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West African photograph album, 1936
Bernath Mss 400
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Title:

West African photograph album, 1936

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Photograph Album of Travels in West Africa in 1936, featuring Belgian Congo, Uganda, Niger, Ghana (Gold Coast), Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Sudan. Album contains 127 original B + W photographs of travels in West Africa in 1936, featuring Belgian Congo, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Niger and Sudan. Green cloth album measuring approximately 9 inches x 12 inches (23cm x 30cm). Photographs vary in size, the smallest being 2.25 inches x 3.5 inches (6cm x 9cm), and the largest being 3 inches x 4.25 inches (8cm x 11 c). Photographs mounted with photo corners to 17 leafs, 16 of which are double-sided, with English manuscript caption in white ink. Also included is a printed itinerary of the travel mounted on one leaf. Album also features towns and villages of Belgian Congo, Uganda, Niger, Ghana (Gold Coast), Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Sudan, among them are Kisenyi (in Kivu), Tchibondo, Wanmba, Stanleyville, Coquilhatville (Mbandaka), Zinder, Togaland, Takoradi, Sekondi, Kumasic, Accra, Lagos, Haute - Volta (colony of French West Africa), and Kayas. Examples of daily life and costumes of indigenous tribes native to West Africa. Among the photographs: Pygmy tribe of Beni, pygmy hunters, chief of Tchibondo and his wives, Tchibondo villager dancing in their traditional costumes, Mangbetu tribe with their elongated heads, with doctor in Coquillhatville, chief of Niger, Lake Kivu, volcanic craters, Stanley Falls, River Niger, huts in Uganda, Elmina Castle in Gold Coast (Ghana, Moore's house in Logos, young captured elephants, locust swarm in Lagos (Nigeria) and local surf boats. (Derived from vendor descriptive info, Additional derails in CF.)

Date:

1936 (issued)

Note:

The collection is open for research.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], West African photograph album, Bernath Mss 400. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Physical Description:

0.2 linear feet

Language:

English

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Origin:

No place, unknown, or undetermined

Copyright Note:

The collection is open for research.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.