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Francis P. Conant Papers

Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Names:
Hunter College. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Goldschmidt, Walter, 1913-2010  Search this
Naguib, Mohammed, 1901-  Search this
Extent:
20 Linear feet ((43 boxes) plus 25 digital storage media and 5 map folders )
Culture:
Southern Bauchi languages  Search this
Suk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field recordings
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Photographs
Place:
Africa, French-speaking West
Sahara
Egypt
Ethiopia
Uganda
West Pokot District (Kenya)
Bauchi Province (Nigeria)
Belgian Congo
Finland
Morocco
Sudan
Date:
1946-2011
bulk 1953-2008
Summary:
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. The bulk of the collection consists of his field work in Africa, specifically his doctoral research among the Barawa in Nigeria during the 1950s; his work among the Pokot in Kenya for Walter Goldschimdt's Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project during the 1960s; and his later research among the Pokot during the 1970s incorporating remote sensing tools. These materials include his dissertation, field notes, kinship charts, maps, correspondence, photographs, and sound recordings. The collection also contains photographs, correspondence, and writings relating to the Bernheim-Conant expedition through Africa. Among the photos are Polaroids of Mohammad Naguib, first president of Egypt. Also present in the collection are his published and unpublished academic writings, his writings and correspondence as a news correspondent in Finland, and files from courses that he taught. In addition, the collection contains some of Conant's digital files, which have not yet been examined. Overall there is little correspondence in the collection, aside from some letters scattered throughout the collection relating to his research and writings (both as an academic and a journalist).
Arrangement:
Collection is organized into 9 series: 1) Nigeria, 1956-1960, undated; 2) Kenya, 1961-1974, undated; 3) Remote Sensing, 1967, 1971, 1976-1984, 1991-1992, 2002; 4) Bernheim-Conant Expedition, 1953-1956; 5) Writings, 1960-1966, 1974-1995, 2000-2006, undated; 6) University Files, 1956-1957, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1982-1995, undated; 7) Biographical Files and Letters, circa 1940, CIRCA 1946-1947, 1951, 1955, 1979, 1989-1991, 1996-2000, 2007-2011, undated; 8) Sound Recordings, 1956-1965, 1971, 1977-1978, undated; 9) Digital Files
Biographical / Historical:
Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.

Conant was born on February 27, 1926 in New York City. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, he deferred college to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1944. He served as a field artillery observer for the 294th Field Artillery Battalion and helped liberate two concentration camps during World War II. After he was honorably discharged in 1946, he attended Cornell University, where he obtained his B.A. in 1950. While at Cornell, a Finnish student invited Conant to Finland to help relocate families, farms, and livestock further from the Russian border, a protective measure against another Russian invasion. Conant accepted his invitation and took time off from his academic studies to spend several months in Finland in 1947, as well as a summer in 1949.

After graduating from Cornell, Conant attended University of Iowa's graduate writing program for a short time. Dissatisfied with the program, he worked briefly for the Carnegie Endowment, during which time he occasionally served as a personal driver for Alger Hiss. In 1951, he returned to Finland to pursue a career in journalism. He worked for United Press International until 1953.

From December 5, 1953 to May 26, 1954, Conant traveled throughout Africa as part of the Bernheim-Conant Expedition for the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The expedition was led by Claude Bernheim, the father of his first wife, Miriam. They traveled 16,000 miles through Northern Central and Eastern Africa, collecting film footage and material culture for the museum. Conant served as the writer and photographer for the expedition, publishing illustrated articles in the New York Times and Natural History Magazine.

He later returned to Africa as a doctoral student at Columbia University, where he earned his PhD in Anthropology in 1960. After studying the Hausa language at the International African Institute in London, he traveled to Nigeria as a Fellow of the Ford Foundation to carry out his fieldwork in Dass Independent District, Bauchi Province. Working among the Barawa that live in the mountains of Dass, he focused on their religion and its impact on the technology, social and political organization, and structure of their society. His dissertation was titled "Dodo of Dass: A Study of a Pagan Religion of Northern Nigeria." During his fieldwork, he also collected data on rock gongs, which were first identified and written about by Bernard Fagg in 1955.

