Arthur Pope photographic album, EEPA 2007-004, circa 1899-1900

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-004
Creators:
Pope, Arthur.
Dates:
circa 1899-1900
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
57 photographic prints
Photograph album
Repository:
This album contains 57 photographic prints, dating from circa 1899-1900, depicting the indigenous peoples of the Belgian Congo (later known as Zaire and presently known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Subjects depicted include costumes, body arts (hairstyles and scarification), funerary rituals, weavers and blacksmiths. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Kasai, Kwango and Luba peoples.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Organization reflects the original order of the prints in the album.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Arthur Pope was a Canadian commercial agent who traveled extensively in the Congo, investigating the rubber trade. Pope was also a celebrated athlete and hockey player who won the broadsword fencing competition at the Chicago World's Fair in 1895.

General note
General note
Title provided by EEPA staff.

Container
EEPA.2007-004

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Conditions Governing Use note
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation note
Arthur Pope Photographic Album, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Thomas H. Pierce, 2007.

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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/