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African Poster Collection

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The following posters are grouped topically and not necessarily country-specific.

Posters: African Art

African Sculpture Folder (Drawer #40)

African Sculpture

  • Published by Pictoral Charts Educational Art in London
  • Pictures and captions of various themed African sculpture, including court art, everyday life art, ancestor figures, and masks
  • Large size

Posters: African Finance & Economy

African Development Bank Folder (Drawer #40)

African Development Bank

  • Published by the African Development Bank Group
  • "In the service of Africa"
  • Includes photo's of the banks projects, and text in English and French
  • Large size
     

Poster Not in Folder (Drawer #40)

Africa: Progress Towards Attaining the Millennium Development Goals, 2007

  • Published by the Economic and Social Statistics Division of the African Development Bank Group
  • One side is color photographs, the other statistics and tables
  • Medium size

Posters: African Politics

Posters Not in Folders (Drawer #40)

Cost of the Arms Race

  • Published by the World Disarmament Campaign
  • "20,000,000 people were killed in some 150 wars since 1945..."
  • Small size
     

Exhibition of Photographs: Southern Africa the Imprisoned Society.

  • International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa [1977].
  • Medium Size, (1 portfolio ([16] leaves, [80] leaves of plates)
     

New Flags of 1960

  • “Another TIME Educatino Program Teaching Aid”
  • Reprinted from TIME December 5, 1960
  • Includes a portion of descriptive text
  • Medium Size (Incl. Mauritania, Mali Rep., Upper Volta, Cyprus, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic, Somalia, Malagasy, Congo (Leopoldville), Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Cameroun, Nigeria, Dahomey, Togo, Ivory Coast, Senegal)

Posters: African Wildlife

East African Birds Folder (Drawer #40)

East African Birds, Series 1

  • Published by Brooke Bond
  • Illustrated by Charles Tunnicliffe; Described by John Williams
  • Colored drawings and descriptions of birds
  • Large size

East African Wildlife

  • Published by Brooke Bond
  • Illustrated and described by Charles Tunnicliffe
  • Colored drawings and descriptions of animals
  • Large size

East African Birds, Series 2

  • Published by Brooke Bond
  • Illustrated by Charles Tunnicliffe; Described by John Williams
  • Colored drawings and descriptions of birds
  • Large size

Posters: Health

BU Africa Outreach Program donations (Drawer #36)
 

“Senator Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama know their status… do you and your partner know yours? Know your HIV status! For more information contact the Ministry of Health facility nearest you.”

  • Unknown publisher & country
  • Medium; rolled; poor condition – torn
     

“Tout le Monde Gagne” Prudence – en vente partout 100F le Paquet (Cote d’Ivoire or Burkina Faso)

  • Poster advertising Prudence condoms
  • Small size; rolled
 
Diseases (Drawer #40)
 
River Blindness
Published by the United Nations, World Bank, and World Health Organization
Black and white photographs and information about River Blindness in West Africa, causes and symptoms
Medium size
 
Onchocerciasis River Blindness
Published by the United Nations, World Bank, and World Health Organization
Black and white photographs and information about River Blindness in West Africa, causes and symptoms
In English and French
Medium size

Posters: Historical - The London Times

The London Times Folder (Drawer #40)

Ashanti Expedition, February 1896

  • Published by the London Illustrated News, No. 2963, Vol. CVIII
  • "Prince Henry of Battenberg's last breakfast, in staff officers' mess-room, Cape Coast Castle, before marching for Coomassie"
  • Sketch by H.C. Seppings Wright
  • Small size

The Ashanti Expedition, February 1896

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "An alarm at Ejuvassi, on the way to Coomassie: Houssas turn out to repel a supposed attack"
  • Sketch by H.C. Seppings Wright
  • Small size

Off to Ashanti, January 1896

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "The 'Loanda' going down channel: the soldiers' deck"
  • Sketch by H.C. Seppings Wright
  • Small size

The Ashanti Expedition, January 1896

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "Council of officers at Sierra Leone: Consulting the map for the line of march"
  • Sketch by H.C. Seppings Wright
  • Small size

The Ashanti Expedition, February 1896

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "Prince Christian at his Toilette at Cape Coast Castle," on the reverse side, "Sketches at Cape Coast Castle"
  • Sketch by H.C. Seppings Wright
  • Small size

The Ashanti Expedition, February 1896

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "The submission of King Prempeh: The Palaver at Coomassie on Janurary 20"
  • Sketch by H.C. Seppings Wright
  • Small size

The Ashanti Expedition, February 1896

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "The submission of King Prempeh"
  • Sketch by H.C. Seppings Wright
  • Small size

West African Squadron in the River Congo, November 1875 (2 copies)

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "The King of Shark's Point going to call on the Commodore"
  • Sketch by H.C. Seppings Wright
  • Small size

A Dahomey Prince Spinning Sacred Cotton, December 1877

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • Small size

Destruction of Manuel Vicca's Town, November 1875

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "On the River Congo, by marines of the West African Squadron
  • Sketch by an officer of the squadron
  • Small size

The Benin Expedition, March 1897

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "The Advance Guard: Commander Bacon of the Intelligence Department, sending back the news of Torpedo-Instructor Ansell's Death"
  • Sketch by H.C. Seppings Wright
  • Small size

Sketched on the River Congo, October 1887

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • Various sketches of people, landscape, and tools
  • Sketch by Hebert Ward
  • Medium size

Victims of the Mem-Hoo-Who, Dahomey, August 1873

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • Small size

The Logunkayau-Wa, September 1873

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "Tail dancers of Dahomey"
  • Sketch by W.J. Palmer
  • Small size

The Ashanti Expedition, February 1896

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • Sketch by H.C. Seppings Wright

