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Diana Davies photographs

Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Gahr, David  Search this
Performer:
Bread and Puppet Theater  Search this
Everly Brothers  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Pentangle (Musical group)  Search this
The Pennywhistlers (Musical group)  Search this
The Young Tradition (Musical group)  Search this
Andersen, Eric  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Brand, Oscar  Search this
Cameron, John A.  Search this
Chandler, Len  Search this
Collier, Jimmy  Search this
Collins, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Fuller, Jesse  Search this
Gerrard, Alice, 1934-  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Hartford, John  Search this
Hjorth, Ole  Search this
Joplin, Janis  Search this
Kennedy, Norman, 1934-  Search this
Kershaw, Doug  Search this
Killen, Louis  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass  Search this
Koerner, John  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Mitchell, Joni  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Perkins, Carl  Search this
Proffitt, Frank, Jr., 1946-2005  Search this
Rachell, Yank  Search this
Raim, Ethel  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Sainte-Marie, Buffy  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Stabi, Björn  Search this
Sykes, Roosevelt, 1906-1983  Search this
Taylor, James  Search this
Traum, Artie  Search this
Traum, Happy  Search this
Waters, Muddy, 1915-1983  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Watson, Merle  Search this
White, Elaine, (Vocalist)  Search this
Wiseman, Mac  Search this
Names:
Newport Folk Festival  Search this
Philadelphia Folk Festival  Search this
Asch, Moses  Search this
Chandler, Nancy  Search this
Dunson, Josh, 1941-  Search this
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006  Search this
Silber, Irwin, 1925-2010  Search this
Young, Izzy, 1928-  Search this
Musician:
Bosco, John  Search this
Extent:
3.83 Cubic feet (8 binders containing contact sheets, slides, and prints; 7 boxes (8.5"x10.75"x2.5") of 35 mm negatives; 2 binders of 35 mm and 120 format negatives; and 1 box of 11 oversize prints.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contact sheets
Slides (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Saint Simons Island (Ga. : Island)
Date:
1963-2009
Summary:
The Diana Davies photographs consist of images taken by Diana Davies at various stages of her career. Locations include the Festival of American Folklife, the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's Campaign, various peace and protest marches and outdoor performances, New York City, and the Georgia Sea Islands. The collection includes contact sheets, negatives, photographic prints, and slides. Original photographs, negatives, and color slides taken by Diana Davies. Materials date from 1963-2009. Bulk dates: Newport Folk Festival, 1963-1969, 1987, 1992; Philadelphia Folk Festival, 1967-1968, 1987.
Scope and Contents:
The Diana Davies photographs, 1963-2009, consist of black and white negatives, contact sheets and prints, as well as color slides and negatives. The bulk of materials depict major festivals and protest movements (including the Poor People's March of 1968) documented by Diana Davies (located in Series 1: Newport Folk Festival, Series 2: Philadelphia Folk Festival, Series 6: Festival of American Folklife, and Series 11: Social Justice). Also well-represented are non-festival performances (in locations such as clubs, concert halls, and homes), recording sessions, and other music-related images, mainly of notable figures in the American folk music revival (located in Series 3: Broadside Magazine, Series 4: Sing Out! Magazine Concerts, Series 5: Miscellaneous Concerts and People, Series 7: Recording Sessions, Series 8: Instruction Book Shots, and Series 9: Jazz, Blues, and Salsa Musicians). Series 10: Georgia Sea Islands consists of photographs depicting the culture, environment, and daily life of these coastal islands in 1966. Series 12: New York City Scenes contains photographs taken on the street depicting everyday life in NYC in the 1960s and 1970s. The collection also contains related papers in Series 13: Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence.
Arrangement note:
Each item in the Diana Davies Photographs has been assigned an accession number, and like materials have been put together such as the Newport Folk Festival photographs, in a chronological sequence as much as possible. Materials in the three more recent donation batches (1998, 2004, and 2006) were numbered and integrated into the collection. In some series, the accession numbers are in numerical order, and in others, the numbers are random because like items with different number sequences were pulled together in a series for subject coherence. The best way to find occurrences of a particular subject is to use the ctrl+F function. Please consult the archivists if you have any questions about the collection contents.

