Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955 : photograph album

ID: SIA RU007231

Creator: Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1955

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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The photograph album contains images documenting Waldo Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955. Images are captioned, and include location and date information. Subject matter includes images of the Princess Astrid Institute of Tropical Medicine including facilities and staff at work; Leopoldville [Kinshasa] from various vantage points; gatherings with American and Local officials; workmen and fish at Wagenia fishery in Stanleyville [Kisangani]; examples of insects and plant life of Yangambi Agricultural Experiment Station; Mangbetu dancers; elephants and other large wildlife at Gangala-Na-Bodio elephant training station; other national parks and agricultural stations; Watusi dancers; expedition participants working in the field; laboratories in Congo; examining mites; Karnak Temple at Luxor; and sites in Uganda. Locations are in areas of Sudan, Egypt, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo including the vicinity of Wagenia fisheries, Stanleyville [Kisangani], Leopoldville [Kinshasa], Yangambi,and Lak Kivu. Numerous other locations in between are named, but too numerous to list.

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  • Zoology
  • Fisheries
  • Watusi (African people)


  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Egypt
  • Sudan
  • Uganda
  • Kinshasa
  • Karnak
  • Kisangani


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Photograph albums

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 photograph album

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Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 106