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Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection

Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
circa 11000 Negatives (photographic) (black and white and color, 2.5 x 2.5 inches or smaller)
circa 5000 Photographic prints (silver gelatin, black and white, 8 x 10 inches or smaller)
circa 20 Linear feet (Manuscript Materials)
5.4 Linear feet (Office Files)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Xhosa (African people)  Search this
Swazi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Place:
Botswana
Lesotho
South Africa
Swaziland
Africa
Date:
1900-1997
Summary:
The collection dates from 1900 to 1997 and mostly includes images taken in South Africa. The images document the peoples of South Africa, particularly the Loved, Ndebele, San, Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu peoples. Locations photographed include Basutoland (now Lesotho), Bechuanaland (now Botswana), Johannesburg, Natal, Pretoria, Soweto, Swaziland, Transkei, Transvaal, the Umzimkulu Valley and Zululand. Manuscript and office files include clippings, correspondence, exhibition announcements, invitations and reviews, notes, essays, receipts, and other materials that document Larrabee's career, family history, and personal life.
Scope and Contents:
The collection dates from 1900 to 1997 and mostly includes images taken in South Africa. The images document the peoples of South Africa, particularly the Lovedu, Ndebele, San, Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu peoples. Locations photographed include Basutoland (now Lesotho), Bechuanaland (now Botswana), Johannesburg, Natal, Pretoria, Soweto, Swaziland, Transkei, Transvaal, the Umzimkulu Valley and Zululand.

Notable people photographed include Noel Coward, Gwen Ffangcon Davies, Athol Fugard, Nadine Gordimer, Norman Hackforth, Freida Lock, Ivor Novello, Alan Paton, Alexis Preller, Gerard Sekoto, and Marda Vanne.

The manuscript materials and office files are comprised of clippings, correspondence, exhibition announcements, invitations and reviews, notes, essays, receipts, and other manuscript materials that document Larrabee's career, family history, and personal life.
Arrangement:
Arranged by format into 3 series:

Series 1: Photographs, circa 1936-circa 1988

Series 2: Manuscript Materials, circa 1936-circa 1996

Series 3: Office Files, 1900-1997
Biographical/Historical note:
Photographer Constance Stuart Larrabee (1914-2000) was best known for her images taken in South Africa. Born in Cornwall, England, she was raised in Pretoria. She studied photography in London (1933-1935) and at the Bavarian State Institute for Photography in Munich (1935-1936), where she was influenced by the avant-garde work of artists at the Bauhaus. Returning to South Africa, Larrabee set up a studio and photographed many leading cultural and political figures of the period. During World War II she served as South Africa's first woman war correspondent, and in 1950 she married American Sterling Larrabee and moved to the United States.

Larrabee began photographing the peoples of South Africa in the late 1930s. She published extensively, including a portfolio produced for the book Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton (New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1948). Her work has appeared in exhibits throughout the world, including the following: The Lovedu in Pretoria, 1947; The Family of Man (Museum of Modern Art, 1955); Tribal Photographs (Corcoran Art Gallery, 1984; and Go Well, My Child (National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1986).
Provenance:
Donated by Constance Stuart Larabee in 1986 and 1998.
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:
Lobedu (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Negatives
Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73ffd6319-f297-4673-b633-778332d2e920
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1998-006
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Paul Travis films

Creator:
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975  Search this
Extent:
5 Film reels (2 hours 24 minutes, black-and-white silent; 3810 feet, 16mm)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Nyoro (African people)  Search this
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Bira (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
Africa, Southern
Africa, North
Africa, East
Europe
Date:
1927-1928
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot by artist Paul Travis during a trip through Africa and Southern Europe during 1927 and 1928.

