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William Brill photographs

Collector:
Brill, William, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
(object copy prints; black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
Container:
Box 2
Culture:
Loma (African people)  Search this
Makonde (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Punu (African people)  Search this
Asante (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Luba (African people)  Search this
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Baule (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Bassa (Liberian and Sierra Leone people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Place:
Mali
Africa
Cameroon
Nigeria
Date:
circa 1983
Summary:
Photographs collected by William Brill to document his personal collection of African art objects, including masks, sculpted figures, and tools.
This collection is comprised of photographs collected by William W. Brill to document his personal collection of African art objects, which primarily contains masks, sculpted figures, and tools.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of photographs collected by William W. Brill to document his personal collection of African art objects, which primarily contains masks, sculpted figures, and tools. Masks documented are from the following peoples: Hemba, Lulua, Makonde, and Bbagani. Sculptural figures shown were created by the following groups: Bassa, Dogon, Kulango, Kuyu, Loma, Luba, Lunda, Punu, and Tabwa. Other objecs shown include an Asante comb, Asante royal staff, Baule animal head, Bete heddle pulley, Chokwe comb, Ijo staff, Kuba headrest, Lele staff, Ndengese axe handle, Senufo ceremonial container, Senufo wine strainer, Yela staff, Yoruba house post, Zulu comb, and Zulu hunter's staff. There are also images of musical instruments including bells, flutes, and rhythm pounders from Cameroon, Mali, Nigeria, and Zaire. Photographers represented include Tony Fitsch, Al Mozell and Bernard Pierre Wolff.
Biographical / Historical:
William W. Brill (1918-2003) received a B.A. from Yale University and was the president of the Mutual Real Estate Investment Trust in New York. He started collecting African art around 1960 and has donated several art objects to museums.
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:
Art objects  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
William Brill Photographs, EEPA 1985-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-001
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-001

Robert and Barbara Pringle photographic collection

Photographer:
Pringle, Robert, 1936-  Search this
Names:
Roy, Christopher D.  Search this
Extent:
2,136 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
829 negatives (photographic) (color , 35mm.)
Container:
Item EEPA.2006-006
Culture:
Masai (African people)  Search this
Fula (African people)  Search this
Lobi (African people)  Search this
Bobo (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Mossi (African people)  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Portraits
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Burkina Faso
Kenya
Mali
Date:
circa 1980-1989
Summary:
The collection contains 2136 color 35mm slides and 829 color 35mm negatives taken by Robert Pringle, former Ambassador to Mali, between 1980-1989. The images were taken in Mali, Burkina Faso and Kenya, and depict masquerades, vernacular architecture (including Dogon doors and granaries), mosques, marketplace scenes, pottery, masks (including plank and leaf masks), weaving, art in situ, animals and landscapes. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Tuareg, Lobi, Maasai, Mossi, Dogon, Fula and Bobo (Bwa) peoples. Ambassador Pringle traveled with photographer Christopher Roy and some of Pringle's images depict Roy at work with his own camera.
Arrangement note:
Arranged geographically by country and chronologically therein. Arrangement reflects the original order established by the photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert Pringle is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer and historian specializing in interethnic relations, economic development, and the role of culture. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Mali from 1987 to 1990. His other official postings included Indonesia, the Philippines, Burkina Faso, Papua New Guinea, and South Africa. He has written three books on Southeast Asian history and politics, of which the most recent is A Short History of Bali: Indonesia's Hindu Realm (2004).
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:
Pottery  Search this
Fairs  Search this
Masks  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Markets  Search this
Art in situ -- Photographs  Search this
Animals  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Portraits
Color slides
Citation:
Robert and Barbara Pringle Photographic Collection, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2006-006
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2006-006

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