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West Africa photograph album

Names:
Aburi Garden  Search this
Extent:
104 Photographic prints (album)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Albums
Photographs
Portraits
Place:
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
Tamale (Ghana)
Takoradi (Ghana)
Volta River (Ghana)
Teshi (Ghana)
Africa
Sierra Leone
Ghana
Achimota (Ghana)
Accra (Ghana)
Date:
circa 1946
Summary:
The collection consists of an album containing 104 photographic prints dating from circa 1946. The photographs depict British soliders and native police, landscape views, a Victory Day parade, and scenes of daily life in and around Freetown, Sierra Leone, and Accra, Achimota, Takoradi, Teshi and Tamale in Ghana. Also included are images of the Volta River, the Oburi (Aburi) Gardens near Accra, and Osu Castle (also known as Fort Christiansborg or Christiansborg Castle), the seat of government in Ghana.
Biographical/Historical note:
Bryna Freyer is a curator at the National Museum of African Art.
General note:
Title provided by EEPA staff.
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:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Domestic scenes  Search this
Police  Search this
Parades  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums
Photographic prints
Photographs
Portraits
Citation:
West African Photograph Album, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-014
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo741dca835-0289-4447-aff3-824a38431a61
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2005-014

Eumasenia ghanensis

Collector:
Dr. James D. Thomas  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Volta River, Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
26 Aug 1963
Common name:
Trematodes
Published Name:
Eumasenia ghanensis Fischthal & Thomas, 1968
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 068027.00
USNM Number:
1363637
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Invertebrate Zoology
Platyhelminthes
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3013be5ac-ef63-4dad-bf34-ba8145a5d49c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_12017939

Brevicaecum niloticum

Collector:
Dr. James D. Thomas  Search this
Prep Count:
3
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Volta River, Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
17 Aug 1963
Common name:
Trematodes
Published Name:
Brevicaecum niloticum Mcclelland, 1957
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 068032.00
USNM Number:
1363642
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Invertebrate Zoology
Platyhelminthes
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36c807b9c-d305-405d-b6ef-bf459e98c063
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_12017944

Sandonia sudanensis

Collector:
Dr. James D. Thomas  Search this
Prep Count:
16
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Dobi Anum, Volta River, Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
Aug 1963
Common name:
Trematodes
Published Name:
Sandonia sudanensis Mcclelland, 1957
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 068033.00
USNM Number:
1363643
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Invertebrate Zoology
Platyhelminthes
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b0563949-9b41-42ee-8d6a-9a7deb58660a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_12017945

Sandonia sudanensis

Collector:
Dr. James D. Thomas  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Volta River, Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
23 Aug 1963
Common name:
Trematodes
Published Name:
Sandonia sudanensis Mcclelland, 1957
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 068036.00
USNM Number:
1363646
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Invertebrate Zoology
Platyhelminthes
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31e2381b7-8ac7-4a47-9098-c744c1bfb4a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_12017948

Sandonia sudanensis

Collector:
Dr. James D. Thomas  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Volta River, Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
5 Aug 1963
Common name:
Trematodes
Published Name:
Sandonia sudanensis Mcclelland, 1957
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 068037.00
USNM Number:
1363647
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Invertebrate Zoology
Platyhelminthes
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30c5ff2cd-87a4-4243-9645-4bf1d209f9cf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_12017949

Sandonia sudanensis

Collector:
Dr. James D. Thomas  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Kpong, Volta River, Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
31 Jul 1963
Common name:
Trematodes
Published Name:
Sandonia sudanensis Mcclelland, 1957
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 068038.00
USNM Number:
1363648
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Invertebrate Zoology
Platyhelminthes
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/394aef99e-47fb-493e-b4e8-d001bd533673
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_12017950

Acanthostomum absconditum

Collector:
Dr. James D. Thomas  Search this
Prep Count:
6
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Volta River, Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
1958
Common name:
Trematodes
Published Name:
Acanthostomum absconditum (Looss, 1901)
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 068040.00
USNM Number:
1363650
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Invertebrate Zoology
Platyhelminthes
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ba1f211f-420c-4ea4-8854-a138426c1fed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_12017952

Atya gabonensis

Collector:
V. J. Foote  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
Volta River, Ghana, North Atlantic Ocean
Common name:
Shrimp
Published Name:
Atya gabonensis Giebel, 1875
Other Numbers:
removed to : 1182886
USNM Number:
156328
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Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39a8214bc-6405-4b19-98d9-9670280c4428
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_119742

Atya gabonensis

Collector:
V. J. Foote  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
Volta River, Ghana, North Atlantic Ocean
Common name:
Shrimp
Published Name:
Atya gabonensis Giebel, 1875
Other Numbers:
removed from : 156328
USNM Number:
1182886
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Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ddf98514-1aa7-4c41-8874-c058329cb9b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_10269811

Oscillatoria retzii C. Agardh

Biogeographical Region:
African Terrestrial  Search this
Collector:
M. Fox  Search this
Place:
Lower Volta River, Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
14 May 1956
Taxonomy:
Eubacteria Cyanobacteria Oscillatoriales Oscillatoriaceae
Published Name:
Oscillatoria retzii C. Agardh
Barcode:
02637139
USNM Number:
123133
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Botany
Algae
Collection of Francis Drouet
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33bed014f-e8f7-4388-af56-fc454037e2d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2320593

