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At Lusambo The military station

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1915]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's second journey in the Belgian Congo from February 1915 to March 1917.
Lusambo was established in February 1890 as a fortified camp on the Sankuru River, from which place the Congo Free State could conduct exploration of katanga and military operations against the Arabs in the Lomami-Lualaba area. In 1910 it was the headquarters of the Kasai province and a growing commercial post. The Roman Scheut Fathers, the American Presbyterian church and the Methodist Episcopal had important Missions nearby Lusambo.
The colony in peace-time possessed a force of native troops and European officers (force publique). The force was recruited by conscription and voluntary enlistment, many among the Batetela, Bangala, and other upper-river tribes. The period of service for native troops was seven years, with five years in the reserve. Each headquarters of a district have a detachment of the force publique while administrators can also draw upon one in sub-district or minor settlements.
General:
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.
Topic:
Cityscape photography  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-334
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Second Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1179

In the Kuba of Isambo countryside Judge Gorlia's wife and friend

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa February 1915-March 1917
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's second journey in the Belgian Congo from February 1915 to March 1917.
Emile Gorlia's wife and friend conversing with Kuba of Isambo people.
General:
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.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-370
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Second Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1215

Belgian colonial administrators and Tetela chief Near Lusambo, Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo)

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
Culture:
Tetela (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1915]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's second journey in the Belgian Congo from February 1915 to March 1917.
General:
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.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Leaders  Search this
Colonial administrators  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Children  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-374
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Second Trip to Congo
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1219

In Tetela countryside Musicians playing drums while Tetela chief dances

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
Culture:
Tetela (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1915]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's second journey in the Belgian Congo from February 1915 to March 1917.
General:
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.
Topic:
Leaders  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Music  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-376
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Second Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1221

In Pende countryside Judge Gorlia's wife standing in front of chief's ritual house

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1915]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's second journey in the Belgian Congo from February 1915 to March 1917.
In Eastern Pende High chief would further distinguish their houses from those of subordinates through the addition of a small court in front, formed by a serried row of stakes and tree slips, and also by the addition of a rooftop sculpture. Only the highest order of chief, one of those who have the right to launch an initiation to the fraternity, has the right to have a rooftop statue depicting a human figure.
General:
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.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Leaders  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-400
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Second Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1245

In Belgium At Antwerp

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1915]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's vacation in Belgium from April 1917 to November 1917.
General:
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.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-449
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Trip to Belgium
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1295

At St Trudon Judge Gorlia's wife being carried on unicycle

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1915]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's third journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1917 to April 1920.
The Roman Catholic Church is represented at Lusambo by the Gent Brothers of Charity and by the Scheut Fathers at St Trudon.
A 1908 letter in the collection of the SI ascribes the invention of this type of unicycle to a Scandinavian missionary. He adapted a "bath chair" for use on the hilly, narrow pathways of the Lower Congo region.
General:
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.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-455
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Third Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1301

At Lusambo Group of Tetela musicians playing drums

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
Culture:
Tetela (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1917]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's third journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1917 to April 1920.
General:
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.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Music  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-472
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Third Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1318

At Albertville Judge Gorlia's daughter

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1926]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's last journey in the Belgian Congo from March 1926 to December 1928.
Albertville was founded as fortified post in 1901. It is the chief port on the western shore of lake Tanganyika and is the administrative center of the district of Tanganyika in Elisabeth province. The port is built on the point of land which forms the southern extremity of Lukuga bay while the town is built on a hill-side overlooking the lake.
General:
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.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-699
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Fifth Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1544

At Albertville Judge Gorlia's daughter

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1926]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's last journey in the Belgian Congo from March 1926 to December 1928.
Albertville was founded as fortified post in 1901. It is the chief port on the western shore of lake Tanganyika and is the administrative center of the district of Tanganyika in Elisabeth province. The port is built on the point of land which forms the southern extremity of Lukuga bay while the town is built on a hill-side overlooking the lake.
General:
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.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-702
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Fifth Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1547

At Albertville Judge Gorlia's wife and daughter

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1926]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's last journey in the Belgian Congo from March 1926 to December 1928.
Albertville was founded as fortified post in 1901. It is the chief port on the western shore of lake Tanganyika and is the administrative center of the district of Tanganyika in Elisabeth province. The port is built on the point of land which forms the southern extremity of Lukuga bay while the town is built on a hill-side overlooking the lake.
General:
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.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-707
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Fifth Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1552

At Albertville Judge Gorlia's wife and daughter

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1926]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's last journey in the Belgian Congo from March 1926 to December 1928.
Albertville was founded as fortified post in 1901. It is the chief port on the western shore of lake Tanganyika and is the administrative center of the district of Tanganyika in Elisabeth province. The port is built on the point of land which forms the southern extremity of Lukuga bay while the town is built on a hill-side overlooking the lake.
General:
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.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-712
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Fifth Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1557

