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German East Africa photograph album
Bernath Mss 475  
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  • Title: German East Africa photograph album
    Identifier/Call Number: Bernath Mss 475
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: German
    Physical Description: 0.92 linear feet (1 oversize box)
    Date: 1907
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], German East Africa photograph album, Bernath Mss 475. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Library purchase, 2014.

    Scope and Content

    Photograph album containing 26 original, silver gelatin print photographs and three loose photographs of a political tour of Colonial Director Bernhard Dernburg (Exzellenz Dernburg in Deutsche Ostafrika Dar es Salaam, Tabora, Muanza, Pugu und Victoriasee).
    Photographs show various markets and gatherings of indigenous people, including a large community laden with luggage marching from Mwansa inland to Tabora, a group of women dancing around a drummer on a desolate road, a formal festivity, and a very busy market n Dar es Salaam.
    In the vicinity of Lake Victoria, Dernburg stands amidst a large gathering of German officials and a perfectly postured row of Schutztruppe men. Received in grand style and attracting notice from many, he is also photographed on the balcony of a train departing for the journey. Along the coast of Dar es Salaam, an African man and a young boy, both in German military issued attire, are seen using a heliograph. A building labeled 'Pugu' may be the original rail station, about 12 miles southwest of Dar es Salaam. Deep in the hills of Tanzania a colonial estate is displayed, its expanse comprising a large terrace, a tiered rice paddy, and some straw thatched huts dispersed at a distance. In West Usambara he photographs a banana plantation which also contains a sizeable German dwelling.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Tanzania -- Pictorial works
    Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    Photograph albums
    Germany -- Colonies -- Africa
    Bernhard, Dernburg -- Administration