Hippopotamus Hunting in Angola, January 1880

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "West Africa"
  • Small size

The Ashanti Expedition, February 1896

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "Akroful, the second halting station on the march from Cape Coast
  • Small size

The West African Squadron at Boma

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "On the Congo"
  • Sketch by an officer of the squadron
  • Small size

Rescuing the Wounded, March 1897

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "From the fire at the temporary hospital"
  • Small size

The Golgotha, Benin, March 1897

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "Benin is indeed a city of blood...human sacrifices were strewn about..."
  • Small size

In Quest of Water, March 1897

  • Published by the London Illustrated News
  • "On the morning after the occupation of Benin three hundred water-carriers..."
  • Sketch by G. Montbard
  • Small size

Posters: UNICEF

UNICEF Folder (Drawer #40)

Millions Hunger and Thirst in Africa: Help UNICEF Help

  • Map of Africa with Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Upper Volta, Niger, Chad, and Ethiopia labeled
  • Small size

From the Sands to the Skies: Teaching Aids in the Developing World

  • "Around the world UNICEF aids education in 83 countries"
  • Eight black and white images.
  • Medium size

World Child Emergency

  • "From Bangladesh to Haiti, hunger has never been far away..."
  • Eight black and white images.
  • Medium size

All Children Need Basic Services

  • Basic services include: healthcare, clean water, nutrition, education, training, welfare services
  • Medium size

'Thanks' from Some Friends

  • "UNICEF working for children in over 100 countries"
  • Small size

Compassion Knows No National Boundaries

  • Includes a message from Executive Director Henry Labouisse
  • Medium size

The Face of the World Can Change: You Can Help

  • "This Halloween give to UNICEF"
  • Small size

UNICEF in Nigeria

  • "New African nations yearn for education. UNICEF and UNESCO are helping to train teachers and equip schools"
  • Small size

UNICEF Pakistan

  • "Drinking dirty water accounts for the transmission of serious diseases.  Pure water is essential to family health."
  • Small size

UNICEF Thailand

  • "Training in simple skills is a basic step towards a secure future. Schools relate job training to community needs."
  • Small size

UNICEF Mexico

  • "Visiting nurses go to rural areas from village health centers, giving needed care to new babies and advice to mothers."
  • Small size

UNICEF Thailand

  • Tuberculosis infection is a great threat to the health of children.  Tuberculin testing and vaccination protect them."
  • Small size

UNICEF Mali

  • "At an African health center, a mother is taught to prepare and cook nutritious foods under modern sanitary conditions."
  • Small size

 

UNICEF, U.S.A. Committee for UNICEF  (Drawer #40)

Discussion Guide for UNICEF Pictorial Exhibit.

  • “This discussion guide is designed to assist elementary school teachers, upper grades, secondary school teachers, and group leaders in conducting lessons and programs on the problems facing most of the world’s children on the work of UNICEF…”

Posters: United Nations

Cooking Platform Folder (Drawer #40)

An Elevated Cooking Platform

  • Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Step-by-step instructions for building an elevated cooking platform
  • Medium size
     

United Nations Folder (Drawer #40) 

UN Conference of Technical Co-Operation Among Developing Countries

  • In multiple languages
  • Abstract art image in the center
  • Medium size

The Information Highway

  • Images of technology from around the world
  • Medium size
     

Poster not in folder (Drawer #40)

United Nations-Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • 10 December, International Human Rights Day [Being Different]
  • 10 December, Int'l Human Rights Day: The Right to Think

Posters: Women

Women at Work Folder (Drawer #40)

Nurse Giving Injection to Girl

  • Photograph with a women giving an injection to a girl in a village setting, two others girls await their turn
  • No information provided
  • Small size

Children in Village

  • Photograph of young children, three adults, and a dog in a village-like setting, the houses are raised on stilts
  • No information provided
  • Small size

Woman Selling Guniea Fowl Eggs, Nigeria 1979

  • Photo by John and Penny Hubley; published by the Centre for World Development
  • Woman with baby on her back, selling eggs
  • Medium size

Girl Selling Bread, Nigeria 1979

  • Photo by John and Penny Hubley; published by the Centre for World Development
  • Young girl selling bread
  • Medium size

United Nations' Decade for Women, July 1980

  • Published by the UN; poster design by Ole Hamann
  • "Equality, Development and Peace," World Conference, Copenhagen
  • Medium size

Safe Water, 1980

  • Published by the United Nationals Development Program
  • "Half of Humanity doesn't have safe water near home"
  • Medium size

Women Under Apartheid Folder (Drawer #40)

 A Portable Photographic Exhibition Produced by International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa in Co-operation with United Nations Center Again Apartheid.

  • 1: Introduction: The Migrant Labour System
  • 2: Family Life
  • 3: Resettlement
  • 4: Women at Work
  • 5: Social Services
  • 6: Squatter Camps: A Revolt against the Migrant Labour System
  • 7: Women Against Apartheid: Mass Campaigns 1913-59
  • 8: Women against apartheid: the struggle continues 1960-
  • Medium size

Posters: World Population

World Population Data Sheet Folder (Drawer # 40)

2008 World Population: Data Sheet.

  • Population Reference Bureau 
  • Includes demographic data for countries and regions of the world
  • Statistics on: Nutrition, Environment, Economy, Density
  • World Population Highlights (various charts)
     

2009 World Population: Data Sheet.

  • Population Reference Bureau 
  • Includes demographic data for countries and regions of the world
  • Data estimates for population, health, environment
  • World Population Highlights (various charts)
     

2010 World Population: Data Sheet.

  • Population Reference Bureau 
  • Includes demographic data for countries and regions of the world
  • Data estimates for population, health, environment
  • World Population Highlights (various charts)

 

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