Contact sheets, slides, and prints arranged in 8 binders; negatives and oversize prints are stored separately.

Arranged in 14 series:

Series 1: Newport Folk Festival

Series 2: Philadelphia Folk Festival

Series 3: Broadside Magazine

Series 4: -- Sing Out! -- Magazine Concerts

Series 5: Miscellaneous Concerts and People

Series 6: Festival of American Folklife

Series 7: Recording Sessions

Series 8: Instruction Book Shots

Series 9: Jazz, Blues, and Salsa Musicians

Series 10: Georgia Sea Islands

Series 11: Social Justice

Series 12: New York City Scenes

Series 13: Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence

Series 14: Oversize Materials
Biographical/Historical note:
Diana Davies is a well-known photographer of folk performers and festivals. Davies photographed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in its earlier years. Born in 1938, Davies grew up in Maine, the Catskills, New York City, and Boston. Her grandparents were local union organizers and Debs socialists; one grandfather was a gandy dancer with the railroad, and her grandmother was a textile worker in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. Davies finds that her family background was later expressed in her own activist efforts.

Davies left high school at 16, and worked sweeping out coffeehouses, which gave her the opportunity to listen to music while she worked. She became interested in theater and music. In Greenwich Village, she began doing some sound technician work, and then got interested in photography. She taught herself how to develop and print photographs in a darkroom, and began photographing in theaters, shooting from behind the scenes. Her theater photos are at Smith College in Northampton, where she presently lives. In the early 1960s, she began working with the editors of Broadside Magazine, Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen. She developed an interest in human rights work, which grew from her contact with Sis and Gordon, and also her own family background. She also worked as a photographer in a wide range of settings, including night clubs, weddings, and doing portrait photography. This led her to work for major national and international media including the New York Times, covering such events as the war in Biafra, and traveling to Mexico, Cuba, and Portugal on assignment.

Davies' folk photographs represent about one-quarter of her body of work; her other major photographic work includes the Civil Rights Movement, the Peace Movement, and theater. Davies began photographing at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964, which she covered for a number of years. She knew Ralph Rinzler, and found him a vibrant, alive person excited by all aspects of culture. He introduced her to Bessie Jones from the Georgia Sea Islands, and in 1966 she made a photographic journey to the islands. Her work from this trip is included in the collection. Davies has also been a musician. She became involved with the punk rock movement of the 1970s, and felt that there was a connection between the hard-hitting songs from the punk world and the songs being published in Broadside Magazine. In 1975, she became part of a folk/punk women's band in Boston, and later moved to Western Massachusetts. In addition to being a photographer and musician, Davies is also a writer. She wrote a play entitled "The Witch Papers" in 1980, which was produced in Boston and other locations. The play was a vehicle for her human rights activism, comparing the technology of inquisition with labor sweatshops. In 1998, her play "The War Machine" was produced in Amherst, Mass. She lives in Northampton, and enjoys and participates in street performance, which she describes as the "most essentially communicative stuff you can come up with."
General note:
All contact sheets from the collection are digitized and accessible through this finding aid. Series-level slideshows accessible through this finding aid represent a small sampling from the collection.
Provenance:
The Smithsonian Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired portions of the Diana Davies Photograph Collection in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Ms. Davies photographed for the Festival of American Folklife. More materials came to the Archives circa 1989 or 1990. Archivist Stephanie Smith visited her in 1998 and 2004, and brought back additional materials which Ms. Davies wanted to donate to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. These two more recent donations of additional photographs (contact sheets, prints, and slides) consisted of documentation of the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's March on Washington, the Civil Rights Movement, the Georgia Sea Islands, and miscellaneous personalities of the American folk revival. In a letter dated 12 March 2002, Ms. Davies gave full discretion to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to grant permission for both internal and external use of her photographs, with the provison that her work be credited in any use.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.

