Yale launches James J. Ross Archive of African Images

The First Day of the Yam Custom. Published Decr. 2, 1818, by John Murray, Albemarle Street. Illustrated by T.E. Bowditch, engraved by R. Havell & Son.Yale University now hosts the James J. Ross Archive of African Images, 1590-1920 (RAAI), which contains approximately 5,000 illustrations of African art published before 1921. The archive represents an eight-year collaboration between African art collector James Ross and filmmaker Susan Vogel, a former director of the Museum for African Art, and is facilitated by Yale University Art Gallery with Yale University Library.

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