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Congo (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 463 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A girl I met between Megrindra and Egbundu, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/56
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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A girl in the Alumbi country, N.E. Congo. She may be Alumbi, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/412
Scope and Contents

A full-length 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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[A Gombe girl with ginger hair], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/264
Scope and Contents

A head and shoulders portrait. Upper 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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A Gombe girl with ginger hair at Buburu comfortably posed on my deck chair, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/265
Scope and Contents

Upper 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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A Gombe man near Sikoru, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/275
Scope and Contents

The full caption reads: 'A Gombe man near Sikoru, in the Giri Swamp who had the misfortune to burn off his lower jaw by smoking himself unconscious with 'has[h]ish' and falling forwards into a fire'.

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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A gorgeously coloured puff adder killed at Ekibondo (Northern Congo), 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/86
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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A large message drum at Atanakea (Mangbetu village), 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/109
Scope and Contents

Showing Powell standing beside a message drum. The caption below the photograph continues: 'This drum is carved out of one peice [sic] of wood; it has a long narrow opening at the top, and the inside is quite hollow. All the country round here is low lying swampy forest and the climate consequently hot and sticky. I usually wore a sarong (Kikoi) which proved a comfortable and cool dress for walking'.

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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A large old female Okapi, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/173
Scope and Contents

102 x 79 mm. A view showing the dead Okapi with Pygmy trackers standing in the background. This was Christy's second okapi, shot in the Ituri Forest near Beni.

Dates: 1913
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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A Lobula message drum at Imese, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/276
Scope and Contents

The caption continues: 'Like the Ayancha frames'.

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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A Mangbele man, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/71
Scope and Contents

The caption above the photograph continues: 'The Mangbele are a neighbouring tribe of the Mangbetu. They all tall, thin, bearded and unfriendly'.

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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A Mangbetu grave, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/49
Scope and Contents

The caption below the photograph continues: 'A man has just been buried, and his wives and relatives are wailing on the grave. (Taken close to Medje.)'.

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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A Mangbetu woman wearing tamburu, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/1
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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A Mombodo man lies on his bed, while his wife dresses his hair for him, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/37
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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A new lava stream (still hot), 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/319
Scope and Contents

Views of the crater of Nyamaragira, an active volcano to the north of Lake Kivu, 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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A pygmie village - Belgian Congo [i.e. Congo], 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/232
Scope and Contents

125 x 125 mm. Showing many people stood around a central object.

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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A stream we passed running through the forest during a trek from M'bogo to Iruma, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/232
Scope and Contents

The caption continues: 'Taken near Cachiamagulia'. In Upper 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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A stream we passed running through the forest during a trek from M'bogo to Iruma, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/234
Scope and Contents

The caption continues: 'Taken near Cachiamagulia'. In Upper 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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[A three-man travelling band], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/110
Scope and Contents

The caption below the photograph reads: 'A travelling band came to Ekibondo - a Bangwa village while I was staying there, and provided music for a wild dance which lasted well into the night'.

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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A typical Mangbetu home in the forest, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/66
Scope and Contents

The caption below the photograph continues: 'Their huts are made of split cane, and thatched with leaves, and branches of palms'.

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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A well graded [road] through the forest between Beni and Lubero in the Congo, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/358
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 place or tribal names have not been traced in works of reference. The following guide to...
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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[A woman sitting on what resembles the chimney of a kiln], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/505
Scope and Contents

The caption on the album page reads: 'At Gabrui'.

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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[A woman sitting on what resembles the chimney of a kiln], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/506
Scope and Contents

The caption on the album page reads: 'At Gabrui'.

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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Across the Giri swamps. Loading my tiny little canoes at Sikoru, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/224
Scope and Contents

Between the Ubangi and Congo (Zaire) rivers (formerly the Belgian Congo). The caption on the album page reads: 'The Giri Swamps lie between the Ubangui and the Congo Rivers. A greater part of the swamp is flooded primeval forest'.

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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Advanced case, Leopoldville [i.e. Kinshasa] 1903, 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/39
Scope and Contents

100 x 73 mm (mounted on card). A view showing a young African standing over a dying, emaciated youth.

Dates: 1903
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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[African group, ? Congo 1903], 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/52
Scope and Contents

156 x 109 mm. A view showing a posed group of Africans, the men (possibly with sleeping sickness) seated in front of a row of women with decorative scarring.

Dates: 1903
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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