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Timothy Garrard photographic collection

Photographer:
Garrard, Timothy F.  Search this
Names:
Poro (Society)  Search this
Extent:
25,000 items
negatives (color , 35mm)
photographic prints (color , 4 x 6 inches)
Container:
Item 25000
Culture:
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Baule (African people)  Search this
Akan (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Negatives
Color photographs
Place:
Africa
Mali
Côte d'Ivoire
Ghana
Burkina Faso
Date:
1980-2002
Summary:
The collection consists of approximately 25,000 images (negatives and prints) taken by the late Dr. Timothy Garrard (1943-2007). Some images were taken in Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso between 1980-1990, but the majority were taken in Cote d'Ivoire from 1983-2002. Subjects depicted include natural and cultural landscapes, the Senufo Poro society, and the Akan, Baule and Senufo peoples.
Arrangement note:
Negatives are arranged by binder and reflects the original order established by the photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. Timothy F. Garrard (1943-2007) was a British lawyer and archaeologist who lived and worked most of his adult life in West Africa, including Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. He is known for his scholarly work on the gold trade, and in particular, his study of goldweights, the bronze castings used for weighing gold dust, the original currency of the region.
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:
Goldweights  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Negatives
Color photographs
Citation:
Timothy Garrard photographic collection, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2009-013
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2009-013

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

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