Original caption reads, "Missions des Pères Blancs - Afrique Centrale - Orchestre Indigène."
Translated title reads, "Missions of the White Fathers-Central Africa. Native Orchestra." Additional printed text on recto reads: "Edit, Imp J. Bernard, St Etienne."
Manuscript message and address on verso, date reads: "3/5/33." Postmarked postage stamps on verso: "St Leger (Luxemb)."
Translated text on verso reads, "Happy to recive your nice letter, and I have been very touched with the memories that you keep of me. I have just returned to the country after 3 1/2 months in Algeria. I returned via Rome whre I spend 11 days. I was there for Easter. I am travelling for fun (...) The time will still pass very quickly. I must pack my minks and in September take the boat. Needless to say without regret. One feels a stranger in Belgium and I hasten to return to Urundi (...) keep well all of you and see you soon." Addressed to Mr et Me Moutarle, Administrateur à Usumbura (Urundi Belge) via Suez."
Title source: Postcard caption.
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.