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Extent:
120 postcards ((silver gelatin prints), black & white, 9 x 14 cm.)
3 photographic prints ((silver gelatin), black & white, 26.5 x 19.7 cm. or smaller)
3 drawings (visual works) (black & white, 29.8 x 22.7 cm. or smaller)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Drawings
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Senegal
Congo (Democratic Republic)
South Africa
Date:
between 1924-1935
Scope and Contents note:
The photographs belong to the series of 417 images, entitled "L'Afrique qui disparaît", which Casimir Zagourski (1883-1944), a Polish photographer who lived in Léopoldville, created in the years between 1924 and 1935. He edited the series in different forms. One of the postcards includes a mistake in the captioning which could occur in the printing process. There are three larger unique silver gelatin prints. These images and several postcards were framed in the display frames. The three pen and ink drawings by are signed "Henry," and were framed.
Arrangement note:
postcards:organized in one volume and arranged numerically by original postcard number prints:organized in one box frames:organized in nine boxes
Biographical/Historical note:
Casimir d'Ostoja Zagourski (1880-1941) was a Polish nobleman and professional studio photographer, who had maintained a studio in Leopoldville (now Kinshasa), Congo, between the World Wars. He travelled across the Belgian Congo, Rwanda-Burundi Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda and French Equatorial Afrique in 1926 to take photographs for his collective photo album "L'Afrique Qui Disparait".
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Drawings
Picture postcards
Identifier:
EEPA.2002-005
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Casimir Zagourski photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2002-005