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ELISOFON, ELIOT, 1911-1973.
Eliot Elisofon photograph collection, 1937-1973

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z870

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Elisofon, Eliot, 1911-1973.
Title: Eliot Elisofon photograph collection, 1937-1973
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 847
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Small collection of photographs by photographer Eliot Elisofon.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Gift, 1999.


[after identification of item(s)], Eliot Elisofon photograph collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Unprocessed collection.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973), internationally known photographer and filmmaker.

Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973), internationally known photographer and filmmaker.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of nineteen black and white photographs (8" x 11") related to African culture by Eliot Elisofon.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Kumasi Museum
1 2 Chokwe Mwana Pwo mask: [Basilisk] mask, 2 shots
1 3 [Asan tahine?]
1 4 Igbo Ukwu bowl from the 9th century
1 5 Head, Wunmonije Compound, Ife, 14th – early 15th century, Nigeria
1 6 Bambara Sogoni Koun antelope headdress (dancer)
1 7 Bambara Sogoni Koun antelope headdresses (3 dancers)
1 8 Nyimi of Bakuba, Democratic Republic of Congo
1 9 Dan acrobatic child dancer, Ivory Coast
1 10 Pwo mask dancer from the Chokwe people near Gungu, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1970: [Basilisk] dancer
1 11 Timi of Ede, Nigeria
1 12 Dan bridge, Ivory Coast
1 13 Benim ancestral altar with commemorative heads, Nigeria
1 14 Ashanti jewelry (ring and bracelet), Ghana
1 15 Ashanti jewelry (rings), Ghana
1 16 Guro heddle pulleys, Ivory Coast, 2 shots
1 17 Female figure, dating to the early-to mid-20th century, of the Dogon peoples of Mali