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Eva L. R. Meyerowitz Photographs

Photographer:
Meyerowitz, Eva Levine-Richter, 1899-1994  Search this
Creator:
Meyerowitz, Herbert Vladimir, 1900-1945  Search this
Extent:
88 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35 mm)
268 copy negatives (black and white, 35 mm)
285 Photographic prints ((0.4 cubic feet; 3 binders), black and white, 8 x 10 inches or smaller)
16 contact sheets (black and white, 8 1/2 x 11 inches or smaller)
Culture:
Fon (African people)  Search this
Konkomba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Copy negatives
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Africa
Abomey (Benin)
Umahahya (Nigeria)
Techiman (Ghana)
Benin
Ghana
Nigeria
Date:
circa 1936 - circa 1937
Summary:
This collection consists of negatives and photographic prints taken in 1936 and 1937 by Eva L.R. Meyerowitz in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana. Peoples depicted include the Akan, Fon, Konkomba, and Tallensi and subjects include artisans, blacksmiths, dancing, markets, artwork and objects that were originally displyed in King Bezu's palace in Abomey, potters, shrines, and vernacular architeture.
Scope and Contents:
This collection measures 0.5 cubic feet and consists of negatives and photographs taken by Eva L.R. Meyerowitz in Abomey, Republic of Benin; Umahahya, Nigeria; and Techiman, Ghana. Peoples depicted include the Akan, Fon, Konkomba, and Tallensi. Subjects include artisans; artwork and objects that were originally displyed in King Bezu's palace in Abomey, including sculptures, staffs, applique cloth, and bas-reliefs; blacksmiths; dancing; a Legba shrine; markets, including one in Bohicon, Nigeria; potters; priests and priestesses at Abomey; and vernacular architeture. Individuals depicted include two wives of King Behanzin, Prince Justin Aho, and the only surviving Dahomey Amazon women warriors who had fought against the French in 1894.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged in two series by format:

Series 1: Negatives, 356 items, 0.1 cubic feet (1 box), 1936-1937

Series 2: Photographic Prints, 0.4 cubic feet (3 volumes), circa 1936 - circa 1937
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Berlin, Eva Lewin-Richter Meyerowitz (1899-1994) was an anthropologist and photographer. In 1925 she married sculptor, educator, and British colonial administrator in Africa, Herbert Meyerowitz (1900-1945). They had one child. Eva and Herbert moved to South Africa and collaboratively surveyed the indigenous crafts of the Gold Coast. In South Africa, Herbert taught at Cape Town University and opened an art school. Having moved away from Africa for several years, Meyerowitz returned after World War II and lived for forty years in the Bono-Tekyiman State of Ghana. She was made Queen Mother there in 1950.

Some of Meyerowitz's publications include: The Akan of Ghana (1958); The Divine Kingship in Ghana and Ancient Egypt (1962); and At the Court of an African King (1962).
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:
Tallensi (African people)  Search this
Akan (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Eva L. R. Meyerowitz photographs, EEPA 1987-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1987-009
See more items in:
Eva L. R. Meyerowitz Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1987-009
Online Media:

The significance of descent in Tale social structure / M. Fortes

Author:
Fortes, Meyer  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Northern Territories of the Gold Coast
Date:
1944
Topic:
Kinship  Search this
Tallensi (African people)--Genealogy  Search this
Patrilineal kinship  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Call number:
DT1.A1 A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1109719

Reed basket

Collector:
Dr. Labelle Prussin  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Labelle Prussin  Search this
Height:
13.5 cm
Culture:
Tallensi  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Bolgatanga, Ghana, Africa
Accession Date:
24 Nov 2000
Collection Date:
1965
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
420734
USNM Number:
E431655-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/399ac1f30-e215-4f49-b336-23906b3cee4e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8548117

The significance of descent in Tale social structure / M. Fortes

Author:
Fortes, Meyer  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1970
1943
Topic:
Kinship  Search this
Tallensi (African people)--Genealogy  Search this
Call number:
GN8 .F73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_678676

Reconstructing the archaeology of movement in northern Ghana : insights into past ritual posture and performance / Timothy Insoll and Benjamin W. Kankpeyeng