In 1961 to 1962, Conant was a research associate for Walter Goldschmidt's Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project. The purpose of the project was to conduct a controlled comparison of four different East African societies and the farmers and pastoralists within each tribe. Conant was assigned to conduct ethnographic research among the Pokot in West Pokot District in Kenya. This research would form the basis of his remote sensing work in the same area more than a decade later. Conant was first introduced to remote sensing data in 1974 when his colleague Priscilla Reining showed him Landsat imagery of one his former fieldwork sites. He was inspired by the potential applications of satellite data to study cultural and ecological relationships. In 1975, he and Reining organized a workshop on "Satellite Potentials for Anthropological Studies of Subsistence Activities and Population Change." He incorporated remote sensing tools in his 1977 to 1980 study of the changing cultivation patterns and management of livestock in West Pokot District. His research combined traditional fieldwork (which included data he had collected in the 1960s), LANDSAT data, and geospatial data collected from the ground.

Later in his career, Conant's research interests expanded to include the spread of diseases, specifically AIDS and malaria. He, along with Priscilla Reining, John Bongaarts, and Peter Way found that uncircumcised men were 86% more likely to contract HIV than circumcised men. Their findings were published in their paper "The Relationship Between Male Circumcision and HIV Infection in African Populations" (1989). His research on malaria focused on the spread of the disease during African prehistory.

Conant taught briefly at Columbia University and was an Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts, at Amherst in 1960-1961. Most of his academic career was spent at Hunter College, where he served as Chair of the Anthropology Department several times. He also founded and headed the college's Research Institute in Aruba.

Conant was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University's Pitts Rivers Museum in 1968-1969. He was also a fellow of the American Anthropological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International African Institute, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Anthropological Institute. In addition, he was actively involved with the Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Conant died at the age of 84 on January 29, 2011.

Sources Consulted

Bates, Daniel G. 2011. Francis P. Conant: A Tribute to a Friend of Human Ecology. Human Ecology 39(2): 115.

Bates, Daniel and Oliver Conant. Francis P. Conant. Anthropology News. 52(5): 25.

Conant, Veronika. Email message to Lorain Wang, October 22, 2013.

[Curriculum Vitae], Series 7. Biographical Files and Letters, Francis Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Francis P. Conant. http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/anthropology/faculty-staff/in-remembrance/francis-p.-conant [accessed August 23, 2013].

1926 -- Born February 27 in New York City, New York

1944-1946 -- Enlists in Army and serves in World War II as a flash ranger in 294th Field Artillery Battalion

1950 -- Earns B.A. from Cornell University in English and Russian, minor in Engineering

1953-1954 -- AMNH Bernheim-Conant Expedition to northern Africa

1957 -- Conducts language studies at the International African Institute

1957-1959 -- Conducts fieldwork in northern Nigeria

1960 -- Earns PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University

1960-1961 -- Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

1961-1962 -- Research Associate for Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project directed by Walter Goldschimdt

1962 -- Joins faculty at Hunter College

1968-1969 -- Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University, Pitt-Rivers Museum

1977-1980 -- Sets up remote sensing monitoring area in West Pokot district in Kenya. Studies changing cultivation patterns and management of livestock

1995 -- Retires from Hunter College; Emeritus Professor

2011 -- Dies on January 29 at the age of 84
Related Materials:
For additional materials at the National Anthropological Archives relating to Francis Conant, see the papers of Priscilla Reining and John Lawrence Angel. His film collection is at the Human Studies Film Archives.