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.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds the Paul B. Travis papers, 1925-1989.
Provenance:
Received from the Archives of American Art in 1989.
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.
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Paul Travis films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1989.17
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9db08a5ef-20ed-4312-9486-95937a25e560
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1989-17

George Rohrmann Collection

Photographer:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Extent:
129 Color slides (35mm)
626 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35mm)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Xhosa (African people)  Search this
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Swazi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Lesotho
Kano (Nigeria)
South Africa
Nigeria
Tanzania
Date:
1970-1975
Summary:
The collection depicts the everyday life and architecture of Basotho, Hausa, Makonde, Matabele, Pedi, Swazi, and Xhosa peoples in Nigeria, Southern Africa, and Tanzania.
Content Description:
The collection depicts Basotho, Hausa, Makonde, Matabele, Pedi, Swazi, and Xhosa peoples in Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, and Tanzania. Images show agricultural work, architecture, carving, cooking, landscapes, mountains, and portraits, among other subjects. Highlights of the collection include Makonde carvers at work in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Hausa peoples tie dying at indigo dye pits in Kano, Nigeria, and house decorations in South Africa and Lesotho including Bataung houses decorated with stone mosaics.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into series according to geographic location:

Series 1: Nigeria, 1974

Series 2: South Africa, 1970-1975

Series 3: Tanzania, 1974
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. George F. Rohrmann is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University. His field of specialization is Virology.
Provenance:
Donated by George Rohrmann in December 2017 and March 2018.
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:
Pedi (African people)  Search this
Dyeing -- tie dyeing  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Buildings  Search this
Makonde (African people)  Search this
Citation:
George Rohrmann Collection, EEPA 2018-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2018-003
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo734d087c6-e022-4b93-b9fa-d42a90e6ad74
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2018-003
Online Media:

The art of survival / photographs by Mark Lewis

Author:
Powell, Ivor 1955-  Search this
Lewis, Mark  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1995
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, Ndebele  Search this
Call number:
DT1001 .M655
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_517429

Makeshift settlements, north of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35 mm.)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The shortage of urban housing and the accelerated migration to the towns has led to the invasion of large tracts of vacant urban land by squatters who erects shacks (umjondolo). These rectangular makeshift huts are built of wattle stakes and laths and filled with mud, cartons or other discarded materials, and the roofs are of corrugated iron or plastic sheeting. In their layouts the settlements intuitively observe contours and provide for foothpaths of communication." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge University Press]. The photograph depicts shacks with abstract paintings on walls. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 24658, C-3A, 34.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 Ndb. Ndebele. Rhodesia, near the Bembesi River. Houses. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-3A, 34." 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:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 06109
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b6758bcf-4599-454f-8ffd-a11b92c94258
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33189

Mural paintings on makeshift hut, north of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35 mm.)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The shortage of urban housing and the accelerated migration to the towns has led to the invasion of large tracts of vacant urban land by squatters who erects shacks (umjondolo). These rectangular makeshift huts are built of wattle stakes and laths and filled with mud, cartons or other discarded materials, and the roofs are of corrugated iron or plastic sheeting." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge University Press]. The photograph depicts mural paintings on shacks' wall, illustrating how the inhabitants of the settlement have reinterpreted their exposure to two different cultures, one traditional and the other western, and have invested them with their own symbolic meaning. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 24658, C-4A, 2.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 Ndb. Ndebele. Rhodesia, near the Bembesi River. Detail of painting, house exterior. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-4A, 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:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 06110
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b942a83e-f28e-46c3-bb26-5f28da0dba6e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33190

Mural paintings on makeshift hut, north of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35 mm.)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The shortage of urban housing and the accelerated migration to the towns has led to the invasion of large tracts of vacant urban land by squatters who erects shacks (umjondolo). These rectangular makeshift huts are built of wattle stakes and laths and filled with mud, cartons or other discarded materials, and the roofs are of corrugated iron or plastic sheeting." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge University Press]. The photograph depicts mural paintings on shacks' wall, illustrating how the inhabitants of the settlement have reinterpreted their exposure to two different cultures, one traditional and the other western, and have invested them with their own symbolic meaning. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 24658, C-3A, 36.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 Ndb. Ndebele. Rhodesia, near the Bembesi River. House. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-3A, 36." 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:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 06111
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo762b0a014-142e-49c3-a9a8-694d75ac83c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33191

