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Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
1 lantern slide (b&w, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Congo (Democratic Republic)
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, " Lusambo."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
The canoe is almost everywhere the sole means, apart from human porterage, which the native has devised for the transport of goods. In size it varies: many are designed to carry from two to six men, but others are larger. They are generally well adapted for example for the rivers that lack depth or the courses that abound in rocks and rapids.
Title source: Archives staff; title not provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection digitized and available online. Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Transportation  Search this
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-236-01
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / First Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art