Mozambique Trading Company photographs, EEPA 1988-009, circa 1888

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1988-009
Creators:
Machado, Soura (photographer)
Andrade e Serrano, Freire d'
Dates:
circa 1888
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
36 negatives (photographic)
black & white
4 x 5 in.
36 photographic prints
(2 portfolio boxes)
black & white
16 x 22 cm.
36 photographic prints
(1 volume)
black & white
8 x 10 in.
Repository:
Photographs taken by Freire d'Andrade e Serrano and Soura Machado in Mozambique for Carta Agricolo-Silva Imp. (Agricultural Charter-Silver Importers), circa 1888. The photographs were collected by the trading company to document its activities and the conditions in Mozambique.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs taken by Freire d'Andrade e Serrano and Soura Machado in Mozambique for Carta Agricolo-Silva Imp. (Agricultural Charter-Silver Importers), circa 1888. The photographs were collected by the trading company to document its activities and the conditions in Mozambique. Images include forts, government buildings, markets and villages. Activities depicted include roof construction, farming and using a mortar and pestle. There are also portraits of agricultural workers shown with cattle and a wagon, a cook with his helpers, and government officials. Images include scenes from Quelimane, Mandora, Xueva, Caia, Gouvex and Sarmento.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Images indexed by negative number.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Established on February 11, 1891, the Mozambique Company (Portuguese: Companhia de Moçambique) was a royal company operating in Portuguese Mozambique that had the concession of the lands in the Portuguese colony corresponding to the present provinces of Manica and Sofala in central Mozambique. It's headquarters were in Beira, Portugese Mozambique.
The company dissolved in 1972.

Administration
Processing Information
Finding aid by Eden Orelove, 2017.
Author
Eden Orelove

Container
36
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2
1

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Preferred Citation
Mozambique Trading Company Photographs, EEPA 1988-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

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Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
elisofonarchives@si.edu
http://africa.si.edu/collection/eliot-elisofon-photographic-archives/