At Albertville Judge Gorlia's wife and daughter

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1926]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's last journey in the Belgian Congo from March 1926 to December 1928.
Albertville was founded as fortified post in 1901. It is the chief port on the western shore of lake Tanganyika and is the administrative center of the district of Tanganyika in Elisabeth province. The port is built on the point of land which forms the southern extremity of Lukuga bay while the town is built on a hill-side overlooking the lake.
General:
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.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-713
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Fifth Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1558

At Albertville Judge Gorlia's wife and daughter

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1926]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's last journey in the Belgian Congo from March 1926 to December 1928.
Albertville was founded as fortified post in 1901. It is the chief port on the western shore of lake Tanganyika and is the administrative center of the district of Tanganyika in Elisabeth province. The port is built on the point of land which forms the southern extremity of Lukuga bay while the town is built on a hill-side overlooking the lake.
General:
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.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-716
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Fifth Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1561

In the Kuba countryside Men's gathering

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1915]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's second journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
General:
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.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-763
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Second Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1612

In Luba countryside Put up the tent

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (b&w, 24 x 30 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1915]
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's second journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1915 to January 1917.
The trackways, or caravan routes, were little more than broad foot-paths, and usually ran direct from camp to camp, or village to village. A decree empowered administrative officers to requisition carriers on payment, for limited periods.
Foot passengers and porters carrying their loads would travel from 6 a.m. to noon. In the early afternoon, they would halt and put up the tent near a village or close to a river.
General:
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.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-773-03
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Second Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1622

Journey from Antwerp to Matadi

Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1909
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.
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / First Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref507

Passengers on the ship Brusselville

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1909
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, "Vol I, 1909. Passengers on the Brusselville."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
In 1909 the "Compagnie Belge Maritime du Congo", one of the five shipping lines running between Europe and the Congo, had three passenger steamers, the "Léopoldville", the "Elisabethville" and the "Bruxellesville", ensuring a service every three weeks between Antwerp (Belgium) and Matadi (formerly Belgian Congo). They were closely linked with Elder Dempster & Co. Ltd, agents of the British and African Steam Navigation Co. and took the old E.D. ships; e.g. the first "Bruxellesville" was originally the "Zungeru."
In 1908, a Belgian, Captain Van Rooy, became master of a later "Bruxellesville". Until then the Belgian steamers had almost always had British captains, and there were British engineers on the "ville" boats until 1916. In December 1909 the passenger steamer "Bruxellesville" navigated 21 days to Matadi, its final destination. The ports of call along the journey were La Pallice (Fra.), Teneriffe (Sp), Dakar (Sen.), Freetown (Sierra Leone) and Boma (formerly Belgian Congo).
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.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-002-01
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / First Trip to Congo / Journey from Antwerp to Matadi
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref521

Passengers on the ship Brusselville

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1909
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, "Vol I, 1909. Passengers on the Brusselville."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
In 1909 the "Compagnie Belge Maritime du Congo", one of the five shipping lines running between Europe and the Congo, had three passenger steamers, the "Léopoldville", the "Elisabethville" and the "Bruxellesville", ensuring a service every three weeks between Antwerp (Belgium) and Matadi (formerly Belgian Congo). They were closely linked with Elder Dempster & Co. Ltd, agents of the British and African Steam Navigation Co. and took the old E.D. ships; e.g. the first "Bruxellesville" was originally the "Zungeru."
In 1908, a Belgian, Captain Van Rooy, became master of a later "Bruxellesville". Until then the Belgian steamers had almost always had British captains, and there were British engineers on the "ville" boats until 1916. In December 1909 the passenger steamer "Bruxellesville" navigated 21 days to Matadi, its final destination. The ports of call along the journey were La Pallice (Fra.), Teneriffe (Sp), Dakar (Sen.), Freetown (Sierra Leone) and Boma (formerly Belgian Congo).
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.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-002-02
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / First Trip to Congo / Journey from Antwerp to Matadi
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref522

Promenade deck on the ship Brusselville

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1909
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, "Vol I, 1909. Promenade deck Brusselville."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
In 1909 the "Compagnie Belge Maritime du Congo" one of the five shipping lines running between Europe and the Congo had three passenger steamers, the "Léopoldville", the "Elisabethville" and the "Bruxellesville", ensuring a service every three weeks between Antwerp (Belgium) and Matadi (formerly Belgian Congo). They were closely linked with Elder Dempster & Co. Ltd, agents of the British and African Steam Navigation Co. and took the old E.D. ships; e.g. the first "Bruxellesville" was originally the "Zungeru."
In 1908, a Belgian, Captain Van Rooy, became master of a later "Bruxellesville". Until then the Belgian steamers had almost always had British captains, and there were British engineers on the "ville" boats until 1916. In December 1909 the passenger steamer "Bruxellesville" navigated 21 days to Matadi, its final destination. The ports of call along the journey were La Pallice (Fra.), Teneriffe (Sp), Dakar (Sen.), Freetown (Sierra Leone) and Boma (formerly Belgian Congo).
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.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-003-02
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / First Trip to Congo / Journey from Antwerp to Matadi
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref524

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