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Emile Gorlia photographs

Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Former owner:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Extent:
258 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
308 Lantern slides (black & white, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
1,446 Photographic prints ((contact prints) (5 vols.), black & white, 6 x 13 cm. or smaller )
46 Photographic prints (black & white, 48 x 58 cm. or smaller.)
556 Negatives (photographic) (glass plate stereographic negatives , black & white, 6 x 13 cm.)
Container:
Item 1
Disk 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Stereographs
Glass negatives
Place:
Africa
Brazzaville (Congo)
Matadi (Congo)
Tanganyika, Lake
Kalemie (Congo)
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Lusambo (Congo)
Kinshasa (Congo)
Date:
1909-1958
bulk 1909-1928
Summary:
Photographs taken by Judge Emile E.O. Gorlia during five journeys through the Belgian Congo and two vacation leaves, one in Belgium and one in the Canaries Islands, 1909-1928 and at the World Exposition in Brussels (1958). The collection dates from 1909-1958.

His first mission was from January 1910 to January 1912; the second, from February 1915 to March 1917; the third, from December 1917 to April 1920; the fourth, from November 1920 to February 1923 and, the fifth, from March 1926 to December 1928. For his first four missions at Lusambo in the Kasai province, district of Sankuru, Emile Gorlia was acting as an alternate to the public officer at one of the seven tribunals of first instance. During his fifth and final mission, he was promoted as president of the Court at Albertville in the ditrict of Katanga.

Judge E.O. Gorlia was a keen amateur photographer with the advantage of not only traveling extensively around the state but also with the privilege of being able to afford the time and money to produce a prolific number of images. His images illustrate with great detail the full experience of a government official in mission in the Belgian Congo, starting in Antwerp at the pier of this Belgian harbor and taking up his duties at Lusambo, an administrative town in the hearth of th Belgian congo. The majority of images are of the following Belgian Congo districts, Lower Congo, Kassai, Sankuru, and Katanga. They include the cities of Banana, Boma, Matadi, Leopoldville (now Kinshasa), Lusambo, Luebo, Dilolo, Albertville (now Kalemie) in the Belgian Congo, Brazzaville in the French Equatorial africa, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Tabora and Kigoma in tanganyika, Dakar in Senegal, Conakry in Guinea, Freetown in Sierra Leone, Port Said in Egypt and finally Casablanca in Morocco. There are also images of villages scenes and portraits of the Tetela, Songye, Luba, Kanioka, Lunda, Chokwe, Pende, Bangala and Kuba.

Also included are images of the natural environment as the Congo river, the Kasai and Sankuru rivers, the banks of Lake Tanganyika and the savanna-woodland of the western part of the Katanga district as well as as the south part of the Sankuru region.
Arrangement note:
Arranged chronologically by trip.
Restrictions:
Collection digitized and available online. 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:
Congo -- Description and Travel -- 1881-1950  Search this
Congo -- History -- 1908-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Stereographs
Photographic prints
Glass negatives
Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1977-001
Online Media:

Report on field work in Maniema, eastern Zaire / by D.K. Bimanyu

Author:
Bimanyu, D. K  Search this
University of London Institute of Commonwealth Studies  Search this
Physical description:
7 p. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1974
1974?]
1908-1960
Topic:
Colonization  Search this
History  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
DT657 .B611 1974
DT657.B611 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_328907

Aspects de la culture à l'époque coloniale en Afrique centrale / sous la direction de Marc Quaghebeur et de Bibiane Tshibola Kalengayi ; avec la collaboration de Jean-Claude Kangomba et d'Amélie Schmitz

Author:
Quaghebeur, Marc 1947-  Search this
Tshibola Kalengayi, Bibiane  Search this
Kangomba, Jean-Claude 1955-  Search this
Schmitz, Amélie  Search this
Physical description:
4 volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Africa, Central
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Belgium
Africa
Date:
2007
2008
2007-2008
1908-1960
Topic:
Elite (Social sciences)  Search this
History  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093972

Lord Leverhulme's ghosts : colonial exploitation in the Congo / Jules Marchal ; translated by Martin Thom ; introduced by Adam Hochschild

Author:
Marchal, Jules 1924-2003  Search this
Author:
Thom, Martin 1951-  Search this
Hochschild, Adam  Search this
Subject:
Leverhulme, William Hesketh Lever Viscount 1851-1925  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 244 pages ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
2017
20th century
1908-1960
Topic:
Rubber industry and trade--History  Search this
History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1084249

Lualaba : histoires de l'Afrique profonde / Gérard Jacques

Author:
Jacques, Gérard 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
216 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Katanga (Congo)
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Belgium
Date:
1995
C1995
20th century
To 1908
1908-1960
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
History  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Call number:
DT665.K3 J33 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_712192

Memory of Congo : the colonial era : selection of exhibition texts

Title:
Memory of Congo : the colonial era
Author:
Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale  Search this
Subject:
Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Belgium
Date:
2005
1908-1960
Topic:
Art  Search this
History in art  Search this
Photographs as information resources  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
N7399.C6 M48 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767308

