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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Virunga National Park covers the western shores of Lake Edward while elsewhere, marshland, grassland plateau and plains dominate the park. The Rwenzori Mountains lie on the Ugandan border and rise to alpine meadows and a glacier, while Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira are both active volcanoes with substantial associated lava plains. The neighbourin...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Virunga National Park covers the western shores of Lake Edward while elsewhere, marshland, grassland plateau and plains dominate the park. The Rwenzori Mountains lie on the Ugandan border and rise to alpine meadows and a glacier, while Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira are both active volcanoes with substantial associated lava plains. The neighbourin...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Yangambi Reserve is situated within the Congo River Basin west of the City of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Secondary forests, semi-deciduous secondary rain forests, rain forests, climax forests dominate the biosphere reserve. The site is very important from a biodiversity point of view since it hosts about 32,000 tree species...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The park includes: part of Lake Edward (Lake Rutangize), the Semliki River valley, parts of the Rwindi, Ishasha and Rutshuru valleys south of the lake, the Virunga area within former Zaïre, and part of the Rwenzori (Ruwenzori) range. Lake Edward belongs to the Nile river system and Lake Kivu to the Congo Basin river system. Some of the largest wil...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Nearly 350 reptile species are found in the Eastern Afromontane, of which more than 90 are endemic. About 14 percent of Africa's reptile species live in the Albertine Rift, including about 15 endemic species. Five of these endemic species are chameleons, including the Rwenzori three-horned chameleon (Chamaeleo johnstoni), which looks like a miniat...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Lualaba River is the headstream of the Congo River. The Lualaba is 1800km long, running from near Musofi in the vicinity of Lubumbashi in Katanga Province. The Lualaba River's source is on the Katanga Plateau; it then descends to the Manika Plateau, with waterfalls and rapids marking the descent. As it drops to the Kamalondo Trough (457m in 72...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Virunga Mountains are a chain of volcanoes in East Africa, along the northern border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. The mountain range is a branch of the Albertine Rift, a part of the Great Rift Valley. They are located between Lake Edward and Lake Kivu. The mountain range consists of eight major volcanoes. Mo...

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
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1 Lantern slide (b&w, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, " Sankuru. Baluba countryside, south of Pania Mutombo."

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

In ancient times the only means of communication in what is now the Belgian Congo were the rivers, lakes, and foot-paths. Trackways or caravans routs, were little more than broad foot-paths, for nothing more elaborate was necessary to enable travellers to pass on their way in single line. Usually the tracks ran direct from camp to camp, or village ...

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.

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1966
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Plants near the top of the mountain tend to become less and less. Travelling slightly higher up the slopes of Kilimanjaro, one will come across the heath and moorland. Also known as the grassy land of giants, the heath is inhabited by enormous heathers growing taller than 9 feet in many instances. Scattered between the giant shrubs are resilient fl...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Mbuti maintain nomadic habits and renounce all material wealth. They are unique in that they hunt using round wooden bows and feathered arrows without metal tips, (they occasionaly obtain these from their neighbours). They alone use poison for their arrows. Both archers and net-hunters employ a very similar hunting strategy named 'mota,' where...

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