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Congo (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 463 Collections and/or Records:

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The Stanley Falls fisheries at Stanleyville [i.e. Kisangani] 1912-14, 1912 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/236
Scope and Contents 99 x 75 mm. A view showing the wooden stagings of the fish traps:'Towards the end of the low-water season, small tree-trunks and great supporting posts are fixed upright amongst the rocks and broken water at the falls ... Upon these are built elaborate stagings, lashed with forest creeper ropes, and stretching far out across the tumbling rapids from both banks. Six or ten feet beneath the staging, according to the height of the water, are suspended conical or bell-shaped basket...
Dates: 1912 - 1914
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The Stanley Falls fisheries at Stanleyville [i.e. Kisangani] 1912-14, 1912 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/237
Scope and Contents

99 x 75 mm. A view showing the wooden stagings of the fish traps. Photograph probably by Christy.

Dates: 1912 - 1914
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The Stanley Falls fisheries at Stanleyville [i.e. Kisangani] 1912-14, 1912 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/238
Scope and Contents

99 x 75 mm. A view showing the wooden stagings of the fish traps. Photograph probably by Christy.

Dates: 1912 - 1914
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The Stanley Falls fisheries at Stanleyville [i.e. Kisangani] 1912-14, 1912 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/239
Scope and Contents

98 x 75 mm. A view showing a section of the fisheries, with Africans seated on the rocks in the foreground.

Dates: 1912 - 1914
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The Stanley Falls fisheries at Stanleyville [i.e. Kisangani] 1912-14, 1912 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/240
Scope and Contents

96 x 73 mm. A view showing a section of the fisheries, with Africans seated on the rocks in the foreground.

Dates: 1912 - 1914
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The Sultani of Ekibondo's head wife, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/16
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 41 album sheets. Typed on a piece of paper stuck on one album sheet is: 'ALBUM 2. All the photographs in this album were taken by me, on a safari from Victoria (B. Cameroons) to Port Sudan. This journey lasted from April 7/35 till August 2/36. The photographs are of anthropological interest only, and deal mostly with the Mangbetu tribe in the northern Congo; the Karamojong in Northern Uganda, and various tribes in the southern Sudan. I was using only a...
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The tamburu as seen from behind, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/122
Scope and Contents

The caption below the photograph continues: 'It is collapsable [sic] like an opera hat'.

Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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These four are some of Niapu's wives who have the tamburu, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/3
Scope and Contents Showing four women standing in a line. The caption below the photograph continues: 'Niapu is one of the three most important Mangbetu Sultanis. They looked very sour when Niapu told them to come and pose for me'.An additional note on the top of the album page reads: 'The MANGBETU Tribe live on the northern edge of the Eturi Forest in the Belgian Congo. Their chief characteristic is the deformation of the skull which they attain by binding the childrens heads for the first year to...
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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This little pigmy family came and sat down and watched us breakfast, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/247
Scope and Contents

In the Ituri Forest, Kivu region, Zaire.

Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Th[r]ough bamboo forests on the road to Bondo. (North Congo), 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/359
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 77 loose sheets. On one sheet, in ink capitals, is written 'Photographs taken between June 18th 1934 - December 1934, in the Lamu Archipelago, Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda, Belgian Congo, Ruanda Urundi, French Equatorial Africa, Cameroons, Nigeria, French West Africa.' The majority of the photographs have been captioned by hand, in a difficult handwriting, and some of the names of peoples and places have not been traced in works of reference. The following...
Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Traffic controller at N'Dele Station, Congo, 1940s], 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/512
Scope and Contents

Showing a trafficcontroller employed by Otrace (Office d'Exploitation des Transports Coloniaux) speaking into the telephone from his office at N'Dele. The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'Dans le cabine de 'dispatching' de la Station de N'Dele, à Léopoldville, voici un des employés indigènes de l'Otrace (Office d'Exploitation des Transports Coloniaux) qui contrôlent le trafic sur le chemin de fer de Matadi'. Photograph by A. Da Cruz.

Dates: 1940 - 1949
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Tree ferns, 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/230
Scope and Contents

105 x 85 mm. A general view of the foliage.

Dates: 1939 - 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Tree-Frog's nest on a Phrynium leaf, Ituri Forest, (n.d.)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/241
Scope and Contents

101 x 79 mm. A view showing frog's nest on the upper side of the leaf. The caption on the reverse of the print reads 'Eggs hatched in mass of white froth high above streams. The frothy mass is their means of protection. When tadpoles sufficiently developed they fall off into the water beneath'.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Tree-Frog's nest on a Phrynium leaf, Ituri Forest, (n.d.)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/242
Scope and Contents

94 x 76 mm. A view showing frog's nest on the upper side of the leaf. The caption on the reverse of the print reads 'Eggs hatched in mass of white froth high above streams. The frothy mass is their means of protection. When tadpoles sufficiently developed they fall off into the water beneath'.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Two girl mourners], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/50
Scope and Contents

The typed below the photograph reads: 'These two girls obviously had some connection with the deceased, and were waiting about round the grave with painted faces, and hang dog expressions'.

Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[two illegible words] in the Bwamba country, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/171
Scope and Contents

On the western slopes of the Ruwenzori mountains.

Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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[Two men], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/87
Scope and Contents

The caption below the photographs reads: 'This little man standing beside a Bangwa of normal height, is more likely to be a pigmy thana dwarf. He is wearing his bark cloth in the Bangwa style'.

Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Two of my carriers, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/278
Scope and Contents

Carrying Powell's baggage from Buburu to Sikoru on the Ubangi River. The caption continues: 'The men are much too lazy to make good carriers'.

Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Typical Lobula. A tribe on the Ubangi River, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/268
Scope and Contents

Showing a woman's hairstyle. A caption below reads: 'Lobula natives have shaved heads all but a little pig tail'.

Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Typical Lobula. A tribe on the Ubangi River, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/269
Scope and Contents

Showing a woman's hairstyle.

Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Typical Mangbetu, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/124
Scope and Contents From the File: A collection of photographs on 41 album sheets. Typed on a piece of paper stuck on one album sheet is: 'ALBUM 2. All the photographs in this album were taken by me, on a safari from Victoria (B. Cameroons) to Port Sudan. This journey lasted from April 7/35 till August 2/36. The photographs are of anthropological interest only, and deal mostly with the Mangbetu tribe in the northern Congo; the Karamojong in Northern Uganda, and various tribes in the southern Sudan. I was using only a...
Dates: 1935 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ubangi River types, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/525
Scope and Contents

Head and shoulders portrait.

Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ubangi River types, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/526
Scope and Contents

Head and shoulders portrait.

Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ubangi River types, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/527
Scope and Contents

Profile from the waist up.

Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Uganda and Northern Nigeria 1908-12, 1908-11 - 1912-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011D
Scope and Contents

A scrapbook album containing prints by various photographers, including Alfred Lobo. The prints are of various sizes and the majority are captioned in Bell's hand. Captions composed for this catalogue are enclosed in square brackets. Among the scenes and events depicted in the album are the Kampala Exhibition of 1908, views of Government House, Entebbe, the visit of Winston Churchill to Uganda in 1907, sleeping sickness sufferers in Uganda and durbars in Northern Nigeria.

Dates: 1908-11 - 1912-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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