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Congo (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 463 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

[Candid photograph of a woman of the Mangbetu tribe], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/5
Scope and Contents

Informal head and shoulders portrait. The caption below the photograph reads: 'This is not a tattoo but just a black dye, which can be washed off. This they do frequently (about once a fortnight) and paint on some entirely fresh and crazy design which they have thought of'.

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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[Candid photograph of a woman of the Mangbetu tribe], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/6
Scope and Contents

Informal head and shoulders portrait. The caption below the photograph reads: 'These faint and numerous cicatrizations represent solely events in her sexual life; such as, - menstruations - husbands - intercourses and childbirths'.

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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[Candid photograph of a woman of the Mangbetu tribe], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/7
Scope and Contents

Informal head and shoulders portrait. The caption below the photograph reads: 'The best tamburu I saw'.

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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[Candid photograph of an elderly Mangbetu man], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/11
Scope and Contents

Informal head and shoulders portrait. A caption at the bottom of the album page reads: 'An ancient Mangbetu man I met in the forest between Medje and Pambirie. All the Mangbetu men wear little straw hats decorated with hens feathers'.

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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[Candid photograph of an elderly Mangbetu man], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/12
Scope and Contents

Informal head and shoulders portrait. A caption at the bottom of the album page reads: 'An ancient Mangbetu man I met in the forest between Medje and Pambirie. All the Mangbetu men wear little straw hats decorated with hens feathers'.

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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[Carved pillar], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/34
Scope and Contents

The caption reads: 'The Mangbetu are always very industrious and clever with their hands at pottery, carving and basket work. These photographs show some of their carved pillars which they have in their court houses. Many of the designs are phallic'.

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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[Carved pillar], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/35
Scope and Contents

The caption reads: 'The Mangbetu are always very industrious and clever with their hands at pottery, carving and basket work. These photographs show some of their carved pillars which they have in their court houses. Many of the designs are phallic'.

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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Carving a tree trunk for Niapu's new house, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/32
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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[Carving from Tshikay, April 1948], 1948-04

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/527
Scope and Contents Showing a carving of two heads made by Futi Daniel of Tshikay. The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'Originaire du village du Tshikay, non loin de la côte Atlantique, Futi Daniel est un sculpteur congolais de talent.Après avoir reçu à la mission de Moanda les leçons d'un artiste européen, le P. Van den Houdt, il s'est mis à produire une série de figures d'inspiration et de style variés.Voici une de ses oeuvres: 'Enfance''.Photograph by J. Mulders...
Dates: 1948-04
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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[Carving given to Powell], 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/121
Scope and Contents

The caption to the left of the photograph reads: 'A carving representing Madamu, which was given to me at Ekibondo, and was the cause of much amusement'.

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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[Cast-iron work, Leopoldville, 1947], 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/515
Scope and Contents

Showing workers welding a section of decorative cast-iron work in the Dardenne factory at Leopoldville. The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'Le montage d'une grille en fer fergé aux ateliers Dardenne, à Léopoldville. (1947)'. Photograph by A. Da Cruz.

Dates: 1947
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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Chain symptom, severe and continued headache. Congo, 1903, 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/36
Scope and Contents

74 x 100 mm (mounted on card). A view showing a young African boy suffering from sleeping sickness and clutching his head in pain. The boy's name is Kondolo and is case CII in the expedition report as explained in the introduction to this collection.

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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Chestnut brown cow, Lamami Valley [? Lomami River valley], c.1913, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/268
Scope and Contents

119 x 88 mm. A view showing an African squatting behind a buffalo killed by Christy in the Lamami Valley. The location is possibly the Lomami River valley in Congo.

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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Chief Badidi (Mombodo Tribe, near Wamba) and his family, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/36
Scope and Contents

The caption below the photograph continues: 'Badidi gave me his house for the night, when my carriers ran away and left me'.

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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Chief Msamalo, near Kikombo Station, wearing Government cap, 1910, 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/311
Scope and Contents

75 x 100 mm. Head and shoulders portrait.

Dates: 1910
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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[Children], 1939 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/3/231
Scope and Contents

70 x 100 mm. Showing a girl and a boy stood outside the opening of what appears to be a low hut or shelter made from the surrounding vegetation.

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).
 Fonds

Christy collection of photographs on Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A
Scope and Contents Contains loose photographs relating to various of Christy's travels; some photographs are his own and some are by professional photographers. Subjects include: scenes on the Nile including pyramids; railway views in Kenya; rubber trees and cultivation in Nigeria, Uganda and the Cameroons; scenes in the Congo including sufferers of sleeping sickness and ethnic groups of Central Africa of shorter than average height, described as Pygmies; scenes in India; scenes from travels in Norway,...
Dates: 1880 - 1913
Conditions Governing Access: 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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[Cicatrization pattern], 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/274
Scope and Contents

The caption reads: 'Lobula womans tummy design'.

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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Congo river steamer, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304M/522
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).
 File

Congo, Uganda, and Sudan 1935-36, 1935-04-07 - 1936-08-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N
Scope and Contents 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: 1935-04-07 - 1936-08-02
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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[Congolese village scene], 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/60
Scope and Contents

170 x 118 mm. A view showing a group of Africans seated on the ground in front of a row of huts. Photograph probably by Cuthbert Christy.

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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[Congolese woman], 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/49
Scope and Contents

118 x 170 mm. A half length portrait of a Congolese woman showing the symmetrical decorative raised scars on belly and chest. Photograph probably by Cuthbert Christy.

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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[Congolese woman], 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/50
Scope and Contents

118 x 169 mm. A half-length portrait of two Congolese women showing different patterns of decorative scarring on belly and chest. Photograph probably by Cuthbert Christy.

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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[Congolese youth with leprous sores 1903], 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/47
Scope and Contents

187 x 241 mm. A view showing a Congolese youth with very large open sores on face and body. Disease unidentified. Photograph probably by Cuthbert Christy.

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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[Congolese youth with leprous sores 1903], 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/48
Scope and Contents

181 x 233 mm. A view showing a Congolese youth with very large open sores on face and body. Disease unidentified. Photograph probably by Cuthbert Christy.

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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