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

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Creator

  • Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
  • Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition (1955)

Abstract

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.

Date Range

1955

Start Date

1955

End Date

1955

Access Information

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Topic

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

Place

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

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Color photographs

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

32 color photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 106