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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 contact print reads, " 1st journey Jan'10 - Jan'12."

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. Until 1912, the Luba, the Songye, the Kanioka, the Lunda and the Chokwe territories extending southward to Dilolo, were administered as part of the Congo-Kasai district with headquarters at Lusambo.

In the Lunda and Chokwe territories trials were brought on account of hostilities between the native tribes, contrabant was rampant, taxes reportedly never been paid, and also because of unscrupulous and abusive behavior of European agents.

In the savanna country, where hunting is the main activity and settlements are more or less temporary, straw houses are more frequent in the Chokwe villages. Also within the village houses are arranged in compounds around a cleared space, in the center of which is the "tsota" or meeting-house.

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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.

In 1902 a military post was established at Dilolo for the surveillance of the caravans routes used by the chokwe traders and because of the unusually large number of clashes with the administrators. Between 1893 and 1911, out of 23 "pacification campaigns", 10 were against Chokwe.

In 1911, on his first tour of inspection, Judge Gorlia travelled by foot from Lusambo to Dilolo. Until 1912, the Luba, the Songye, the Kanioka, the Lunda and the Chokwe territories extending southward to Dilolo, were administered as part of the Congo-Kasai district with headquarters at Lusambo.

In the Lunda and Chokwe territories trials were brought on account of hostilities between the native tribes, contrabant was rampant, taxes reportedly never been paid, and also because of unscrupulous and abusive behavior of European agents.

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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 1911, on his first tour of inspection, Judge Gorlia travelled by foot from Lusambo to Dilolo. Until 1912, the Luba, the Songye, the Kanioka, the Lunda and the Chokwe territories extending southward to Dilolo, were administered as part of the Congo-Kasai district with headquarters at Lusambo.

In the Lunda and Chokwe territories trials were brought on account of hostilities between the native tribes, contrabant was rampant, taxes reportedly never been paid, and also because of unscrupulous and abusive behavior of European agents.

The trackways, or caravan routes, were little more than broad foot-paths, and usually ran direct from camp to camp, or village to village. A decree empowered administrative officers to requisition carriers on payment, for limited periods.

Foot passengers and porters carrying their loads would travel from 6 a.m. to noon. In the early afternoon, they would halt and put up the tent near a village or close to a river.

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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, " Kivu 1926(?). negative included into box marked 1st journey Jan'10 - Jan'12."

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

In eastern Kasai, much of the population was dislocated and disorganized as a result of the Arab incursions and the subsequent campaigns against them. At a very early date, an uprooted class, no doubt including many Baluba but also many others, took refuge around the European posts. Visiting Lusambo, Kasai, in 1908, Hilton-Simpson, a member of the ...

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (b&w, 28 x 11.5 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 eastern Kasai, much of the population was dislocated and disorganized as a result of the Arab incursions and the subsequent campaigns against them. At a very early date, an uprooted class, no doubt including many Baluba but also many others, took refuge around the European posts. Visiting Lusambo, Kasai, in 1908, Hilton-Simpson, a member of the ...

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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 1909 the "Compagnie Belge Maritime du Congo" one of the five shipping lines running between Europe and the Congo had three passenger steamers, the "Léopoldville", the "Elisabethville" and the "Bruxellesville", ensuring a service every three weeks between Antwerp (Belgium) and Matadi (formerly Belgian Congo). They were closely linked with Elder D...

In December 1912 the passenger steamer "Elisabethville" navigated 21 days to Antwerp, its final destination. The ports of call along the journey were Freetown (Sierra Leone), Conakry (Guinée) and Teneriffe (Sp).

At a distance of 80 miles from the sea, Matadi is the highest point to which ocean-going vessels ascend the Congo River. In 1910 it was the best-equiped port in western equatorial Africa and the only place where ships could load and discharge directly from and into raiway trucks since the site was also chosen as the terminus of a railway.

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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 1909 the "Compagnie Belge Maritime du Congo" one of the five shipping lines running between Europe and the Congo had three passenger steamers, the "Léopoldville", the "Elisabethville" and the "Bruxellesville", ensuring a service every three weeks between Antwerp (Belgium) and Matadi (formerly Belgian Congo). They were closely linked with Elder D...

In December 1912 the passenger steamer "Elisabethville" navigated 21 days to Antwerp, its final destination. The ports of call along the journey were Freetown (Sierra Leone), Conakry (Guinée) and Teneriffe (Sp).

The settlement of Boma climbs up the hill-side on the north of Belgian side of the Congo river and owes its importance to its situation as the eastern limit of easy tidal navigation up the Congo estuary. European ships have called here to trade for 200 years. The shipping quarter and port offices are built on the narrow strip of level bank.

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Creators:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Dates:
1945 to 1953
Level:
subseries
Size:
176 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1146
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These letters are clues to a secret life. This is a series of letters and addressed envelopes sent to Philip St. George (?-1997) of New York City who, from all indications, identified as being a closeted gay man. George's correspondents, who may have also have been gay or bisexual, tell of their experiences in the armed forces after World War II an...

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Creators:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (2-1/2" x 2-1/2".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0979
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Creators:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993
Level:
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Size:
1 Item (2-1/2" x 2-1/2".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0979
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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