Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955 : color photographs (1 of 3)

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32 photographs document work of Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955, led by Waldo Schmitt. Short captions are recorded on the reverse side. Subject matter includes local children; views of structures and skyline of Leopoldville [Kinshasa]; participants interacting with local inhabitants; accommodations; elephants; Watusi and Mangbetu dancers; a lava field; hippopotami; and Bunia Market. Locations in the Democratic Republic of Congo include Leopoldville [Kinshasa], Lwiro [Luiro], and Butembo.

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  • Watusi (African people)
  • Mangbetu (African people)


  • Butembo
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Luiro
  • Kinshasa


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Color photographs

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

32 color photographs

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Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 106