Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
4,363 documents - page 1 of 219

Superb Starling at Cottar's camp, Kenya

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
The Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) is commonly be found in East Africa, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. This species is 18 to 19 cm (7 to 7.5 inches) long. Adults have black heads and iridescent blue-to-green back, upper breast, wings, and tail. The belly is red-orange, separated from the blue breast by a white bar. The undertail coverts and the wing linings are white. Juveniles have duller plumage with no more than a suggestion of the white breast band. Their irises are brown, later grayish white, eventually the adult's cream-color. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Broadcasting Company and traveled to Africa from June 1966 to early August 1966.
Local Numbers:
V 4 BIR 420 EE 66
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
88
Frame value is 8.
Slide No. V 4 BIR 420 EE 66
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:
Birds  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 24025
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Kenya
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo76f8a6e35-e957-47de-a908-e81ad63b607f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref16157

Superb Starling in Amboseli National Park, west of Namanga, Kenya

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
The Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) is commonly be found in East Africa, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. This species is 18 to 19 cm (7 to 7.5 inches) long. Adults have black heads and iridescent blue-to-green back, upper breast, wings, and tail. The belly is red-orange, separated from the blue breast by a white bar. The undertail coverts and the wing linings are white. Juveniles have duller plumage with no more than a suggestion of the white breast band. Their irises are brown, later grayish white, eventually the adult's cream-color. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Broadcasting Company and traveled to Africa from June 1966 to early August 1966.
Local Numbers:
V 4 BIR 424 EE 66
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
83
Frame value is 32.
Slide No. V 4 BIR 424 EE 66
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:
Birds  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
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 EECL 24029
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Kenya
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70884334e-c3ec-45f9-bd57-abeff2dab8f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref16161

The Longido Mountain, near Longido, Tanzania

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Tanzania
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
The Longido mountain rises up steeply from the plains and forms an important point of orientation for people in the wide surroundings. On the mountain and the surrounding plains Maasai warriors wander about with their cattle looking for pasture and water. The Struthio camelus massaicus in East Africa, is sometimes called the Masai Ostrich. Their range is essentailly limited to most of Kenya and Tanzania and parts of Southern Somalia where it grazes in the open savanna and miombo habitat. 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-9A, 27.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "V 4 Tan. Tanzania, near Longido. 3 ostriches. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-9A, 27." 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:
Natural landscapes  Search this
Animals -- Africa  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 08342
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Tanzania
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo78dadc39c-a06b-4824-88ac-4c3f92d5c0b9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref35420

Letter to Eliot Elisofon regarding cattle drive in Somalia, 7/17/66

Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966
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:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Manuscript Materials / V-2: ABC Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7d22d2b99-8df0-4296-a9b5-68dbfd065249
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref40802

African Postcard Collection

Collector:
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
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7db935b22-d87f-4afd-95bb-b2f1180fcf9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-014
Online Media:

Somalia Italiana Donne indigene

Creator:
Ballerini & Fratini (Firenze)  Search this
LUCE  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 10.5 x 15 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ethiopia
Somalia
Date:
ca. 1930
Scope and Contents:
Logo on recto reads: "Luce."
Printed caption on verso reads: "Somalia Italiana - Donne indigene."
Series title on verso reads: "Africa." Item number on verso reads: "0301."
Addtional printed text on verso reads: "Casa Editr. Ballerini & Fratini - Firenze (125)." Stamp box reads: "A. XIII."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-20-67
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:
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 ET 2011-014-0031
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 17: Eritrea (EA)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7a71ce110-fd1e-4837-8977-d378b6f9434a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4303

Somalia (SO)

Type:
Archival materials
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:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Series 40
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7e5544dbc-3e83-4868-b072-89d6e3655153
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref594

Hymnes Nationaux

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Contents:
Cameroon.--Central African Republic.--Republic of Congo (Brazzaville).--Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa).--Ivory Coast.--Dahomey.--Gabon.--Guinea.--Upper Volta.--Malagasy Republic. Side B. Mali.--Mauritania.--Niger.--Rwanda.--Senegal.--Sierra Leone.--Somalia.--Chad.--Togo.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0412

Ocora.31
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Paris, France Ocora
General:
National anthems of African nations, performed by Musique de la Garde Républicaine de Paris ; F.J. Brun, conductor.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
World music  Search this
Anthems  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0412
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5a2d30b8f-0475-4831-9cd2-e11d88564049
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref6013

Mephisto fraserbrunneri

Collector:
Gregg J. Small  Search this
Jane Small  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian  Search this
Vessel:
Beinta  Search this
Depth (m):
344 - 370
Place:
Indian Ocean, Somalia, Bandar Beila, Bari Region, Somalia, Indian
Collection Date:
14 Feb 1987
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Tetraodontiformes, Triacanthoidei, Triacanthodidae
Published Name:
Mephisto fraserbrunneri
Accession Number:
372138
USNM Number:
306629
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e5f62dc5-fca7-45b6-8d7a-e793f1cfbd8f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_5196830
Online Media:

Colius macrourus

Collector:
John S. Ash  Search this
Preparation:
Skeleton: Whole
Sex:
Female
Place:
Mallable, Shabeellaha Dhexe, Somalia, Africa
Collection Date:
5 Nov 1978
Common name:
Blue-naped Mousebird
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Coliiformes, Coliidae
Published Name:
Colius macrourus
Other Numbers:
Field Number : JSA 143
S-tag Number : S15110
USNM Number:
556954
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ded20d85-b83b-4902-a2f7-5341bdf898b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4126856

Colius macrourus

Collector:
John S. Ash  Search this
Preparation:
Skeleton: Whole
Sex:
Male
Place:
Mallable, Shabeellaha Dhexe, Somalia, Africa
Collection Date:
5 Nov 1978
Common name:
Blue-naped Mousebird
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Coliiformes, Coliidae
Published Name:
Colius macrourus
Other Numbers:
Field Number : JSA 144
S-tag Number : S15111
USNM Number:
556955
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34aba9894-1928-4a0a-8734-ae2967ea1d0e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4126857

Trachyphonus darnaudii

Collector:
John S. Ash  Search this
Preparation:
Skeleton: Whole
Sex:
Female
Place:
Uarmahan, Somalia, Africa
Collection Date:
7 Dec 1978
Common name:
D'Arnaud's Barbet
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Piciformes, Capitonidae
Published Name:
Trachyphonus darnaudii
Other Numbers:
Field Number : JSA 213
S-tag Number : S15112
USNM Number:
556956
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39b9184b1-1caf-4655-82d7-6750e17198c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4126858

Lanius collurio

Collector:
John S. Ash  Search this
Preparation:
Skeleton: Whole
Sex:
Male
Place:
Mallable, Shabeellaha Dhexe, Somalia, Africa
Collection Date:
5 Nov 1978
Common name:
Red-backed Shrike
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Laniidae
Published Name:
Lanius collurio
Other Numbers:
Field Number : JSA 141
S-tag Number : S15113
USNM Number:
556957
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3810c859d-20fe-4e3a-92f0-01539ca6010a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4126859

Ploceus bojeri

Collector:
John S. Ash  Search this
Preparation:
Skeleton: Whole
Sex:
Male
Place:
Gelib, Jubbada Dhexe, Somalia, Africa
Collection Date:
12 Oct 1978
Common name:
Golden Palm Weaver
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Ploceidae
Published Name:
Ploceus bojeri
Other Numbers:
Field Number : JSA 102
S-tag Number : S15114
USNM Number:
556958
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3538e8356-f0e6-4c5e-95be-fb8681d24a68
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4126860

Pleocyemata

Collector:
R. Gooding  Search this
Expedition:
IIOE - International Indian Ocean Expedition  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Depth (m):
75 - 175
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
off northeast coast of Somalia and south of Socotra Island, Somalia, Indian Ocean
Collection Date:
17 Dec 1964
Common name:
Hermit Crabs
USNM Number:
1456306
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3aa9557c8-ce45-4b90-b63a-6a2fbab34ebe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_13462477

Bebryce sp.

Collector:
R. Gooding  Search this
Expedition:
IIOE - International Indian Ocean Expedition  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Depth (m):
75 - 175
Preparation:
Ethanol - 95%
Place:
off northeast coast of Somalia and south of Socotra Island, Somalia, Indian Ocean
Collection Date:
17 Dec 1964
Common name:
Octocorals
Published Name:
Bebryce sp.
USNM Number:
1611763
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Cnidaria
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/308dd503a-bcd9-4fa4-9709-923da31b364e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_15346145

Villogorgia sp.

Collector:
R. Gooding  Search this
Expedition:
IIOE - International Indian Ocean Expedition  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Depth (m):
75 - 175
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
off northeast coast of Somalia and south of Socotra Island, Somalia, Indian Ocean
Collection Date:
17 Dec 1964
Common name:
Octocorals
Published Name:
Villogorgia sp.
USNM Number:
1611766
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Cnidaria
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/327803394-9b6c-4841-ab05-f725d0f0c52b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_15346161

Porifera

Collector:
R. Gooding  Search this
Expedition:
IIOE - International Indian Ocean Expedition  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Depth (m):
75 - 175
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
off northeast coast of Somalia and south of Socotra Island, Somalia, Indian Ocean
Collection Date:
17 Dec 1964
Common name:
Sponges
USNM Number:
38336
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Porifera
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/369c80ca5-b75b-4a95-a32e-bb14607c6812
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_592193

Porifera

Collector:
R. Gooding  Search this
Expedition:
IIOE - International Indian Ocean Expedition  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Depth (m):
75 - 175
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
off northeast coast of Somalia and south of Socotra Island, Somalia, Indian Ocean
Collection Date:
17 Dec 1964
Common name:
Sponges
USNM Number:
38347
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Porifera
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33e0851c8-a39f-4e68-9570-752b75865b2c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_592204

Ophiuroidea

Collector:
R. Gooding  Search this
Expedition:
IIOE - International Indian Ocean Expedition  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Depth (m):
75 - 175
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
off northeast coast of Somalia and south of Socotra Island, Somalia, Indian Ocean
Collection Date:
17 Dec 1964
Common name:
Ophiuroids
USNM Number:
1470610
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/392619ca1-1f5e-4e01-a489-4fe898fc1a25
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_13867817

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By