Artifacts and film collected during the Bernheim-Conant Expedition, his doctoral research in Nigeria, and his fieldwork in Kenya during the 1960s and 70s are at the American Museum of Natural History. He also deposited collections at the Pitts River Museum at the University of Oxford.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Francis Conant's widow Veronika Conant in 2012.
Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Musical instruments -- Nigeria  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Subsistence farming -- Kenya  Search this
Subsistence herding -- Kenya  Search this
Human ecology  Search this
Landsat satellites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field recordings
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-13
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw353adee01-90b3-4434-ace0-16b4f5ce003f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2012-13
Online Media:

Bernheim-Conant Expedition

Collection Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1956
Scope and Contents note:
From December 5, 1953 to May 26, 1954, Conant traveled throughout Africa as part of the Bernheim-Conant Expedition for the American Museum of Natural History. The expedition was led by Claude Bernheim, the father of Conant's first wife, Miriam. The other members of the expedition party were Miriam; her mother, Janine; her sister, Danielle; and David Perrin, the son of Janine's colleague. The party began their journey in Morocco and traveled through the Sahara Desert, French West Africa, the Belgian Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt. During the expedition, Conant took a number of photographs and wrote articles that were published in the New York Times and the Natural History Magazine. He also wrote an unpublished manuscript titled Hotels and Desert Wells. In addition, he collected objects for the American Museum of Natural History.

This series primarily consists of photos taken during the expedition. The photos include images of African people, landscapes, Egyptian monuments, irrigation systems, markets, dwellings, a hospital, animals, Conant, and the Bernheim family. Also among the photos are Polaroid pictures of Mohammad Naguib, the first president of Egypt. Some of Conant's writings are also in the series along with his correspondence with potential publishers, as well as a daily journal and financial and equipment records.
Collection Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-13, Series 4
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Francis P. Conant Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c9e03648-cf79-444a-afd0-c228346b8189
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-13-ref287

Sudan (10)

Collection Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Container:
Box 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Undated
Scope and Contents note:
2x2 slides
Collection Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Francis P. Conant Papers
Francis P. Conant Papers / Series 4: Bernheim-Conant Expedition
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw318d3ce0d-ebee-4611-9a1c-6ea22cce73dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-13-ref337

A.O.F.; Soudan Mosquée

Creator:
Lerat, Gabriel, photographer.  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., col., 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "83 - A.O.F. [Afrique Occidentale Francaise]; Soudan; Mosquée."
Translated caption reads: "83 - French West Africa; Sudan; Mosque."
Additional printed text on verso reads:"Collection G, Lerat, Reproduction Interdite." Stamped text on verso reads: "--Nov. 19[?]1." and "00313."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-22-07
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1994-05-02
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:
Religious buildings  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Vernacular architecture -- Africa  Search this
Architecture -- 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 ML 1994-005-0002
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70b84809c-d9e9-471c-bf32-17c2c63152c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5939

Mosquée de Sidi Yahia à Tombouctou (Soudan Français)

Creator:
Lévy & Neurdein Réunis  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype, monochrome, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Mali, -- Tombouctou Region, -- Timbuktu, -- Sidi Yahiya Mosque
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Mosquée de Sidi Yahia à Tombouctou (Soudan Français)."
Translated caption reads: "Mosque of Sidi Yahia at Timbuktu (French Sudan)."
Additional printed text on verso reads:"Levy et Neurdein Reunis, 44, Rue Letellier, Paris."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-22-08
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1994-05-05
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:
Religious buildings  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Vernacular architecture -- Africa  Search this
Architecture -- Africa  Search this
Historic sites  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 ML 1994-005-0005
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7ecd0c402-8851-4bfe-aa79-b9e5d6167143
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5941

Panorama de Tombouctou (Soudan Française)

Creator:
Lévy & Neurdein Réunis  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., monochrome, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Mali, -- Tombouctou Region, -- Timbuktu
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Panorama de Tombouctou (Sudan Française)."
Printed text on verso reads: "Lévy Et Neurdein Réunis, 44, Rue Letellier, Paris."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-07-02
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1994-05-06
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
Cityscape photography  Search this
Architecture -- 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 ML 1994-005-0006
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73a9124ce-2c3c-4f6a-8b87-a5a68b2c9079
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5942