Permission for the duplication or publication of items in the Diana Davies Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Topic:
Peace movements  Search this
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963  Search this
Civil rights -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact sheets
Slides (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
Diana Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE
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Diana Davies photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-davie
Online Media:

Algeria Alger - Musicien Nègre

Creator:
Lévy Fils et Cie.  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Algeria
Algeria, -- Wilaya d'Alger, -- Algiers
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "200 Alger. - Musicien Nègre. - LL."
Translated caption reads: "Algiers. - Negro Musician."
Item number on recto: "200." Publisher's logo on recto: "LL."
Local Numbers:
EEPA AE-19-04
General:
Title source: Abbreviated 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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Music -- Africa  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Stringed instruments  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 AE 2013-001-0326
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 2: Algeria (AE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1263

1. Congo Français Brazzaville: La Fanfare du patronage

Creator:
Impriméries Réunies de Nancy  Search this
Leray  Search this
Augouard  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
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Congo, Republic of the, -- Commune de Brazzaville, -- Brazzaville
Date:
[ca. 1910]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "1. Congo Français. Brazzaville: La Fanfare du Patronage sonnant l'arrivée de Monseigneur Augouard."
Translated caption reads: "1. French Congo. Brazzaville: The Brass band of the Patronage sounding bishop Augouard's arrival."
Publisher's logo on recto: "Impr. Réunies de Nancy." Additional printed text on recto reads: "Col. Leray - Cliché Augouard."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CF-20-47
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
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Missions  Search this
Children  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 CF 1985-140515
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1939

14. Brazzaville Types d'Indigènes

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Congo, Republic of the, -- Commune de Brazzaville, -- Brazzaville
Date:
[ca. 1936]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "14. Brazzaville. - Types d'Indigènes."
Translated caption reads: "14. Brazzaville. - 'Native' types."
Postmarked postage stamp on recto. Manuscript address on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CF-20-94
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
Musicians  Search this
Music  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Labrets  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 CF 1985-140803
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2174

25. Elisabethville. La musique de l'école professionnelle

Creator:
Salesian Missions, Inc.  Search this
Società Editrice Internazionale (Torino)  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
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Katanga Province -- Lubumbashi -- (Elisabethville)
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Translated postcard caption reads: "Elisabethville. The professional school band."
Printed text on recto reads: "Missions Salésiennes du Congo Belge - Troisième Série / Salesiaansche Zendingen in Belgisch Congo - Derde Reeks / 25. Elisabethville. La musique de l'Ecole professionnelle. / Elizabethstad - Het muziekkorps der beroepschool."
Printed text on verso reads: "Grâce a votre charité nous avons pu fonder des Missions jusque'aux extrémites de la terr. / -Le Vénérable Don Bosco." Text is repeated in Dutch. Publisher's logo on verso: "SEIT." Additional printed text on verso reads: "Società Editrice Internazionale - Torino."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-09-01
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Education  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 CG 1985-140630
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2311

Congo Musiciens de Léopoldville

Creator:
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w., 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption reads: "Congo Musiciens de Léopoldville." Translated postcard caption reads, "Congo. Musicians of Léopoldville."
Printed text on verso reads: "Ed. Nels, Bruxelles, Série 14, No 109." Publisher's logo on recto and verso: "Nels."
Items EEPA CG-19-18, CG-19-19, and CG-19-20 bear duplicate recto images with slight variations in postcard format.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-19-18
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Music  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 CG 2011-001-0938
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2872

