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Basuto student

Creator:
The Newman Art Publishing Company (Cape Town)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
ca. 1970
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "BASUTO STUDENT."
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-20-07
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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref7364

Young Basuto student

Creator:
The Newman Art Publishing Company (Cape Town)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
ca. 1970
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "YOUNG BASUTO STUDENT."
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-20-08
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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref7365

Basuto girls

Creator:
Hallis & Co., Port Elizabeth  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (col., 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
ca. 1970
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Basuto Girls."
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-20-09
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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref7366

Un Basutos Een Basutos

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Culture:
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
ca. 1970
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Un Basutos - Een Basutos."
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-20-10
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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref7372

Children, Matagwa village, South Africa

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
During his trip to South Africa, Elisofon visited Matagwa village, north of Pietersburg (also called Polokwane). 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-2A, 29.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "B 5 SAF. South Africa. North of Pietersburg, Matagwa village.Children. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-2A, 29." 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:
Portraits  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  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 00750
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref27844

Traditional Sotho (Pedi) homestead, Matagwa village, South Africa

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The Pedi homestead usually has two or more huts: a main living-room with a cone-on-cylinder cooking hut and a cone-on-cylinder store or bedroom. The huts are arranged around an open space (lapa) which is the main living area during summer. The entire area is enclosed by a rubble or clay wall, leaving a gateway (kgora)." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Africa. Cambridge University Press]. During his trip to South Africa, Elisofon visited Matagwa village, north of Pietersburg (also called Polokwane). 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-2A, 31.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 SAF. South Africa. North of Pietersburg, Matagwa village. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-2A, 31." 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:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  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 06137
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33217

Traditional Sotho (Pedi) homestead, Matagwa village, South Africa

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The Pedi homestead usually has two or more huts: a main living-room with a cone-on-cylinder cooking hut and a cone-on-cylinder store or bedroom. The huts are arranged around an open space (lapa) which is the main living area during summer. The entire area is enclosed by a rubble or clay wall, leaving a gateway (kgora)." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Africa. Cambridge University Press]. During his trip to South Africa, Elisofon visited Matagwa village, north of Pietersburg (also called Polokwane). 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-2A, 25.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 SAF. South Africa. North of Pietersburg, Matagwa village. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-2A, 25." 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:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  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 06138
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33218

Traditional Sotho (Pedi) homestead, Matagwa village, South Africa

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The Pedi homestead usually has two or more huts: a main living-room with a cone-on-cylinder cooking hut and a cone-on-cylinder store or bedroom. The huts are arranged around an open space (lapa) which is the main living area during summer. The entire area is enclosed by a rubble or clay wall, leaving a gateway (kgora)." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Africa. Cambridge University Press]. During his trip to South Africa, Elisofon visited Matagwa village, north of Pietersburg (also called Polokwane). 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-2A, 32.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 5 SAF. South Africa. North of Pietersburg, Matagwa village. 3/1947. EE. neg.no. 24658, C-2A, 32." 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:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  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 06172
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33252

MS 7508 Man wearing a fiber hat

Donor:
Lambert, Thomas Mrs  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet (11 in x 14 in)
Culture:
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheets
Date:
n.d
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7508

naa inv 11018300

naa inv 11018300
Local Note:
Pastels on paper
Topic:
Hats -- Sotho  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7508, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7508
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7508

Natalie Knight and Suzanne Priebatsch collection

Photographer:
Knight, Natalie  Search this
Priebatsch, Suzanne  Search this
Artist:
Mahlangu, Esther, 1935-  Search this
Extent:
1,305 Slides (color, 35 mm)
325 Negatives (photographic) (color, 35 mm)
331 Photographic prints
3 electronic_discs_dvd
19 Folders (manuscript materials)
Culture:
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Xhosa (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Electronic_discs_dvd
Color negatives
Color slides
Manuscripts
Slides (35mm transparencies)
Place:
South Africa
Swaziland
Transkei (South Africa)
Transvaal (South Africa)
Zululand (South Africa)
Date:
circa 1970s-2011
bulk 1974-1978
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes (1,305) 35mm color slides, (325) 35mm color negatives, (331) photographic prints, (3) DVDs and manuscript materials. The images were produced between circa 1970s and 1999 and most depict the Ndebele peoples of South Africa in their kraals (homesteads) making bricks, thatching roofs, and performing other daily activities; architecture, especially homes with painted murals, churches, and schools; and ornamental objects, including leg rings, neck rings, maces, Nyoga (Snake), Pepetu, Jocolo, Linaga, Nguba, Ghabi, Breast Plates, and Scotch. While the majority of the photos document the Ndebele, there are also images of Venda, Zulu, Xhosa, Swazi, Sotho, Tsonga/Shangaan and Tswana peoples. Ceremonies including the Domba Initiation Dance, a Zulu wedding, and a Swazi Reed Dance are also represented. The photos were primarily taken in South Africa, including in Mpumalanga, Limpopo Province, Delmas, Loskop, and Nebo. Some of the photographs were taken by Zamie Liknaitzky and Norman Priebatsch.

