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Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples

Creator:
Acebes, Hector  Search this
Extent:
2 copy prints
153 prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Shuar Indians  Search this
Arhuaco Indians  Search this
Acawai Indians  Search this
Yanomamo Indians  Search this
Yupa Indians  Search this
Bassari (Senegalese and Guinean people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Masai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
copy prints
prints
Photographs
Place:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Uaupés River (Colombia and Brazil)
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Mali
Guinea
Togo
Benin
Cameroon
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Rwanda
Africa
Tanzania
Kenya
Date:
1949-1960
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made on Hector Acebes's expeditions in Africa and South America, mostly during the 1950s. Many of the images document people and markets in Africa (1949 and 1953), including Kikuyu, Masai, Mangbetu, Fulani, and Bassari peoples. There are also photographs made in the French Sudan, Guinea, Togo, Dahomey, Cameroon, the Congo Republic, Ruanda, Kenya, and Tanganyika. These prints were made for an exhibit.

Other sets include images of Jivaro, January, 1950; the Vaupés River and nearby tribes, September, 1950; a journey up the Orinoco to the Guaica, February, 1951; Arhuaco Indians, 1958; and Yuco Indians, 1960. Many photographs depict scenery and dwellings or are portraits (some show body and face paint). There are also images of fishing and hunting (Guaica); musical pipes (Guaica), a bridge, weaving, and bows and arrows (Arhuaco). Some photographs depict expedition members, including Acebes. The collection also includes photographs of the cover of Acebes' Orinoco Adventure, 1954, and coverage of his expeditions in Look, April 8, 1952, and Time (Latin American edition), December 24, 1951.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hector Acebes was born in 1921 in New York City and raised in Madrid and Bogota. While in college at the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, he operated his own photo studio. After graduating from MIT in 1947 with a degree in mechanical engineering, he moved back to Bogota. Throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s, Acebes undertook expeditions in Africa and South America and started to work as a professional filmmaker and lecturer. Acebes wrote, filmed, directed, and edited each of the forty-three films his production company, Acebes Productions, released.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 94-28
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Uaica photographs collected by Acebes held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4389.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 94-28, Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-28
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-94-28

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

Laura Boulton Film Collection: Africa ca. 1934

Ethnomusicologist:
Boulton, Laura 1899-1980  Search this
Culture:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Mali
West Africa
Africa
Date:
ca 1934
Topic:
Villages--cliff dwellings--Sangha  Search this
Houses--Toga Nu--men's palaver house  Search this
Architecture--cliff dwellings  Search this
Musical instruments--kora--drums  Search this
Drums--initiation rites--Dogon  Search this
Initiations--masked dance--Dogon  Search this
Masks--Dogon--monkey--heyena--kanaga--Fulani  Search this
Gourds--used as drums--Habbe--Dogon  Search this
Money--cowrie shells  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1987.9.26 - 3
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
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Laura Boulton Film Collection: Africa ca. 1934 [Boulton, Laura musicologist]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218379

Laura Boulton Film Collection: Africa ca. 1934

Creator:
Boulton, Laura musicologist  Search this
Physical description:
reference one video cassette (40 minute) silent b&w 3/4 inch
master one video cassette (40 minute) silent b&w 3/4 inch
archival original film reels (1,072 feet) silent b&w 16mm
Culture:
Tuaregs  Search this
Mandingo (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Bella  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Songhai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
West Africa
Dahomey
Angola
Africa
Timbuctoo
Mali
Dogon village
women drummers
Dogon
Niger
Benin
Date:
ca 1934
Topic:
Houses--thatched  Search this
Art--bronzework  Search this
Craftsmen--ironworkers--bronzeworkers  Search this
Musical instruments--kora--drums--ylophones  Search this
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Markets  Search this
Houses--Toga Nu--men's palaver house  Search this
Food preparation--mortar & pestle--onion balls  Search this
Drums--initiation rites  Search this
Initiations--masked dance  Search this
Masks--Dogon masked society--monkey--heyana--kanaga--Fulani  Search this
Gourds--used as drums  Search this
Cities  Search this
Horsemanship--camels--Tuaregs  Search this
Weapons--Tuareg  Search this
Garb--veils--used by horsemen  Search this
Money--cowrie shells  Search this
Rituals--masked society--Dogon  Search this
Games  Search this
Villages--Sangha--cliff dwellings  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1987.9.26
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
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Laura Boulton Film Collection: Africa ca. 1934 [Boulton, Laura musicologist]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218373

