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Creators:
White Fathers
Dates:
circa 1903-1925
Size:
217 Photographic prints (black and white)
217 Copy prints (black and white)
217 Copy negatives (black and white, 4 x 5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-010
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Pères Blancs (White Fathers) Society Photographic Album documents the group's missions and the Africans living near them in the East African kingdoms of Rwanda and Burundi (now the state of Rwanda-Burundi). Subjects include individual and group portraits of Africans, including members of the Tutsi royal family and the Tutsi elite, Christian families of Hutu origin, missionaries and Western visitors, and Twa people on an elephant hunt. There are also photos of landscapes, African villages and mission buildings, activities, including dancing and farming.