Congo Musiciens de Léopoldville

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w., 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1907
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption reads: "Congo Musiciens de Léopoldville." Translated postcard caption reads, "Congo. Musicians of Léopoldville."
Printed text on verso reads: "Ed. Nels, Bruxelles, Série 14, No 109." Publisher's logo on recto and verso: "Nels."
Items EEPA CG-19-18, CG-19-19, and CG-19-20 bear duplicate recto images with slight variations in postcard format.
Manuscript message and address on verso, message reads: "Merci Jules d'être venu. Vous êtes arrivé juste à temps pour consoler un peu Maman. J'espère que cousine est remise de son indisposition. Mille bonnes choses à toute la famille." Translated message reads: "Thanks Jules for having come. You arrived just in time to console mother some. I hope dear cousin recovered from her indisposition."
Postmarked postage stamp on verso, date reads: "10-OCTO 07."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-19-19
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Music  Search this
Musicians -- Africa  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 CG 2011-001-0939
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2873

Congo Musiciens de Léopoldville

Creator:
Nells (Brussels)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w., 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -- Kinshasa Province -- Kinshasa -- (Léopoldville)
Date:
ca. 1906
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption reads: "Congo Musiciens de Léopoldville." Translated postcard caption reads, "Congo. Musicians of Léopoldville."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Nels, Bruxelles, Série 14, n. 109." Publisher's logo on recto and verso: "Nels."
Items EEPA CG-19-18, CG-19-19, and CG-19-20 bear duplicate recto images with slight variations in postcard format.
Manuscript message on recto, date reads: "10-2-06." Address and postmark on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-19-20
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Music  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 CG 2011-001-0940
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2874

Missie van Kangu Een kleine musikant. Kongo (Mayombe)

Creator:
Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w., 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 CG
Culture:
Yombe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed postcard caption reads: "Missie van Kangu / Een kleine musikant. Kongo (Mayombe)." Text repeated in french. Translated postcard caption reads, "Kangu Mission / A young musician. Kongo (Mayombe)."
Printed text on verso reads: "Eigendom van Scheut Propriété de Scheut (Kongo)."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-19-26
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Music  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Missions  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 CG 2011-001-0946
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2880

Joueurs de Madimba (scylophone congolais)

Creator:
Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary  Search this
Nells (Brussels)  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 2 CG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Joueurs de Madimba (scylophone congolais)."
Translated caption reads: "Marimba (congolese xylophone) players."
Publisher's logo on recto and verso: "Nels."
Printed text on verso reads: "Congo - Propriété de Scheut."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-19-37
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:
Music -- Africa  Search this
Musical instruments -- Africa  Search this
Musicians -- Africa  Search this
Balos  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 CG 2013-001-0497
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3535

Part of Elat Station West Africa Mission

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 8.8 x 13.7 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Cameroon
Cameroon -- Littoral -- Ngambe
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed text on recto reads: "Tikargebiet: King Chunga mit Gefolge in Ngambe."
Translated caption reads: "Tikar territory: Kink Chunga with retinue in Ngambe."
Printed text on verso reads: "Postkarte / 7711."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CM-15-01
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1994-06-032
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:
Leaders  Search this
Musicians -- 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 CM 1994-006-0032
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 7: Cameroon (CM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3552

12. Harpe et balafon bayas (Haute-Sanga)

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Gbaya (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Central African Republic
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed text on recto reads: "12 Harpe et balafon bayas (Haute-Sanga)."
Translated caption reads: "12 Baya harp and balafon (Haute-Sanga)."
Local Numbers:
EEPA CX-19-01
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:
Musicians -- Africa  Search this
Musical instruments -- 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 CX 2011-001-0460
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 9: Central African Republic (CX)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3764

Tam-tam d'amazones. Dahomey

Topic:
Military
Creator:
Lévy & Neurdein Réunis  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype, monochrome, 8.8 x 13.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Benin
Date:
[ca. 1925]
Scope and Contents:
Postcard image of a group portrait of many men and women, including dignitaries, Amazons (all-female military regiment), and musicians. Printed text on recto reads: "Tam-tam d'amazones. (Dahomey)." Translated caption reads: [Drum of the Amazons. (Dahomey)].
Printed text on verso reads: "Lévy et Neurdein Réunis, 44, Rue Lettellier, Paris."
Local Numbers:
EEPA DM-15-01
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:
Leaders  Search this
Portraits -- Africa  Search this
Music -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 DM 1985-144030
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 4: Benin (Dahomey) (DM)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3905

