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Africa

National Museum of American History

Africa

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Allegory of Africa

Africa

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A turbaned African woman is seated at center, a man holds an umbrella over her. Another man with a scythe is seated at left before a wheat field. A tent, a monkey, an elephant, at right. Shield and quiver in the foreground. Ornamental border of rocaille and plants. Bottom center: "AFRICA".

Africa

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Scene representing Africa. Woman seated on an elephant under a palm tree, holding a parasol. A man offering her a plate of nuts.

Africa

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Deep flaring goblet with figures of the Four Continents in circular medallions between scrolls. Asia with camel; Europe with horse; Africa with faun(?); monkey, lion, and elephant; America with arrow, bird, and puma. After the frontispiece to "Thesauri Philo-Politici Tertia Pars," Frankfort, 1623, attributed to George Keller (1568-1635). Cut baluster stem, engraved foot.

Africa

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Africa

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A ruler wearing a plumed turban holds a scepter with a crescent top and smokes a long-stemmed pipe; seated on a throne. A woman, seated at right, plays a stringed instrument. A lion is at left. Border of fuirt, flowers, and rocaille, with a turban at top center and at bottom center an escutcheon with the word "l'Afrique". Bottom, left of center: "A Paris chez Crepy rue S. Pierre. Avec Privilege du Roy".

Africa

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Africa

National Museum of American History

Africa

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A man in tribal dress plays the drum while dancing. Surrounded by an elephant, arrows.

Africa

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Africa

National Museum of American History
Line engraving from original painting by Paul Bril once in the Gallery at Houghton, Now in State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, and attributed to the circle of Paul Bril. Also known as Landscape with Exotic Beasts. Print tipped onto sheet bound in George P. Marsh’s copy of The Houghton Gallery, vol. 1.

Africa

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Studio Africa

National Museum of African Art
Since 2007, the Studio Africa Project has served DC Public Schools in connecting its students to African art and culture. Studio Africa is a yearlong program aimed to provide educational, cultural and artistic experiences on Africa for elementary students that will enable them to understand the continents varied geography, cultures, languages and people.

Radio Africa

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Free streams of the sounds that make up the diverse music of Africa including complete tracks from the collections of Smithsonian Folkways. From the rhythms of Benin to the wedding music of Ethiopia to the traditional Zulu music of South Africa to the parade music of Senegal, you'll never know what you'll hear next. Includes podcasts of talks, interviews, story-reading.

Africa's Woes

National Portrait Gallery

Africa General

National Museum of American History

AFRICA. AMERICA.

National Museum of American History

Waterhole, Africa

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Africa SAS

National Air and Space Museum
Painting/collage in black, purple, red and green showing zebras and bird in African landscape. Silhouette of jet flies above scene; Offset Photolithograph/Screen print.

Fly Now: The National Air and Space Museum Poster Collection

Throughout their history, posters have been a significant means of mass communication, often with striking visual effect. Wendy Wick Reaves, the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery Curator of Prints and Drawings, comments that "sometimes a pictorial poster is a decorative masterpiece-something I can't walk by without a jolt of aesthetic pleasure. Another might strike me as extremely clever advertising … But collectively, these 'pictures of persuasion,' as we might call them, offer a wealth of art, history, design, and popular culture for us to understand. The poster is a familiar part of our world, and we intuitively understand its role as propaganda, promotion, announcement, or advertisement."

Reaves' observations are especially relevant for the impressive array of aviation posters in the National Air and Space Museum's 1300+ artifact collection. Quite possibly the largest publicly-held collection of its kind in the United States, the National Air and Space Museum's posters focus primarily on advertising for aviation-related products and activities. Among other areas, the collection includes 19th-century ballooning exhibition posters, early 20th-century airplane exhibition and meet posters, and twentieth-century airline advertisements.

The posters in the collection represent printing technologies that include original lithography, silkscreen, photolithography, and computer-generated imagery. The collection is significant both for its aesthetic value and because it is a unique representation of the cultural, commercial and military history of aviation. The collection represents an intense interest in flight, both public and private, during a significant period of its technological and social development.

Keetmanshoop, Southwest Africa

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
There are many photos of this area taken by Abbot in SIA RU7005 B187 F8.

Photograph taken by Astrophysicist and Fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Charles Greeley Abbot of Keetmanshoop, Southwest Africa. Abbot titled the picture "Hunting an Observatory." The image shows a small town with scattered sparse trees and small hills in the background.

Cowrie Shell, Uganda, Africa

National Museum of American History

Mt. Brukkaros, Southwest Africa

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
There are many other pictures of Mt. Brukkaros in 7005/168/7

Rescuing a waterlogged car in Mt. Brukkaros, Southwest Africa, c. 1927, site of a Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory field station.
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