Stereo slides : Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955 (1 of 5)

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Realist stereo slides (Stereographs) and color slides document work completed by Waldo L. Schmitt during the Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955. There are no labels on individual stereographs, but they are organized by location: Brussels, Congo Ferry, Garamba plateau [Garamba National Park], Gangala-Na-Bodio, Leopoldville [Kinshasa],and Luxor (Egypt). There are duplicates. Subject matter covers monuments and structures seen in Brussels; a dam and street view in Leopoldville; Ferry in Congo; Luxor and Valley of the Kings; views of participants and local inhabitants in Guramba Plateau; giraffes, snakes, elephants at Gangala-Na-Bodio elephant training station; examples of vegetation; and Watusi and other indigenous dancers at Paulis-Mangbetu. They appear to be the same subject matter as some of the slides and photographs from the expedition. Slides in the box cover some of the same events, and are individually labeled with numbers, location and descriptions.

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  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Elephants
  • Watusi (African people)


  • Brussels
  • Luxor
  • Egypt
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Kinshasa
  • Gangala-na-Bodio
  • Garamba National Park


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Stereographs
  • Slides (photographs)

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 127