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Arthur Pope photographic album

Photographer:
Pope, Arthur.  Search this
Extent:
57 photographic prints (Photograph album)
Container:
Item EEPA.2007-004
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Belgian Congo
Date:
circa 1899-1900
Summary:
This album contains 57 photographic prints, dating from circa 1899-1900, depicting the indigenous peoples of the Belgian Congo (later known as Zaire and presently known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Subjects depicted include costumes, body arts (hairstyles and scarification), funerary rituals, weavers and blacksmiths. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Kasai, Kwango and Luba peoples.
Arrangement note:
Organization reflects the original order of the prints in the album.
Biographical/Historical note:
Arthur Pope was a Canadian commercial agent who traveled extensively in the Congo, investigating the rubber trade. Pope was also a celebrated athlete and hockey player who won the broadsword fencing competition at the Chicago World's Fair in 1895.
General note:
Title provided by EEPA staff.
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.
Topic:
Body arts  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Scarification (Body marking)  Search this
Blacksmiths  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums
Photographic prints
Photographs
Citation:
Arthur Pope Photographic Album, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2007-004
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2007-004

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