Oscillatoria submembranacea Ardiss. & Strafforello ex Gomont

Biogeographical Region:
Tropical East Atlantic  Search this
Collector:
M. F. Nielsen  Search this
Place:
Lower volta river, Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
14 May 1956
Taxonomy:
Eubacteria Cyanobacteria Oscillatoriales Oscillatoriaceae
Published Name:
Oscillatoria submembranacea Ardiss. & Strafforello ex Gomont
Barcode:
02638045
USNM Number:
124055
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Botany
Algae
Collection of Francis Drouet
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/397f75873-2f8f-4bf5-b506-8595ea0d9924
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2258935

Chrysochloa hindsii C.E. Hubb.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
J. O. Ankrah  Search this
Place:
Yapei ferry, White Volta River., Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
11 Oct 1959
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Chrysochloa hindsii C.E. Hubb.
Barcode:
04186873
USNM Number:
2380898
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31ade324c-0ec4-441e-bebc-d87555a87c0e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16262575

Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
-- Hall  Search this
Swaine, M.  Search this
Place:
Bui National park. Low thorny shrub among rocks on a low island in Black Volta river., Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
Transcribed d/m/y: 25/7/76
Common name:
Chinese-date
Doonks
Governor Plum
Indian jujube
Jo-jo
Manzanita
Pomme cerette
hard to read "Bunks"
hog plum
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rhamnaceae Ziziphoideae
Published Name:
Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Barcode:
03364646
USNM Number:
2829665
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f3f0eb8e-a465-435b-afb8-e0a2965d130c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14892148

Historic maps of Africa collection

Extent:
78 Maps
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Place:
Africa -- Discovery and exploration
Angola
Ghana
Egypt
Cameroon
Sierra Leone
Africa -- Maps
Senegal
Gambia
Guinea
Africa -- Colonization
Africa
Africa -- Civilization
Africa, Southern
Kalabar (Nigeria)
Volta River (Ghana)
Africa, North
Africa, East -- views
Africa, West -- views
Date:
circa 1631-1973
Summary:
The Historic Maps of Africa collection includes 78 maps and dates from circa 1631 to 1973. Geographic content of individual maps varies from topographical information, boundaries of colonial territories, and ethnic groups, among other topics. While several depict the continent of Africa in its entirety, many focus on specific countries and geographic regions. There are a particularly large number of maps depicting the West African Coast.
Scope and Contents:
The Historic Maps of Africa collection consists of 78 maps, dating from circa 1631 to 1973, with the bulk created in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The maps vary in size, ranging from the smallest at 7 x 7 (7/8) inches to the largest at 40 x 30 (5/8) inches.

Geographic content of individual maps varies from topographical information, boundaries of colonial territories, and ethnic groups, among other topics. While several depict the continent of Africa in its entirety, many focus on specific countries and geographic regions. There are a particularly large number of maps depicting the West African Coast.

The majority of the maps in the collection feature color illustrations. Titles and descriptions of the maps are in several languages (Dutch, English, French, German, and others), representing the different colonial powers in control at the time. Particular maps of interest include an 1830 colored map in English titled "Africa from the Best Authorities," which illustrates the entire African continent, various ethnic groups, and the inroads made by European colonial powers; and a 1656 topographic map in French depicting the west-central coast of Africa, specifically the mountains and rivers of the region.

Digital copies of the maps are available.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in chronological order.
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.
Citation:
Historic maps of Africa collection, EEPA 1991-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1991-001
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Historic maps of Africa collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo79c62b0c2-f66b-487f-9999-4ae80f8f7f0f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1991-001
Online Media:

Tetraodon lineatus

Collector:
Tyson R. Roberts  Search this
Place:
Ghana, Lower Volta River., Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
1963
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Tetraodontiformes, Tetraodontoidei, Tetraodontidae, Tetraodontinae
Published Name:
Tetraodon lineatus
Tetraodon fahaka
Accession Number:
276242
USNM Number:
393088
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/330de3bdc-8850-4560-95c4-e048734a35c9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_5320040

Lates niloticus

Collector:
Tyson R. Roberts  Search this
Place:
Ghana, Lower Volta River., Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
1963
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Perciformes, Percoidei, Latidae
Published Name:
Lates niloticus
Accession Number:
276242
USNM Number:
332879
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/381a2c068-fb7a-478f-b4d5-bba5830479d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_5232875

Tilapia zillii

Collector:
Tyson R. Roberts  Search this
Preparation:
Unknown
Place:
Ghana, Lower Volta River., Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
1963
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Perciformes, Labroidei, Cichlidae
Published Name:
Tilapia zillii
Accession Number:
276242
USNM Number:
331374
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39d785e23-ca21-42a7-9657-3f301f4c2808
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_5229379

Tilapia zillii

Collector:
Tyson R. Roberts  Search this
Preparation:
Unknown
Place:
Ghana, Lower Volta River., Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
1963
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Perciformes, Labroidei, Cichlidae
Published Name:
Tilapia zillii
Accession Number:
276242
USNM Number:
332517
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3dcad20f1-cf30-4e48-9e6c-3de3062a8142
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_5229960

Oreochromis niloticus niloticus

Collector:
Tyson R. Roberts  Search this
Preparation:
Unknown
Place:
Ghana, Lower Volta River., Ghana, Africa
Collection Date:
1963
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Perciformes, Labroidei, Cichlidae
Published Name:
Oreochromis niloticus niloticus
Accession Number:
276242
USNM Number:
332527
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34ea64aae-b4e7-4d41-af67-83a9784f6232
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_5229981

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