Photographs taken by Christraud Geary during a research trip to Dakar and Gorée Island, Senegal in October 1990.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 156 slides created by Christraud M. Geary in Dakar and Gorée, Senegal, in October 1990. In Dakar, Geary photographed collections storage spaces in the National Archives, objects displayed at the IFAN Museum of African Arts (also known as the Musée de l'Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire), people at the Kermel Craft Market, views of Cap-Vert from the Phare de Mamelies Lighthouse, and boats in the Dakar Harbor. In Goree, her photographs include views of Goree Island, the IFAN Historical Museum fortress, street scenes, the House of Slaves Museum, and the artist Djiberi Ndoye with his artwork.
Arranged in chronological order.
Christraud M. Geary (1946-) was formally a curator of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the National Museum of African Art. She received a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies from the University of Frankfurt, Germany, in 1973. Geary specializes in the history of photography in Africa and in the study of African art.
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Christraud M. Geary photographs of Senegal, EEPA 1991-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.