveolatus (Delile) Stapf
Barcode:
04351601
USNM Number:
1112083
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30a1c3af3-920d-4952-8fa1-d2b21689a229
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16197274

Andropogon sp.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Collector unknown  Search this
Place:
Mauritania, Africa
Collection Date:
Jul 1927
Common name:
Oni-sasa-gaya, native language symbols
bluestem
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Andropogon sp.
Barcode:
04347504
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ba4b6e44-f9ea-47e1-9709-f528a52ea653
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16188559

Aristida sp.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
D. E. Harvey  Search this
Place:
Zbeyat., Mauritania, Africa
Collection Date:
29 Mar 1967
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Aristidoideae
Published Name:
Aristida sp.
Barcode:
04217900
USNM Number:
2574419A
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37934d250-cd94-44ef-8441-2cf79b7cc5b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15992883

Morettia sp.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
D. E. Harvey  Search this
Place:
Zbeyat., Mauritania, Africa
Collection Date:
29 Mar 1967
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Brassicales Brassicaceae
Published Name:
Morettia sp.
Barcode:
03763130
USNM Number:
2574414A
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/325b2709d-755f-45db-b956-6a007b856f94
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15184214

Ornament

Object Name:
koloni
Maker:
Soninke artist  Search this
Medium:
Gold-plated silver alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.3 x 4.2 x 0.7 cm (1 5/16 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Mauritania
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Roy and Brigitta Mitchell Collection
Object number:
2010-10-5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys70ff491f7-ce25-44da-9973-1530e5e00acf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2010-10-5

Necklace

Object Name:
bount u sindoné
Maker:
Wolof artist  Search this
Medium:
Gold-plated silver alloy
Dimensions:
Pendant with chain: 88.4 cm (34 13/1 6 in.) Pendant: 10.1 x 9.2 x 2.9 cm (4 x 3 5/8 x 1 1/8 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Senegal
Mauritania
The Gambia
Date:
1930s-1940s
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
floral  Search this
flower  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
Object number:
2012-18-5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys70f73f313-c7af-458a-a73a-024ec3c0a8cb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2012-18-5

Hair ornament

Maker:
Tukulor artist  Search this
Medium:
Gold-plated silver alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 x 1.6 x 0.5 cm (3/4 x 5/8 x 3/16 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Senegal
Mauritania
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
Object number:
2012-18-62
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7bf3bdf4f-624a-4efc-b3ac-68523b035afc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2012-18-62

The Hassaniya-speaking nomads : Tekna, Trarza and Brakna

Author:
Prussin, Labelle  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Mauritania
Trarza (Mauritania)
Date:
1995
Topic:
Tekna  Search this
Brakna  Search this
Nomads  Search this
Tents  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Palanquins  Search this
Saddles  Search this
Litters  Search this
Call number:
NA7461.A1 P78
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_757600

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
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
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  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
Art galleries, Commercial -- France -- Paris  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Africa's new shores : the coasts of present-day Mauritania, Senegal, and Gambia, 1455 / François-Xavier Fauvelle

Author:
Fauvelle-Aymar, François-Xavier  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
C̀à da Mosto, Alvise 1432-1488 Travel  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Atlantic Coast (Africa, West)
Date:
2018
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Portuguese  Search this
Call number:
DT25 .F3813 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113881

Trichodesma zeylanicum (Burm. f.) Aiton

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
Ex herb. A. F. Lang  Search this
Place:
Mauritania, Africa
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Boraginales Boraginaceae Cynoglossoideae
Published Name:
Trichodesma zeylanicum (Burm. f.) Aiton
Barcode:
02902542
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/368cb15a3-3076-429f-8c9b-6be8dc833d64
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14191492

Trichodesma zeylanicum (Burm. f.) Aiton

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
-- Sieber  Search this
Place:
Ins. Mauritü., Mauritania, Africa
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Boraginales Boraginaceae Cynoglossoideae
Published Name:
Trichodesma zeylanicum (Burm. f.) Aiton
Barcode:
02902543
USNM Number:
1559219
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e6a6eec5-a6e4-44d0-84b6-fb509e641ca4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14191493

