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Unidentified Woman in Dress

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Unidentified woman models dress from United States National Museum collections.

Unidentified Male Models Eskimo Clothing

Smithsonian Institution Archives
With fur jacket and pants, boots, and spear.

Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Dress made by an unidentified enslaved woman or women

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This is a handstitched long-sleeved dress with a full skirt made from a balanced plain-weave printed cotton. The sleeves are gathered at the back shoulder seam and the shoulder seam is dropped in the back. The bodice is gathered at the front waist and has a neck band with no collar. Both the neck band and the waist band are fussy cut to display the printed design. Piping is attached at the armholes and along the bottom of the waistband. The skirt is gathered at the front hips and the back with a flat panel along the center front waist. On the proper back bodice, three (3) glass buttons are sewn on the left side of the back opening (placket), with four (4) button holes on the right side. At the waist, two (2) decorative buttons are sewn on the right side of the opening, without corresponding button holes on the left side. The hem is turned up 3 1/2". The bodice and sleeves are lined with muslin, while the skirt is unlined. The printed pattern on the fabric is four (4) colors and black, with a base color of reddish brown, on top of which is a repeating pattern of columns of red roses alternating with columns of diamonds and clubs on a cream background inside a black, orange, and red border.

Men dressed in white at Muslim festival, Anohia Village, Afikpo Village-Group, Nigeria. [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title source: Dr. Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

Donated by Simon Ottenberg, 2000.

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "More on the same day of the Muslim festival at Anohia village. muslim men dressed in white coming toward the Alhaji's house." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part II].

Transkei Women and Children Eating

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Transkei Women and Children Eating, 1947. Three women are sitting on the ground, two of them have a baby in their respective laps. They are eating soup out of a large, shallow bowl. They are all dressed similarly: head wraps, jewelry and cloth wrapped around their chest or waist. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.

In 1947, Constance Staurt Larrabee visited the Transkei. She was there researching the housing problems in Southern Africa.

There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print and 6x6 contact print for reference purposes.

The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Transkei Woman With A Pipe

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Transkei Woman With A Pipe, 1947. The woman is holding a pipe in her right hand. She is wearing two cloths: one wrapped around her chest and one draped around her shoulders. She is also wearing a couple beaded necklaces and a cloth loosely wrapped around her head. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.

In 1947, Constance Staurt Larrabee visited the Transkei. She was there researching the housing problems in Southern Africa.

There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print and 6x6 contact print for reference purposes.

The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Transkei Woman With Child

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Transkei Woman With Child, 1947. The woman and child are standing in front of a base structure for a homestead. Both are wearing white clay around their eyes. This clay is obtained from the river or by scraping a soft white stone. The woman is wearing a head wrap, a cloth wrapped around her chest, an additional cloth thrown over her shoulder, beaded necklaces and brass bracelets. The child is wrapped in a blanket. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.

In 1947, Constance Staurt Larrabee visited the Transkei. She was there researching the housing problems in Southern Africa.

There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.

The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Unidentified Man in Suit

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Unidentified man models suit from United States National Museum collections.

Unidentified Man in Heavy Weather Sailing Gear

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Unidentified man models heavy weather sailing gear from United States National Museum collections.

Stereograph Portrait of Unidentified Male

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Unidentified male models a hooded fur coat from Department of Anthropology collections.

Lt. T. Dix Bolles Models Korean Mourning Costume

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Lt. T. Dix Bolles (detailed to USNM Division of Anthropology by the U.S. Navy), models Korean mourning costume.

USNM Staff Member Models Korean Mourning Costume

Smithsonian Institution Archives
United States National Museum (USNM) staff member models Korean mourning costume and farmer's hat from donation by Ensign J.B. Bernadou, U.S.N.

Walter G. Hough Models Traditional Korean Costume

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Ethnologist Walter G. Hough models traditional Korean costume from United States National Museum collections.

Maasai women with children, Great Rift Valley, Kenya, [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Broadcasting Company and traveled to Africa from early December 1966 to early February 1967.

Group of pastoral Maasai, Rift valley region, Kenya. [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Broadcasting Company and traveled to Africa from June 1966 to early August 1966.

A group of pastoral Maasai, Rift valley region, Kenya. [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Broadcasting Company and traveled to Africa from early December 1966 to early February 1967.

A group of pastoral Maasai. Rift valley region, Kenya. [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Broadcasting Company and traveled to Africa from early December 1966 to early February 1967.

Maasai of ilmurran (warriors) age-grade, Great Rift Valley, Kenya, [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Broadcasting Company and traveled to Africa from early December 1966 to early February 1967.

Transkei Man and Women

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Transkei Man and Women, 1947. On the far left a man is squatting. He is wearing a beaded headdress and a cloth wrapped around his waist. Beside him, side-by-side, are three women. The woman on the far right has white clay around her eyes. This is usually obtained from the river or by scraping a soft, white stone. They are dressed similarly: head wrap, jewelry, and cloth wrapped around the chest and waist. There is a homestead behind them. The people have come together for the Sunday morning beer drinking and discussion of politics among the people. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.

In 1947, Constance Staurt Larrabee visited the Transkei. She was there researching the housing problems in Southern Africa.

There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print and 6x6 contact print for reference purposes.

The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Three Zulu Women

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Three Zulu Women, 1949. They are kneeling side by side in the grass looking to their right. They all are wearing beaded headdresses, necklaces, and cloths draped over their body. They are holding carved sticks in front of them. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1949.

During a visit to Natal in 1949, Constance Stuart photographed among the Zulu. The Zulu are one of the most photographed peoples in Southern Africa. In some settlements, the inhabitants performed for the photographers.

There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.

The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Zulu Woman Holding Bowl

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Zulu Woman Holding Bowl, 1949. The woman is kneeling near a doorway. She is holding a carved bowl in her hands. She has beads in her hair, beaded necklaces and waring a cloth around her waste. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1949.

During a visit to Natal in 1949, Constance Stuart photographed among the Zulu. The Zulu are one of the most photographed peoples in Southern Africa. In some settlements, the inhabitants performed for the photographers.

There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.

The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Transkei Woman With Pipe

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Transkei Woman With Pipe, 1947. She is holding a pipe in her left hand. She is wearing a head wrap, cloth thrown over her shoulder, and beaded jewelry. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.

In 1947, Constance Staurt Larrabee visited the Transkei. She was there researching the housing problems in Southern Africa.

There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print and 6x6 contact print for reference purposes.

The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Transkei Woman Making Jewelry

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Transkei Woman Making Jewelry, 1947. She is sitting in the grass next to a large cloth. She is putting beads on a long string. The woman is wearing a head wrap, several bracelets, a necklace and a skirt. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1947.

In 1947, Constance Staurt Larrabee visited the Transkei. She was there researching the housing problems in Southern Africa.

There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print and 6x6 contact print for reference purposes.

The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.
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