Portrait photography

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1984
Scope and Contents:
Young Fulani Maiden (smiling) selling cow products in calabash on head. Kaduna, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
0 FLN AB 84
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
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Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref510

Portrait photography

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1984
Scope and Contents:
Fulani elder man in traditional hat carrying staff/rod, wearing gauze headwrap to protect from hamattan dust. Kaduna, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
0 FLN AB 84
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
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Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref526

Households

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1984
Scope and Contents:
Fulani herdman/youth in bush being greeted by Fulani girl with pail on head. Kaduna, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
0 FLN AB 84
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Households  Search this
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Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref528

Agriculture

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Fulani Cattleman with children crossing road during harmattan season. Kaduna, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
2

0 FLN AB 82
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Agriculture  Search this
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Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref531

Vernacular architecture

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Fulani tribe village huts. Kaduna, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
1

0 FLN AB 82
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
See more items in:
Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref532

Natural landscapes

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1983
Scope and Contents:
Fulani bush area during harman\ttan weather. Kaduna, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
3

0 FLN AB 83
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Natural landscapes  Search this
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Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref533

Children

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
[Young] Fulani herd boys at Sallah celebration. Zaria, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
4

0 FLN AB 82
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Children  Search this
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Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref534

Portrait photography

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Fulani women selling cattle butter & milk. Kaduna, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
7

0 FLN AB 82
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
See more items in:
Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref537

Portrait photography

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Fulani woman and baby sitting. Kaduna, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
8

0 FLN AB 82
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
See more items in:
Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref538

Portrait photography

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of Fulani woman resting hands on calabash with tribal marks down forehead, nose and cheeks. Kaduna, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
17

0 FLN AB 82
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
See more items in:
Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref547

Portrait photography

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Young Fulani woman with necklaces (choker and graduated down) and traditional hair braiding. Kaduna, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
18

0 FLN AB 82
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
See more items in:
Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref548

Portrait photography

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents:
Young Fulani woman wearing carnilian rectangle bead necklace and marks jetting from corners of mouth and under eyes. Kaduna, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
19

0 FLN AB 82
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
See more items in:
Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref549

Portrait photography

Photographer:
Browning, Augustus, II  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Browning, Augustus  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1983
Scope and Contents:
Fulani woman with marks jetting from corners of mouth and calabash balancing on ring. Kaduna, Nigeria.
Local Numbers:
20

0 FLN AB 83
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection 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:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
See more items in:
Augustus Browning photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1986-013-ref550

Cattle-crossing Festival Diafarabe, Mali

Photographer:
Pelletier, Sujatha  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Pelletier, Sujatha  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1994
Scope and Contents:
Five Fulbe girlfriends dressed alike for the festival of annual cattle-crossing of the Niger in Diafarabe, Mali, December of 1994. Photographed by Sujatha Pellitier.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Copyright: Sujatha Pelletier, 1994.
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Sujatha Pelletier photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-003-ref577

Cattle-crossing Diafarabe, Mali

Photographer:
Pelletier, Sujatha  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Pelletier, Sujatha  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1994
Scope and Contents:
Cattle being driven towards the starting point for the festival of annual cattle-crossing of the Niger in Diafarabe, Mali, December of 1994. Photographed by Sujatha Pellitier.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Copyright: Sujatha Pelletier, 1994.
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Sujatha Pelletier photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-003-ref578

Cattle-crossing Diafarabe, Mali

Photographer:
Pelletier, Sujatha  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Pelletier, Sujatha  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1994
Scope and Contents:
Cattle negotiating the currents of the Niger. At points the animals were actually swimming. Diafarabe, Mali, December of 1994. Photographed by Sujatha Pellitier.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Copyright: Sujatha Pelletier, 1994.
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Sujatha Pelletier photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-003-ref579

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