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[African Mammal Hall background study of a plain with small trees] [art original] / [A.A. Jansson]

 Item — Frame: 1
Identifier: Art Survey No. 357
Scope and Contents Painting by Jansson during the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy Expedition to British East Africa, 1926-1927. Landscape with small trees or brushes in foreground, a plain in the middle ground and low mountains in the background. Jansson painted many scenes for the proposed Akeley Hall of African Mammals. This was not used for any of the dioramas for the hall. In wooden frame painted gray, 45 x 68 cm. Painting unsigned. On back of painting: "P 505" and "#11."

And so ... we went to Africa

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 6
Scope and Contents David A. Lowry, a donor to the museum, and his wife Barbara went on safari in 1959 with professional hunter Sidney Downey. The film documents the Lowrys' vacation trip, starting from Nairobi, through Amboseli National Park and Garba Tula in Kenya to Tanzania's Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Unit, and Serengeti National Park. The Lowrys hired professional filmmaker Allen Bendig and editor Charles R. Senf to make a film of the safari. Excellent views of a wide variety of...

Captain Keith Caldwell bird list

 Collection
Identifier: Archives Orn216
Scope and Contents List of East African birds collected by Caldwell in Kenya

Macomber photographic slide collection, undated.

 Collection
Identifier: PSC 346
Abstract Photographs taken in East Africa, Kenya and Tanganyika. Images of animals and hunting. Includes koodoo, gerenuk, ostrich, rhinoceros, guinea fowl, zebras, and ant hill.

Mt. Kenya / Label on back "Bob Kane"

 Item
Identifier: Art Survey No. 165
Scope and Contents Rainstorm over mountain. Inscription: On back "P340-A."

Photographic slides of travel in Africa, 1977-1978.

 Collection
Identifier: PSC 576
Abstract Travel photographs taken mostly in Kenya. A few slides in unknown locations, probably Africa. Includes images of safari animals, African people in native dress, market scenes, and street scenes.

Photographs of African people and culture

 Collection
Identifier: PPC .A381
Scope and Content Note The majority of this collection consists of photographs and photographic postcards of African people, locations and objects. Many of the photographs are portraits and various cultures are represented. Most of the images are captioned and several items are accompanied by brief notes.The earliest dated item is among a group of photographs collected by Franz Uri Boas for research (Folder 1). These include various objects of ritual and daily use, pygmies at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition...

[Rock study for the Klipspringer Group] [art original] / A.A. Jansson

 Item — Frame: 1
Identifier: Art Survey No. 872
Scope and Contents Painting Jansson made during the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy Expedition to British East Africa, 1926-1927. Detail of the Lukenia Hills, forty miles east of Nairobi, with weathered granite rocks and shrubs (possibly Boswellia pyrifera). Facsimiles of the rocks were made for the Kiplinger diorama in the American Museum of Natural History's Akeley Hall of African Mammals. Signed at lower left. On back of canvas: "P.20" (and "P 356" crossed out).

Stereographs of African landscapes, people and culture

 Collection
Identifier: PPC .A382
Scope and Content note This is an unidentified collection of stereographs, the majority of them undated, of African landscape, villages, towns and people. The countries represented are Kenya, Egypt, Tanzania, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Among the African peoples mentioned are the Buganda, Wanderobo, Kikuya, Taita, Masai, Lumbwa and Nandi.Most of the cards are labeled on the verso in the same hand. They are unsigned but identified by the initials V.S.K. A number of the cards describe interactions...