Guide to the Conakry, French Guinea photograph album Bernath Mss 471
Finding aid prepared by Edward C. Fields, 2014.
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Title: Conakry, French Guinea photograph album
Identifier/Call Number: Bernath Mss 471
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 0.92 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Date: circa 1915
Abstract: [CONAKRY, FRENCH GUINEA] DESCHACHT, A."Conakry" La Perle de l'A.O.F. [Conakry, French Guinea Photograph Album with Sixty-Nine Photographs]. Ca. 1915.
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[Identification of Item], Conakry, French Guinea photograph album, Bernath Mss 471. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Library purchase, 2014.
[CONAKRY, FRENCH GUINEA] DESCHACHT, A."Conakry" La Perle de l'A.O.F. [Conakry, French Guinea Photograph Album with Sixty-Nine Photographs]. Ca. 1915.
Album of Conakry includes strong images of the port, the main streets and government and colonial buildings including the Grand Hotel, a church, Ballay hospital, the market, post office, the Railway Company of Niger, as well as a railway bridge, the ocean promenade, a lighthouse, the radio station and several other images of local and colonial buildings. Additionally there are several images of the native inhabitants as well as seven oval images of Guinean women. "Conakry became the capital of French Guinea in 1904 and prospered as an export port, particularly after a (now closed) railway to Kankan opened the large scale export of groundnut from the interior." Sixty-nine gelatin silver photographs mounted on forty-one leaves. Oblong Folio (30x41 cm). Most photos ca. 17x23 cm (7x9 in) but some smaller and oval. Most images with the blind stamp of A. Deschacht, Conakry, Guinee Francaise. From dealer's description.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Conakry (Guinea) -- Pictorial works