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Collection name:
Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 106
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Kinshasa
Kisangani
Egypt
Uganda
Sudan
Karnak
Date Range:
1955
Start Date:
1955
End Date:
1955
Abstract:
The photograph album contains images documenting Waldo Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955. Images are captioned, and include location and date information. Subject matter includes images of the Princess Astrid Institute of Tropical Medicine including facilities and staff at work; Leopoldville [Kinshasa] from various vantage points; gatherings with American and Local officials; workmen and fish at Wagenia fishery in Stanleyville [Kisangani]; examples of insects and plant life of Yangambi Agricultural Experiment Station; Mangbetu dancers; elephants and other large wildlife at Gangala-Na-Bodio elephant training station; other national parks and agricultural stations; Watusi dancers; expedition participants working in the field; laboratories in Congo; examining mites; Karnak Temple at Luxor; and sites in Uganda. Locations are in areas of Sudan, Egypt, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo including the vicinity of Wagenia fisheries, Stanleyville [Kisangani], Leopoldville [Kinshasa], Yangambi,and Lak Kivu. Numerous other locations in between are named, but too numerous to list.
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Watusi (African people)  Search this
Fisheries  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007231
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
See more records from this collection:
Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978
See more records associated with this person:
Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
See more records associated with this expedition:
Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition (1955)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI1560