La mémoire du Congo : le temps colonial

Author:
Vellut, Jean-Luc  Search this
Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale  Search this
Physical description:
271 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Belgium
Africa
Date:
2005
C2005
To 1908
1908-1960
Topic:
History  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_769274

Belgian administration in the Congo / Georges Brausch

Author:
Brausch, Georges  Search this
Physical description:
92 p. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1961
1908-1960
Topic:
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_772872

Congo (Kinshasa)

Author:
Petit, Pierre 1966-  Search this
Nelson, Samuel Henry  Search this
Gondola, Ch. Didier 1966-  Search this
Dunn, Kevin C. 1967-  Search this
Haynes, Jeffrey  Search this
Katzellenbogen, Simon  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
2005
Topic:
History  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Call number:
DT20 .E53 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_778134

Colonialism, capitalism, and work in the Congo Basin ; a history of social change in the Tshuapa region, 1880's to 1940 / by Samuel Henry Nelson

Author:
Nelson, Samuel Henry  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 397 leaves : maps
Type:
Books
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Belgium
Africa
Date:
1987
1986
To 1908
1908-1960
Topic:
Social conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Call number:
DT650.M65 N43 1986a
DT650.M65N43 1986a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_325084

Mouvements anti-sorciers (Rép. Zaïre) / Kibari Nsanga & Mundala Mpangande

Author:
Kibari Nsanga  Search this
Mundala Mpangande  Search this
Physical description:
134 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1981
20th century
1908-1960
Topic:
Witchcraft  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
BL2470.Z28 K46 1981
BL2470.Z28K46 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_229037

Le Congo : de la découverte à l'indépendance / Hubert Galle et Yannis Thanassekos

Author:
Galle, Hubert  Search this
Thanassekos, Yannis  Search this
Physical description:
126 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Kongo Kingdom
Date:
1983
C1983
To 1908
1908-1960
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
DT654.G34 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_288224

King Leopold's legacy: the Congo under Belgian rule, 1908-1960

Author:
Anstey, Roger  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 293 p. front. (map) 8 plates (incl. ports., facsim.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1966
1908-1960
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
DT657.A62 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_295526

My country, Africa : autobiography of the black pasionaria / Andrée Blouin, in collaboration with Jean MacKellar

Author:
Blouin, Andrée 1921-  Search this
MacKellar, Jean Scott  Search this
Subject:
Blouin, Andrée 1921-  Search this
Physical description:
294 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, West
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1983
1884-1960
1960-
1908-1960
Civil War, 1960-1965
Topic:
National liberation movements  Search this
Nationalists--Biography  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT476.523.B55 A35 1983X
DT476.523.B55A35 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_160551

Patrice Lumumba / compiled by Leo Zeilig

Author:
Lumumba, Patrice 1925-1961  Search this
Zeilig, Leo  Search this
Human Sciences Research Council  Search this
Subject:
Lumumba, Patrice 1925-1961  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 199 p. : ill., maps, ports ; 21 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
2013
1908-1960
Civil War, 1960-1965
Topic:
Heads of state  Search this
Prime ministers  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1039644

Het geheugen van Congo : de koloniale tijd / publicatie onder leiding van Jean-Luc Vellut: Sabine Cornelis, [and five others]

Editor:
Vellut, Jean-Luc  Search this
Cornelis, Sabine  Search this
Host institution:
Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale  Search this
Physical description:
271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Belgium
Date:
2005
1908-1960
20th century
Topic:
History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1062989

Souvenirs d'un prince Kuba du Congo (1913-1970) / Georges Kwete Mwana ; présenté et annoté par Jan Vansina

Author:
Kwete Mwana, Georges 1913-  Search this
Vansina, Jan  Search this
Subject:
Kwete Mwana, Georges 1913-  Search this
Physical description:
155 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Kuba (Kingdom)
Date:
2010
©2010
20th century
1908-1960
1960-1997
Topic:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Princes  Search this
History  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1066191

Congo, mythes et réalités : 100 ans d'histoire / Jean Stengers

Author:
Stengers, Jean  Search this
Physical description:
283 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1989
C1989
To 1908
1908-1960
Topic:
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_901866

Equatoria / Tom Dreyer ; translated by Michiel Heyns

Author:
Dreyer, Tom 1972-  Search this
Heyns, Michiel  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Fiction
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
2008
1908-1960
Topic:
Naturalists  Search this
Jungles  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_904375

How Belgium colonized the mind of the Congo : seeking the memory of an African people / Lieve Spaas ; with a foreword by Charles Forsdick

Author:
Spaas, Lieve  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 236 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Belgium
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
2007
C2007
1908-1960
1960-1997
Topic:
Collective memory  Search this
Postcolonialism  Search this
History  Search this
Historiography  Search this
Colonial influence  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_915695

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