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Two girls dancing for John Adetoyese Laoye I, Timi of Ede. Ede, Nigeria, negative

Two girls dancing for John Adetoyese Laoye I, Timi of Ede. Ede, Nigeria, [negative]
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photographer
Elisofon, Eliot
Date
1971
Type
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Physical Description
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Restrictions & Rights
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Local number
EENG-VII-34, 3A
EEPA EENG 02299
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 John Adetoyese Laoye I, Timi of Ede. "'Alapo Tiemi Tiemi' (he who has a quiver full of arrows) is one of a dozen royal titles that are perpetuated in the town by the descendants of kings who took refuge in Ede in times of wars." [Ulli Beier, 1958: A Year of Sacred Festivals in One Yoruba Town. Nigerian Magazine]. John Adetoyese Laoye I comes from a family of drummers and was taught the art by his maternal uncle. He has made every effort to keep the tradition alive. During his trip to Nigeria, Elisofon visited Ede, one of oldest towns of Yoruba people; founded by Timi Agbale to establish a settlement to protect the Oyo caravan route to Benin. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
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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