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Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances- Type Banziri - Bas-Kouango

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri type - Lower Kouango''. Young man holding a spear in his right hand, beads necklaces and feathers in his headband. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140124-01
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1000

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances- Type Banziri - Rives de l'Oubangui

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri type - Banks of the Oubangui''. Young man holding a knife in his left hand, wearing bead necklaces and headband. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140125-01
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1001

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances- Groupe Banziri

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri group - Kouango region''. Group of young warriors with shields and spears. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140127-01
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1003

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances - Un village Banziri sur les rives de l'Oubanghi

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri village on the banks of the Oubanghi''. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140138-01
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref1014

98. Congo Français Conservatoire de Musique de Banziris: joueurs de ballophon

Creator:
Mission Catholique de Brazzaville  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1907]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "98. Congo Français / Conservatoire de Musique de Banziris / Joueurs de Ballophon."
Translated caption reads: "98. French Congo / Banziri Music Conservatory / Balo Players."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Mission Catholique de Brazzaville."
Postmarks on recto and verso; manuscript note on recto, address on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CF-19-03
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:
Balos  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CF 1985-140806
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2177

[Coiffure] avec perles, des Banzyris

Creator:
Martin, L.  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Central African Republic
Date:
ca. 1913
Scope and Contents:
Printed text on recto reads: "[Coif]fure ave perles, des Banzyris."
Translated caption reads: "Hairstyle with beads, Banziri ."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Collection L. Martin."
Postmarked postage stamps on recto, date reads: "8 Sept 13." Printed text on recto partially obscured by postage stamps.
Local Numbers:
EEPA CX-20-03
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
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
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CX 2011-001-0463
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 9: Central African Republic (CX)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref3767

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances- Femme Banziri - Région de la Kotto - Haut-Oubangui

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri woman - Kotto region -Upper-Oubangui''. Profile woman with cicatrice in her upper left arm, beads necklaces and head ornaments. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140107-01
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref976

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances- Femme Banziri - Région de la Kotto - Haut-Oubangui

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri woman - Kotto region -Upper-Oubangui''. Profile woman with cicatrice in her upper left arm, beads necklaces and head ornaments. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140107-02
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref977

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances- Type Banziri - Bas-Kouango

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri type- Lower-Kouango''. Profile young man holding a spear with feathers in his hair and beads necklace. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140108-01
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref978

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances- Type Banziri - Bas-Kouango

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri type- Lower-Kouango''. Profile young man holding a spear with feathers in his hair and beads necklace. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140108-02
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref979

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances- Femme Banziri civilisée

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri civilized woman''. Young woman wearing shirt and blouse. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140109-01
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref980

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances- Types Banziri - Oubangui

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri types- Oubangui''. Couple with their baby. Man holding a spear, feathers in his head, woman with headband wearing a cache-sexe holding the baby, in the background, cabins. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140110-01
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref981

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances- Types Banziri - Oubangui

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri types- Oubangui''. Couple with their baby. Man holding a spear, feathers in his head, woman with headband wearing a cache-sexe holding the baby, in the background, cabins. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140110-02
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref982

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances - Une pirogue Banziri - Haut Oubanghi

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - A Banziri pirogue - Upper Oubanghi ''. Paddlers and leader in the canoe. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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:
Transportation  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140118-01
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref993

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances- Femme Banziri - Coiffure en perles dites Bayakas

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri woman- Hairstyle made with pearls called Bayakas ''. Profile of a woman wearing bracelets and bead and shell necklaces. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140122-01
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref998

Congo Français Congo Français et Dépendances- Jeune fille Banziri

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Culture:
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1905]
Scope and Contents:
Translated caption reads: ''French Congo and Territories - Banziri young girl''. Profile of a young girl with bracelets and necklaces, ornaments in her headband. Congo Français. Photograph by J. Audema
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by negative number.
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
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA 1985-140123-01
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF) / Audema
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref999

Colonel Alexis B. McMullen photograph and postcard collection of West Africa

Creator:
McMullen, Alexis B. (collector and photographer)  Search this
Photographer:
Zagourski, Casimir  Search this
Extent:
70 postcards (70 photographic postcards, silver gelatin)
86 prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mputu (African people)  Search this
Komo (Congolese (Democratic Republic) people)  Search this
West Africans  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Tutsi (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Bangala (African people)  Search this
Ghanaians  Search this
Banziri (African people)  Search this
Ngbaka (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
postcards
prints
Photographs
Postcards
Place:
Rwanda
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Kenya
Ghana
Africa, West
Date:
circa 1943-1944
Scope and Contents note:
Photoraphs made and collected by Alexis B. McMullen documenting peoples and culture in West Africa. The images created by McMullen and Captain D. B. McCloskey depict ceremonies at Kibib honoring Ofori Atta, a chief in the Central Province of the Gold Coast; a dance to the god of the sea at Teshi; and fishing boats and equipment. Additionally, the collection contains photographic postcards collected by McMullen and made by Casimir Zagourski, Leopoldville, and Methodist Book Depots, Cape Coast. These show African "types," a Bwake female circumcision ceremony, scarification (cicatrization), African animals (including giraffes, elephants, and a hippopotamus), agriculture, dances, and musical instruments. Depicted West African peoples include the Ashanti, Bangala, Banziri, Hausa, Kuba, Kumu, Mangbetu, Mputu and Tutsi.
Biographical/Historical note:
Colonel Alexis B. McMullen participated in American aviation activities for about 50 years. During World War II, he was the commanding officer of a United States Air Corps Air Transport Command (ATC) base in Accra, Ghana (then the Gold Coast).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 90-14
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Air and Space Museum Archives Division holds the Colonel Alexis B. McMullen Collection, 1915-1983, documenting McMullen's aviation career and interests.
Additional Zagourski photographs can be found in the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives in EEPA 1987-0024 and the EEPA Postcard Collection.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Some items were copyrighted. Researchers will have to determine current status of copyright and demonstrate expiration to the archives before copies of thost items can be reproduced.
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Postcards
Citation:
Photo Lot 90-14, Colonel Alexis B. McMullen photograph and postcard collection of West Africa, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.90-14
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-90-14

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