Mural paintings on makeshift hut, north of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35 mm.)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The shortage of urban housing and the accelerated migration to the towns has led to the invasion of large tracts of vacant urban land by squatters who erects shacks (umjondolo). These rectangular makeshift huts are built of wattle stakes and laths and filled with mud, cartons or other discarded materials, and the roofs are of corrugated iron or plastic sheeting." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge University Press]. The photograph depicts mural paintings on shacks' wall, illustrating how the inhabitants of the settlement have reinterpreted their exposure to two different cultures, one traditional and the other western, and have invested them with their own symbolic meaning. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 24658, C-3A, 35.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 Ndb. Ndebele. Rhodesia, near the Bembesi River. House. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-3A, 35." 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:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 06112
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73a54d566-6861-4e99-bfd5-ca95c1fd79c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33192

Mural paintings on makeshift hut, north of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35 mm.)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The shortage of urban housing and the accelerated migration to the towns has led to the invasion of large tracts of vacant urban land by squatters who erects shacks (umjondolo). These rectangular makeshift huts are built of wattle stakes and laths and filled with mud, cartons or other discarded materials, and the roofs are of corrugated iron or plastic sheeting." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge University Press]. The photograph depicts mural paintings on shacks' wall, illustrating how the inhabitants of the settlement have reinterpreted their exposure to two different cultures, one traditional and the other western, and have invested them with their own symbolic meaning. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 24658, C-3A, 37.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 Ndb. Ndebele. Rhodesia, near the Bembesi River. House. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-3A, 37." 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:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 06113
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo773dbed1c-caf4-4440-9b10-83f53ef6a45a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33193

Mural paintings on makeshift hut, north of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35 mm.)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The shortage of urban housing and the accelerated migration to the towns has led to the invasion of large tracts of vacant urban land by squatters who erects shacks (umjondolo). These rectangular makeshift huts are built of wattle stakes and laths and filled with mud, cartons or other discarded materials, and the roofs are of corrugated iron or plastic sheeting." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge University Press]. The photograph depicts mural paintings on shacks' wall, illustrating how the inhabitants of the settlement have reinterpreted their exposure to two different cultures, one traditional and the other western, and have invested them with their own symbolic meaning. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 24658, C-4A, 1.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 Ndb. Ndebele. Rhodesia, near the Bembesi River. House. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-4A, 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:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 06114
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7143db58b-e78c-4dc3-9027-51a1f8eb5552
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33194

Mural paintings on makeshift hut, north of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35 mm.)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The shortage of urban housing and the accelerated migration to the towns has led to the invasion of large tracts of vacant urban land by squatters who erects shacks (umjondolo). These rectangular makeshift huts are built of wattle stakes and laths and filled with mud, cartons or other discarded materials, and the roofs are of corrugated iron or plastic sheeting." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge University Press]. The photograph depicts mural paintings on shacks' wall, illustrating how the inhabitants of the settlement have reinterpreted their exposure to two different cultures, one traditional and the other western, and have invested them with their own symbolic meaning. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 24658, C-4A, 6.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 Ndb. Ndebele. Rhodesia, near the Bembesi River. House. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-4A, 6." 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:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 06115
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7a4c2c70d-430e-4531-9ec0-dce8ef8a6459
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33195

Mural paintings on makeshift hut, north of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35 mm.)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The shortage of urban housing and the accelerated migration to the towns has led to the invasion of large tracts of vacant urban land by squatters who erects shacks (umjondolo). These rectangular makeshift huts are built of wattle stakes and laths and filled with mud, cartons or other discarded materials, and the roofs are of corrugated iron or plastic sheeting." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge University Press]. The photograph depicts mural paintings on shacks' wall, illustrating how the inhabitants of the settlement have reinterpreted their exposure to two different cultures, one traditional and the other western, and have invested them with their own symbolic meaning. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 24658, C-4A, 5.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 Ndb. Ndebele. Rhodesia, near the Bembesi River. House. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-4A, 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:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 06116
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7ef0a2780-c14c-4933-b3cf-f2482ea6fb15
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33196