Author:
Insoll, Timothy  Search this
Kankpeyeng, Benjamin Warinsie  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Golib (Festival)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Komaland
Tongo Hills
Date:
2014
Topic:
Terra-cotta sculpture, Koma  Search this
Terra-cotta figurines  Search this
Posture in African art  Search this
Nyoo (Shrine)  Search this
Tellensi shrines  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Ethnoarchaeology  Search this
Call number:
DT16.5 .M37 2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102251

Agnatic descent : the Tallensi / Lucy Mair

Author:
Mair, Lucy 1901-1986  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
Topic:
Kinship  Search this
Call number:
GN645 .M27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_697739

Tongnaab : the history of a West African god / Jean Allman and John Parker

Author:
Allman, Jean Marie  Search this
Parker, John 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 300 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, West
Date:
2005
C2005
20th century
19th century
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Tongnaab (African deity)--Cult--History  Search this
Witchcraft--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_899792

Lineage organisation of the Tallensi compound : the social logic of domestic space in northern Ghana / Nick Gabrilopoulos, Charles Mather and Caesar Roland Apentriik

Author:
Gabrilopoulos, Nick  Search this
Mather, Charles M (Charles Maurice) 1963-  Search this
Apentriik, Caesar Roland  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Upper East Region
Date:
2002
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Kinship  Search this
Land settlement patterns  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Tallensi compounds (Housing complexes)  Search this
Call number:
DT1.A1 A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_751639

The impact of colonial rule on Tallensi political institutions, 1898-1967

Author:
Anafu, M  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Date:
1973
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Government relations  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Call number:
DT510.A1 H67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_752123

Fetische Gur-sprachliger Völker (Tallensi, Bulsa, Lyela) in der westafrikanischen Savanne

Author:
Schott, Rüdiger  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1986
Call number:
GN472 .W312 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_753538

The dynamics of peace : the role of the traditional festivals of the Tallensi in northern Ghana in creating sustainable peace

Title:
Role of the traditional festivals of the Tallensi in northern Ghana in creating sustainable peace
Author:
Riehl, Volker 1956-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Date:
2003
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Tallensi festivals  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Ethnic conflict  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Call number:
DT512.32 .G57 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_768796

Ritual festivals and social cohesion in the hinterland of the Gold Coast

Author:
Fortes, Meyer  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1970
1936
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Tallensi festivals  Search this
Call number:
GN8 .F73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_678677

Social and psychological aspects of education in Taleland

Author:
Fortes, Meyer  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1970
1938
Topic:
Education  Search this
Socialization  Search this
Children, Tallensi  Search this
Call number:
GN8 .F73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_678678

Ritual and office in tribal society

Author:
Fortes, Meyer  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
1962
Topic:
Kings and rulers  Search this
Call number:
GN405 .G56 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_685290

Bad arrows : an ethnographical document

Author:
Fortes, Meyer  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1974
Topic:
Ethics, Tallensi  Search this
Call number:
GN29 .I5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_691415

The authority of ancestors : a sociological reconsideration of Fortes's Tallensi in response to Fortes's critics

Author:
Calhoun, Craig J. 1952-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Fortes, Meyer  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1980
Topic:
Kinship  Search this
Tallensi ancestors  Search this
Call number:
GN1 .M26
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_541078

The land is ours : research on the land use system among the Tallensi in northern Ghana

Author:
Riehl, Volker 1956-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Date:
1989
Topic:
Land tenure  Search this
Land use  Search this
Call number:
DT1 .G411
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547980

Frafra dress

Author:
Smith, Fred. T. 1942-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Date:
1982
Topic:
Clothing  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Scarification (Body marking)  Search this
Frafra hats  Search this
Frafra scarifications  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_556907

Tallensi

Author:
Kreamer, Christine Mullen  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1979
Topic:
Material culture--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z3516.5 .B582
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_558774

The Asante and the people from the grasslands

Author:
Kramer, Fritz 1941-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1993
Topic:
Asante  Search this
Call number:
BL482 .K713 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_489223

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