Slides : Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955 (2 of 5)

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Slides document the work of Waldo L. Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955. Slides often have labels that include a number, location, date, and brief description. Subject matter includes agricultural fields; ferries; vistas of a variety countryside throughout the expedition; indigenous tribes; monkeys, rhinoceros, elephants and other observed wildlife; communities, markets, local inhabitants and their families; Mangbetu and watusi dancers. Locations in Congo and areas of Africa include Ruindi [Rwindi], Wagenia, Gungala-nu-Bodio; Ishango, and Lake Tanganyika. Some images may be duplicates of photographs in collection division 15.

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  • Zoology
  • Watusi (African people)


  • Wagenia, Île de
  • Rwindi
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Ishango
  • Tanganyika, Lake


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Slides (photographs)

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 128