The collection's manuscript materials date from 1977 to 2011 and include exhibition announcements and catalogs, publications, including articles and clippings, correspondence, and research notes. Many of the photos in catalogues were taken by Berna Jersich. The collection also contains three DVDs, Dungamanzi: Stirring Waters, Tsonga and Shangaan Art from Southern Africa, and two that document the exhibition l'Afrique: A Tribute to Maria-Stein-Lessing and Leopold Spiegel (Museum Africa, 2009), which was curated by Knight.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged according to format and is comprised of 5 series:

Series 1: Slides, circa 1977-circa 1983 (1305 items)

Series 2: Negatives, 1970-1999 (325 items)

Series 3: Photographic Prints, circa 1970s-circa 2000s (331 items, Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: DVDs, circa 2007-2009 (3 items, Box 2)

Series 5: Manuscript Materials, 1974-2011 (19 folders, Box 2)
Biographical / Historical:
Natalie Knight: Art gallery owner, collector, curator, researcher, writer and art critic Natalie Knight was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and earned a Diploma of Law (1957) and Bachelor of Arts (1974) from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits). After practicing as a lawyer for a short time, she moved her professional focus to art. She founded the Natalie Knight Gallery in Hyde Park (1981-1995), with the opening show Whatever Happened to Pop Art? which featured works by Warhol, Dine, Hamilton and Hockney. In 2007, along with Nessa Leibhammer, Knight curated Dungamanzi/Stirring Waters (Tsonga and Shangaan Art from Southern Africa) at JAG 2007 and l'Afrique: A Tribute to Maria-Stein-Lessing and Leopold Spiegel at Museum Africa in 2009. From December 2008 through 2012, Knight served as Art Curator for the West Campus at Wits University. In 2013 Knight curated the exhibition We Love Mandela: Art Inspired by Madiba, which previewed at the Peacemaker's Museum in Sandton to celebrate Mandela's 95th birthday (July 18, 2013), and (in October 2013) at the South African Embassy in Trafalgar Square, London. In 2014, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts and Culture section from CEO Magazines "Most Influential Women in Business and Government". In 2017 Knight published her Art-O-Biography, The Big Picture, which documents the major events of her professional career.

Suzanne Priebatsch: A graduate of Smith College (B.A., 1971) and Harvard University (Masters in Theological Studies, 1974), Priebatsch has held such varying positions as volunteer teacher at Clarke School for the Deaf (1967-1971), Assistant Art Librarian at Yale University (Summer 1969), Director of the Hillel Program at Simmons College and Wheelock College (1972-1974), Education Programming and Public Relations Assistant at Johannesburg Art Gallery (1974-1975), Projects Officer at the Art Institute, South Africa (1975-1976), freelance writer, lecturer at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and Partner of the Economic Planning Group, Boston. She began an investment management career in 1986 and has worked at Smith Barney, now Morgan Stanley, for three decades. She is currently a Senior Vice President, with the title of Senior Investment Management Consultant, at Morgan Stanley.

Natalie Knight and Suzanne Priebatsch earned funding to research Ndebele art in South Africa from the Smithsonian Institution in 1976. Their collaboration produced an exhibition and audiovisual program, Designs of the Ndebele, for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), which toured the United States from 1979 to 1981. Additionally, Knight and Priebatsch have published numerous books and articles, including Ndebele Images (1983), which accompanied the exhibition at the Natalie Knight Gallery, Johannesburg, 1983, Art of the Ndebele: Evolution of a Cultural Identity (Atlanta International Museum, 1998), which was produced for the exhibition at Atlanta International Museum, 1998, and two articles in African Arts: "Traditional Ndebele Beadwork" (1978) and "Ndebele Figurative Art" (1979). Knight and Priebatsch have placed examples of Ndebele and Tsonga/Shangaan art and artifacts in major museums around the world.
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:
Regalia  Search this
Initiation rites  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color negatives
Color slides
Manuscripts
Photographic prints
Slides (35mm transparencies)
Citation:
Natalie Knight and Suzanne Priebatsch Collection, EEPA 2012-010, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.2012-010
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2012-010
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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
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
Swazi (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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George Rohrmann Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2018-003
Online Media:

