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Creators:
Priscilla of Boston.
Dates:
1968
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (8" x 10".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0557
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographer unidentified. Fashion photograph of a model wearing short-sleeved wedding dress with floor-length veil. Number "992" on the print may be the the style number of the dress.

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (b&w, 30 x 40 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.

A small administrative and commercial post on the right bank of the Kwa River near the confluence of the Fimi River and the Kasai River.

The native people on the north and south banks of the Kwa River are known as Baboma. At a time they were subject to a woman chieftain, Nga-nkabi, at Mushie.

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (b&w, 30 x 40 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.

In most part of the Belgian Congo prisoners are employed in important work such as road-making for example. These usually work in batches, each member of which is chained by the neck to his neighbour.

Lusambo was established in February 1890 as a fortified camp on the Sankuru River, from which place the Congo Free State could conduct exploration of katanga and military operations against the Arabs in the Lomami-Lualaba area. In 1910 it was the headquarters of the Kasai province and a growing commercial post. The Roman Scheut Fathers, the America...

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (b&w, 30 x 40 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.

Lusambo was established in February 1890 as a fortified camp on the Sankuru River, from which place the Congo Free State could conduct exploration of katanga and military operations against the Arabs in the Lomami-Lualaba area. In 1910 it was the headquarters of the Kasai province and a growing commercial post. The Roman Scheut Fathers, the America...

One of the most noticeable things about the Belgian Congo is the lack of cattle in and about natives villages. Cattle are only found in the north-eastern borders, and the Lunda and Luba country.

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (b&w, 30 x 40 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.

The earliest attempts at stock-raising in the Congo were made by the missionaries, the White Fathers, who had settlements at Baudouinville and Albertville. Their first experiments were unsuccesful, but by 1920 they had a flourishing herd of 150 head of cattle.

Albertville was established in 1901 as a fortified camp. In 1926 it is the chief port on the western shore of Lake Tanganyika and is the administrative center of the district of tanganyika in Elisabethville province. The town is built on a hill-side and the port, constructed during WWI, is the terminus of the CFGL company that controls rail, river ...

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (handcolored, 30 x 40 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.

In 1911, on his first tour of inspection, Judge Gorlia travelled by foot from Lusambo to Dilolo. On his way he had to deliver judgment among the Luba, the Songye, the Kanioka, the Lunda and the Chokwe.

The colony in peace-time possessed a force of native troops and European officers (Force Publique). The force was recruited by conscription and voluntary enlistment, many among the Tetela, Bangala, and other upper-river tribes. The period of service for native troops was seven years, with five years in the reserve.

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (b&w, 20 x 30 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.

Among the Biin Kaniok, the traditional house, 'nzúbw áá cibèl', made of reeds and straw, is bee-hive shaped. Each house has its specific location into a larger enclosure, 'lúbànz' for the ordinary people, 'cihàng' for a chief. Chief's houses have a second wall and roof outside the first, forming in fact one house within the other.

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (b&w, 38 x 60 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

1st journey Jan'10 - Jan'12

Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.

Rivers are bridged only when they are quite unfordable. To construct a bridge lianas are fastened to trees on either side of the river and swung across to the opposite side. By interlacing these with other lianas a structure is provided which, if it has been carefully made, will sometimes last for several years.

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (b&w, 30 x 20 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Handwritten texts on verso print reads, " 1st journey Jan'10 - Jan'12."

Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.

Trading post or establishment stock, distribute, and sell the imports. They also collect, prepare, and finally export the natural products of the country.

In 1911 about 300 tons of ivory were exported. It is calculated that 12-18 elephants must be destroyed to produce one ton of ivory.

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (b&w, 24.5 x 40 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.

Belgian Congo, almost wholly inland, touches the sea on the northern shore of the Congo estuary. The seaport of Banana forms a convenient pilot station for the navigation of the river as far as Boma and Matadi. In November 1908, when Belgium took over the country, Banana was a district headquarter and had over 100 Europeans residents. Most of them ...

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