Place Bagunde à Tombouctou (Soudan Française)

Creator:
Lévy & Neurdein Réunis  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., monochrome, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Mali, -- Tombouctou Region, -- Timbuktu
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Place Bagunde à Tombouctou (Sudan Française)."
Printed text on verso reads: "Lévy Et Neurdein Réunis, 44, Rue Letellier, Paris."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-07-03
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1994-05-07
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
Cityscape photography  Search this
Architecture -- 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 ML 1994-005-0007
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7fde56ac7-1773-4d45-9123-e4d6702437f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5943

Tour historique de Médine (Soudan)

Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Mali, -- Kayes Region, -- Médine
Date:
circa 1900
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Tour historique de Médine (Soudan)."
Translated caption reads: "Historic tower of Médine (French Sudan)."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-07-04
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1994-05-08
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
Historic sites  Search this
Architecture -- 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 ML 1994-005-0008
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70ae05f58-8b7e-4914-9691-7574d5c1d24b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5944

Petit Kayes (Soudan)

Creator:
Albaret (Kayes)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Mali, -- Kayes Region, -- Kayes
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "41. Petit Kayes (Soudan)."
Translated caption reads: "41. Little Kayes (Sudan)."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Collection Albaret, Kayes."
Postmark recto.
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-24-01
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1994-05-10
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Transportation -- Africa  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 ML 1994-005-0010
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo71ad2d05f-7a18-47aa-bdf9-f4d6ae30395e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5945

Colonies Françaises; Sénégal-Soudan Marché de Djenné

Creator:
Danel, H.  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Mali, -- Mopti Region, -- Djénné
Date:
circa 1905
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Colonies Françaises; Sénégal-Soudan - Marché de Djenné."
Translated caption reads: "French Colonies; Senegal-Sudan - Djénné market."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "H. Danel, à Kayes."
Postmarked postage stamp on recto; manuscript address and postmark on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-16-05
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1994-05-45
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:
Marketplaces  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 ML 1994-005-0045
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo747a0b10a-227e-459c-a044-0aee38b78242
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5946

Sénégal et Soudan Marché de Koulikoro

Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Mali, -- Koulikoro Region, -- Koulikoro
Date:
circa 1905
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Sénégal et Soudan - Marché de Koulikoro."
Translated caption reads: "Senegal and Sudan - Koulikoro market."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-16-06
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1994-05-62
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:
Marketplaces  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 ML 1994-005-0062
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo74c92a24e-39a8-4854-a2f2-54d0c8511bef
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5947

Soudan Française Un convoi dans la brousse

Creator:
A. Bergeret & Cie. (Nancy)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
circa 1905
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Soudan Française. - Un convoi dans la brousse."
Translated caption reads: "French Sudan. - A convoy in the bush."
Logo on recto reads: "Phot. A.B.& Cie Nancy."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-47-01
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1994-05-64
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Transportation -- Africa  Search this
Military -- 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 ML 1994-005-0064
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo770b76d85-3747-4cfe-b9ce-1f8a746687d3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5948

Sénégal et Soudan Marché de Bamako

Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Mali, -- Bamako
Date:
circa 1906
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Sénégal et Soudan - Marché de Bamako."
Translated caption reads: "Senegal and Sudan - Bamako market."
Postmarked postage stamp on recto; manuscript on recto.
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-16-07
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1994-05-65
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:
Marketplaces  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 ML 1994-005-0065
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70b765c20-fa2b-45b4-a4d2-35fb8cc007af
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5949

Soudan Française Une Rue de Djenné

Creator:
A. Bergeret & Cie. (Nancy)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Mali, -- Mopti Region, -- Djénné
Date:
circa 1906
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Soudan Française. - Une Rue de Djenné."
Translated caption reads: "French Sudan. - A street in Djenné."
Logo on recto reads: "Phot. A.B.&Cie Nancy."
Dated manuscript message on recto; address and postmarks on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-07-05
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1994-05-66
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:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Architecture -- Africa  Search this
Vernacular architecture -- 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 ML 1994-005-0066
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo78b4051ae-b015-4ca4-96b6-75fcd9a4c5ff
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5950