Basotho women processing grain, Southeast of Roma, Lesotho

Photographer:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Extent:
1 color slide (35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Date:
1974
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:
Lesotho  Search this
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
George Rohrmann Collection, EEPA 2018-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2018-003, Item EEPA 2018-003-0116
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George Rohrmann Collection
George Rohrmann Collection / Series 2: Southern Africa / Lesotho / Roma
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2018-003-ref247

Basotho women processing grain, Southeast of Roma, Lesotho

Photographer:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Extent:
1 color slide (35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Date:
1974
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:
Lesotho  Search this
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
George Rohrmann Collection, EEPA 2018-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2018-003, Item EEPA 2018-003-0117
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George Rohrmann Collection
George Rohrmann Collection / Series 2: Southern Africa / Lesotho / Roma
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2018-003-ref248

Basotho women processing grain, Southeast of Roma, Lesotho

Photographer:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Extent:
1 color slide (35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Date:
1974
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:
Lesotho  Search this
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
George Rohrmann Collection, EEPA 2018-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2018-003, Item EEPA 2018-003-0118
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George Rohrmann Collection
George Rohrmann Collection / Series 2: Southern Africa / Lesotho / Roma
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2018-003-ref249

Basotho women processing grain, Southeast of Roma, Lesotho

Photographer:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Extent:
1 color slide (35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Date:
1974
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:
Lesotho  Search this
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
George Rohrmann Collection, EEPA 2018-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2018-003, Item EEPA 2018-003-0119
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George Rohrmann Collection
George Rohrmann Collection / Series 2: Southern Africa / Lesotho / Roma
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2018-003-ref250

Basotho women processing grain, Southeast of Roma, Lesotho

Photographer:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Rohrmann, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Extent:
1 color slide (35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Date:
1974
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:
Lesotho  Search this
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
George Rohrmann Collection, EEPA 2018-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2018-003, Item EEPA 2018-003-0120
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George Rohrmann Collection / Series 2: Southern Africa / Lesotho / Roma
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2018-003-ref251

Children at a Sotho (Pedi) homestead, Matagwa village, South Africa

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches)
Culture:
Sotho (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
"The Pedi homestead usually has two or more huts: a main living-room with a cone-on-cylinder cooking hut and a cone-on-cylinder store or bedroom. The huts are arranged around an open space (lapa) which is the main living area during summer. The entire area is enclosed by a rubble or clay wall, leaving a gateway (kgora)." [Oliver P., 1998: Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. The Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Africa. Cambridge University Press]. During his trip to South Africa, Elisofon visited Matagwa village, north of Pietersburg (also called Polokwane). 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.
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
A contact print exists, number: 1947 24658 R-4,4
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:
Culttural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Children  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern 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 EENG 09994
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
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Livre d'or de la mission du Lessouto Soixante-quinze ans de l'histoire d'une tribu Sud-Africaine, 1833-1908 Préface de A. Boegner

Author:
Boegner, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Société des missions évangéliques chez des peuples non chretiens, Paris  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 689 pages illustrations folded map
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Lesotho
Date:
1912
Topic:
Missions  Search this
Call number:
BV3625.B4 L78 1912
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_272282

The Basutos: the mountaineers & their country; being a narrative of events relating to the tribe from its formation early in the nineteenth century to the present day

Author:
Lagden, Godfrey Yeatman Sir 1851-1934  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (xvi, 690 p.) illus., maps, ports. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Lesotho
Date:
1969
1909
[1969]
To 1966
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
DT782 .L2 1969X
DT782.L2 1969X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_3709

Basotho huts, arts, culture, festivities aplenty in Free State

Author:
Tlelima, Tiisetso  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Africa
Free State
Free State (South Africa)
Date:
2007
Topic:
Tourism  Search this
Art, Sotho  Search this
Call number:
ML21.S6 R66
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_927536

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