The trading and transporting of salt, Tombouctou, Mali

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Maure (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Salt from most sources in Africa requires preparation before it can be used or traded. Almost all the salt used by ordinary people in the last five centuries was obtained from local sources. Only the few, particularly rich sources were more intensively exploited and the product traded over distances of up to 1,000 kilometers. The most famous deposits are in the deserts of Mauritania and Mali. After the destruction of Taghaza site (Mali), Taodeni (Mali) took its place and in 1975 was still producing several thousand tons of salt a year. From 16 square kilometers of salt pans, laborers, mainly convicts, mined the salt in 60-kilogram slabs from shallow trenches. Caravans still exported the slabs to Tombouctou." [Vogel J., 1997: Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa, Altamira Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VII-2, 2.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "R 1 Mal. Mali. Timbuctu. Loading salt slabs onto boats. 12/1970. EE. neg.no. VII-2, 2." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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:
Transportation  Search this
Industries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 04967
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Mali
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32047

The trading and transporting of salt, Tombouctou, Mali

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Maure (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Salt from most sources in Africa requires preparation before it can be used or traded. Almost all the salt used by ordinary people in the last five centuries was obtained from local sources. Only the few, particularly rich sources were more intensively exploited and the product traded over distances of up to 1,000kilometers. The most famous deposits are in the deserts of Mauritania and Mali. After the destruction of Taghaza site (Mali), Taodeni (Mali) took its place and in 1975 was still producing several thousand tons of salt a year. From 16 square kilometers of salt pans, laborers, mainly convicts, mined the salt in 60-kilogram slabs from shallow trenches. Caravans still exported the slabs to Tombouctou." [Vogel J., 1997: Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa, Altamira Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VII-2, 1.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "R 1 Mal. Mali. Timbuctu. Loading salt slabs onto boats. 12/1970. EE. neg.no. VII-2, 1." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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:
Transportation  Search this
Industries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 04968
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Mali
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32048

The trading and transporting of salt, Tombouctou, Mali

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Maure (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Salt from most sources in Africa requires preparation before it can be used or traded. Almost all the salt used by ordinary people in the last five centuries was obtained from local sources. Only the few, particularly rich sources were more intensively exploited and the product traded over distances of up to 1,000kilometers. The most famous deposits are in the deserts of Mauritania and Mali. After the destruction of Taghaza site (Mali), Taodeni (Mali) took its place and in 1975 was still producing several thousand tons of salt a year. From 16 square kilometers of salt pans, laborers, mainly convicts, mined the salt in 60-kilogram slabs from shallow trenches. Caravans still exported the slabs to Tombouctou." [Vogel J., 1997: Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa, Altamira Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VII-2, 3.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "R 1 Mal. Mali. Timbuctu. Loading salt slabs onto boats. 12/1970. EE. neg.no. VII-2, 3." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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:
Transportation  Search this
Industries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 04969
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Mali
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32049

The trading and transporting of salt, Tombouctou, Mali

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Maure (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
"Salt from most sources in Africa requires preparation before it can be used or traded. Almost all the salt used by ordinary people in the last five centuries was obtained from local sources. Only the few, particularly rich sources were more intensively exploited and the product traded over distances of up to 1,000kilometers. The most famous deposits are in the deserts of Mauritania and Mali. After the destruction of Taghaza site (Mali), Taodeni (Mali) took its place and in 1975 was still producing several thousand tons of salt a year. From 16 square kilometers of salt pans, laborers, mainly convicts, mined the salt in 60-kilogram slabs from shallow trenches. Caravans still exported the slabs to Tombouctou." [Vogel J., 1997: Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa, Altamira Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VII-2, 5.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "R 1 Mal. Mali. Timbuctu. Loading salt slabs onto boats. 12/1970. EE. neg.no. VII-2, 5." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 04970
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Mali
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32050

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