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Sir Adesoji Aderemi, Oni of Ife, Ife, Nigeria, negative

Sir Adesoji Aderemi, Oni of Ife, Ife, Nigeria, [negative]
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photographer
Elisofon, Eliot
Date
1970
Type
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Physical Description
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Restrictions & Rights
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Local number
EENG-II-11, 4A
EEPA EENG 01098
Culture
Yoruba (African people)
Notes
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Organization
Image index by negative number and EEPA subject categories
Summary
The photograph depicts Oba Sir Adesoji Tadeniawo Aderemi, Oni of Ife (ruled September 1930 - July 1980). The traditional ruler is the spiritual leader of the Yoruba people. Today, the Oni continues to have great religious authority. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Ife, oldest town of Yoruba people who consider it a holy city & the legendary birthplace of mankind. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20560-0708
Data Source
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Place
Africa
Nigeria
Usage
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