Makeshift settlements, north of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35 mm.)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The shortage of urban housing and the accelerated migration to the towns has led to the invasion of large tracts of vacant urban land by squatters who erects shacks (umjondolo). These rectangular makeshift huts are built of wattle stakes and laths and filled with mud, cartons or other discarded materials, and the roofs are of corrugated iron or plastic sheeting. In their layouts the settlements intuitively observe contours and provide for foothpaths of communication." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge University Press]. The photograph depicts shacks with abstract paintings on walls. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 24658, C-4A, 4.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 Ndb. Ndebele. Rhodesia, near the Bembesi River. Houses. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-4A, 4." 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:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art in situ  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 06117
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73af1f837-1d8c-4229-911e-49e57d7a1c79
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33197

Mural paintings on makeshift hut, north of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35 mm.)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The shortage of urban housing and the accelerated migration to the towns has led to the invasion of large tracts of vacant urban land by squatters who erects shacks (umjondolo). These rectangular makeshift huts are built of wattle stakes and laths and filled with mud, cartons or other discarded materials, and the roofs are of corrugated iron or plastic sheeting." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge University Press]. The photograph depicts mural paintings on shacks' wall, illustrating how the inhabitants of the settlement have reinterpreted their exposure to two different cultures, one traditional and the other western, and have invested them with their own symbolic meaning. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from January 8, 1947 to end of June 1947.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 24658, C-4A, 3.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 Ndb. Ndebele. Rhodesia, near the Bembesi River. House. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-4A, 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:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 06118
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Zimbabwe
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7871a5b1f-3571-4b44-bc0d-44b9beb1570d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33198

South Africa Members of the Ndebele

Creator:
Arthur English Prints  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (col., 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
ca. 1970
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "South Africa. Members of the Ndebele tribe in their colorful blankets and beadwork in front of gaily decorated walls."
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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:
Portrait photography  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 SA-20-05
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 41: South Africa (SA)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo745e41d0b-ff22-45b8-b6d1-3caeaac8b700
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref7363

Ndebele Peoples

Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1949
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.
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, File 1
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Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 1: Photographs / Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo78c8b3ed1-83a4-423c-a74f-b6a107a86abc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref3581

Jar, Pottery

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ndebele  Search this
Bapoch  Search this
Object Type:
Jar
Place:
Bronkhorst Spruit, Transvaal, South Africa, Africa
Accession Date:
20 Aug 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
279928
USNM Number:
E409929-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3302d8e0e-5909-45d3-985f-3ee27678ae18
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8440222
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Knob Kerry

Donor Name:
Albert Hassall  Search this
Length - Object:
51.44 cm
Diameter - Head:
5.71 cm
Culture:
Ndebele  Search this
Object Type:
Club
Place:
Limpopo, South Africa, Africa
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
012022
USNM Number:
EL4859-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31378810b-11c8-4fde-9b77-996533817938
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8492409
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Spear

Collector:
Mr. Herbert Ward  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Sarita S. Ward  Search this
Culture:
Matabele  Search this
Object Type:
Spear
Place:
Africa
Accession Date:
24 Oct 1921
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
067312
USNM Number:
E323023-5
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c0525e09-4a7c-4dc4-8889-ff12e02970f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8940583
Online Media:

Spear

Collector:
Mr. Herbert Ward  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Sarita S. Ward  Search this
Culture:
Matabele  Search this
Object Type:
Spear
Place:
Africa
Accession Date:
24 Oct 1921
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
067312
USNM Number:
E323023-6
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3281e9d32-5622-4734-9d82-e4080c94d459
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8940584
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