Bamako (Soudan) Bords du Niger

Creator:
André  Search this
Maurel et Prom  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., monochrome, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Niger River
Mali, -- Bamako
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "15. - Bamako (Soudan). - Bords du Niger."
Translated caption reads: "15. - Bamako (Sudan). - The bank of the Niger [River]."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Ed. Maurel et Prom - Cl. André."
Manuscript on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-24-02
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1995-13-26
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Transportation -- Africa  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 ML 1995-013-0026
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7dfa570e4-78af-4379-8566-024fd732d4f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5951

Bamako (Soudan) Les Bords du Niger

Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Niger River
Mali, -- Bamako
Date:
circa 1900
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "1. - Bamako (Soudan). - Les Bords du Niger."
Translated caption: "1. - Bamako (French Sudan). - The Banks of the Niger."
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-12-03
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number format: A1995-13-27
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
Households -- Africa  Search this
Vernacular architecture -- Africa  Search this
Boats and boating  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 ML 1995-013-0027
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo71ecb55aa-ece8-4299-83c7-67c717fb09c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5952

Soudan Française Une Rue de Djenné

Creator:
Agence Économique de l'Afrique Occidentale Française  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Mali, -- Bamako
Date:
circa 1900
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "12 - Soudan Française. - Haut-fourneau indigène, prés de Bamako."
Translated caption reads: "12 - French Sudan. - Native furnace, near Bamako."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "F. N. / Cl. de l'Ag. Econ. de l'A. O. F."
Dated manuscript message on recto; address and postmarks on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-07-06
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:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Architecture -- Africa  Search this
Vernacular architecture -- Africa  Search this
Industry  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 ML 1996-005-0148
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7e28440fd-0735-490e-93af-428f3071f3a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5965

Rep. du Soudan, Bamako Marché

Creator:
Printania  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., hand colored, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Mali, -- Bamako
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "2842 - Rep. du Soudan, Bamako, Marché."
Translated caption reads: "2842 - Republic of Sudan, Bamako, Market."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Printania; Reproduction interdite / Photo Veritable Bromocolor."
Dated manuscript message and postmarked postage stamp on recto; postmark and address on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-16-09
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:
Marketplaces  Search this
Cultural landscapes  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 ML 2007-007-0006
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo72be5fbba-4c6a-4173-97b3-07f4fa88f9c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5981

Sudanese Police-Station at Gondocoro

Creator:
Lichtenstern & Harari (Cairo)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., col., 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Sudan
Ethiopia
Sudan, -- Central Equatoria region, -- Gondokoro
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Sudanese Police-Station at Gondocoro."
Printed text on verso reads: "Lichtenstern & Harari, Cairo No. 257."
Manuscript message and address on verso; postmarked postage stamp on recto.
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-07-14
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:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture -- Africa  Search this
Military -- 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 EA 2010-025-0078
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 18: Ethiopia (ET)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7d5ee40b0-b9aa-48c8-9e26-dd3e71c32c36
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4035

Kayes (Soudan Française) Vue prise après l'inondation du 22 Aout 1906

Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Mali
Mali, -- Kayes Region, -- Kayes
Date:
circa 1908
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "Kayes (Soudan Française) / Vue prise après l'inondation du 22 Aout 1906."
Translated caption reads: "Kayes (French Sudan) / View taken after the flood of August 22, 1906."
Dated manuscript message, address, and postmarks on verso. Postmarked postage stamp on recto.
Local Numbers:
EEPA ML-07-07
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:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Natural disasters  Search this
Floods  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 ML 2012-001-1592
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 28: Mali (ML)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7ad5af5d5-4c4f-431d-858c-4f815e932c80
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref6006

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