Costume Eritreo

Creator:
Fratelli Alinari  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 15 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Eritrea
Date:
ca. 1935
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "2012. - Costume Eritreo."
Printed text on verso reads: "Asmara 1935 S Buffo - Riproduz. vietata / F.lli Alinari - I.D.E.A. - Firenze."
Local Numbers:
EEPA EA-19-01
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:
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume  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 EA 2011-014-0130
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 17: Eritrea (EA)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4075

Drummers In Action

Creator:
C. B. C. (Accra)  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
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1970]
Scope and Contents:
Drummers. Caption on verso reads: "Drummers in action, Ghana."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "C.B.C. Box 3285, Accra - Ghana."
Stamp box reads: "A. C. P. 13."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-19-05

EEPA GH 1985-140311
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1992-18. Additional accession number on verso: EEPA 1985-140311.
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:
Music -- Africa  Search this
Musicians -- 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 GH 1992-018
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4555

War Drums Ashanti

Creator:
Methodist Book Depot Ltd. (Ghana)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., monochrome, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
Four young male drummers. Text on frontside reads:"War Drums, Ashanti."
Item number on recto: "N⁰ 10."
Printed text on verso reads: "Copyright of Methodist Book Depots, Cape Coase, Gold Coast; This is a real photograph; Printed in Great Britain."
Stamp box reads: "H."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-19-03
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:
Music -- Africa  Search this
Musicians -- 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 GH 1985-140313
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4556

[Drummers]

Creator:
Methodist Book Depot Ltd. (Ghana)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., monochrome, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
Group of drummers.
Item number on recto: "N⁰ 25."
Printed text on verso reads: "Copyright of Methodist Book Depots, Cape Coase, Gold Coast; This is a real photograph; Printed in Great Britain."
Stamp box reads: "J; P.T."
Local Numbers:
EEPA GH-19-02

EEPA GH 1995-013-0112
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labelled with former accession number format: A1995-13-112. Additional accession number on verso: EEPA 1985-140312.
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:
Music -- Africa  Search this
Musicians -- 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 Methodist Book Depots: No.25.
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 20: Ghana (GH)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4576

La Vie à Madagascar Hovas jouant de la "Valiha."

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Merina (Malagasy people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Madagascar
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "La Vie à Madagascar. - Hovas jouant de la 'Valiha'."
Translated caption reads: "Life in Madagascar. - Hova [(Merina)] playing the 'Valiha'."
Stamp box on verso reads: "Chocolat Louit."
Items EEPA MG-19-05 and EEPA MG-19-13 bear duplicate recto images.
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-19-13
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:
Music  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Musicians  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 MG 2010-006-0002
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 26: Madagascar (MG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5585

Musiciens de Madagascar

Creator:
A. Breger Fréres  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
Madagascar
Date:
ca. 1905
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Musicians of Madagascar."
Printed text on verso reads: "Radiogravure A. Breger fréres, 9, rue Thénard, Paris - Rep. int."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-19-01
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:
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Men  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 MG 2012-001-0402
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 26: Madagascar (MG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5703

Madagascar Joueur de Valiha

Creator:
Prêtres Malgaches  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Bara (Malagasy people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Madagascar
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Madagascar - Player of the Valiha."
Printed text on verso reads: "Pour 'l'Œuvre des Prêtres Malgaches' / 79, Avenue de Breteuil, Paris XVe / Ch. post. 567-39 Paris."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-19-02
General:
Caption source: Postcard caption.
Citation source: Archives staff.
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:
Music  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
valihas  Search this
Men  Search this
Musicians  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 MG 2012-001-0403
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 26: Madagascar (MG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
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