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Chief's Staff (?)

Collector:
Mr. Herbert Ward  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Sarita S. Ward  Search this
Culture:
Luba  Search this
(Ba Luba)  Search this
Object Type:
Staff
Place:
Africa
Accession Date:
24 Oct 1921
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
067312
USNM Number:
E323059-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d23ce31c-742a-488a-851c-9ea8a2b0de31
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8392653

Feather Headdress

Collector:
Rev. Samuel P. Verner  Search this
Donor Name:
Rev. Samuel P. Verner  Search this
Culture:
Bantu  Search this
Baluba  Search this
Object Type:
Headdress
Place:
Kasai River (upper), Democratic Republic of the Congo (not certain) / Angola (not certain), Africa
Accession Date:
20 Nov 1899
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
035839
USNM Number:
E204453-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3047f8ad3-4f61-4de4-aae4-34a25a71175d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8356574

In Luba countryside Judge Gorlia and his wife visiting a Luba village chief

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
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.
In eastern Kasai, much of the population was dislocated and disorganized as a result of the Arab incursions and the subsequent campaigns against them. At a very early date, an uprooted class, no doubt including many Baluba but also many others, took refuge around the European posts. Visiting Lusambo, Kasai, in 1908, Hilton-Simpson, a member of the Torday expedition, reported an "enormous" African population. A number of separate ethnic villages were grouped around the post; however," in addition to these, there is a very large mixed population of natives belonging to no particular village, who are generally termed Baluba by the white men of the Kasai, but who in reality belong to that tribe no more than to any other." These included the former Arab slaves, the uprooted, the outcasts, many of whom had no idea from what village they came.
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
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Leaders  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Regalia  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 1977-0001-458
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Third Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo76207ad74-1a04-499e-ab21-bb3fdd80ebda
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1304

In Luba countryside Luba chief wearing ceremonial adze over the shoulder

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 10.5 x 8 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
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.
Ceremonial axes are important symbols of Luba kingship. Possession of previously delegated symbols as royal canes, axes or bracelets, was important for any client chief or lineage wishing to be recognized by the Luba royal court. Such prestige items could be worn over the shoulder or carried in ceremonies that recalled the mythical origin of Luba kingship traced to the cultural hero Kalala Llunga, who is also believed to have introduced metalworking technology and hunting techniques.
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
Portraits  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Tools  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Vernacular architecture  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 1977-0001-465
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Third Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70dbb0da0-2c27-406a-aff9-9e2c471640db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1311

In Luba countryside Young man

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 10.5 x 8 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
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.
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
Hairstyles -- 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 1977-0001-468
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Third Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73dea0db8-ec61-41ea-b24d-36addb8e8ee8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1314

In Luba countryside Judge Gorlia's wife and native people

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
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.
"Post" - administrative or trading as the case may be - is the most appropriate name for the small settlements which are scattered throughout the country. Generally a post contains sufficient buildings to accommodate an administrative officer and such subordinate staff as he may have, a post office, and hutments for native police, native labourers, or perhaps a company of the Force Publique. There is usually a market for native produce and native dwellings. Most posts also contain a few stores oqned by Europeans.
The type of building found in these posts depends a good deal on transport facilities, and on what European building materials are available. If these materials are not obtainable, then grass must be used for tatching and mud for mortar.
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:
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Calabashes  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 1977-0001-469
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Emile Gorlia photographs / Third Trip to Congo
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo778582ba2-5586-4732-839b-97827b9a8dde
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1315

In Luba country-side Young boys dancing in front of male audience

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
Luba dance is another memory device. Mbudye society members perform spectacular acrobatics upon a king's or a chief's request, for occasions of state, to celebrate the rising of a new moon, for the initiation of new members, or during funerals, or political rallies. Mbudye dancing recalls episodes of the Luba origin myth, such as when the evil king Nkongolo tried to kill nephew, Kalala.
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:
Dance  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 1977-0001-755-01
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo76a0abe27-52b4-4c74-9626-ac5128f454af
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1600

In Luba country-side Young boys dancing in front of male audience

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
Luba dance is another memory device. Mbudye society members perform spectacular acrobatics upon a king's or a chief's request, for occasions of state, to celebrate the rising of a new moon, for the initiation of new members, or during funerals, or political rallies. Mbudye dancing recalls episodes of the Luba origin myth, such as when the evil king Nkongolo tried to kill nephew, Kalala.
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:
Dance  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 1977-0001-755-02
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7146fc24f-b3ee-43a2-a1e4-b027fbcf53ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1601

In Luba country-side Native people

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's first 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
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  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 1977-0001-756-01
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo703884d3a-72dd-44af-a7fc-ad9e9d250748
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1602

In Luba country-side Native people

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's first 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
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  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 1977-0001-756-02
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b23ebbd3-7721-4622-9f89-96ecf1fafcb0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1603

In Luba country-side Young Woman

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, " Lusambo. Baluba girl."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
In eastern Kasai, much of the population was dislocated and disorganized as a result of the Arab incursions and the subsequent campaigns against them. At a very early date, an uprooted class, no doubt including many Baluba but also many others, took refuge around the European posts. Visiting Lusambo, Kasai, in 1908, Hilton-Simpson, a member of the Torday expedition, reported an "enormous" African population. A number of separate ethnic villages were grouped around the post; however," in addition to these, there is a very large mixed population of natives belonging to no particular village, who are generally termed Baluba by the white men of the Kasai, but who in reality belong to that tribe no more than to any other." These included the former Arab slaves, the uprooted, the outcasts, many of whom had no idea from what village they came.
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
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Beadwork  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 1977-0001-135-01
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo74d77c0a9-4109-4ea0-ad36-67fb52e3d382
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref789

In Luba country-side Young Woman

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, " Lusambo. Baluba girl."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
In eastern Kasai, much of the population was dislocated and disorganized as a result of the Arab incursions and the subsequent campaigns against them. At a very early date, an uprooted class, no doubt including many Baluba but also many others, took refuge around the European posts. Visiting Lusambo, Kasai, in 1908, Hilton-Simpson, a member of the Torday expedition, reported an "enormous" African population. A number of separate ethnic villages were grouped around the post; however," in addition to these, there is a very large mixed population of natives belonging to no particular village, who are generally termed Baluba by the white men of the Kasai, but who in reality belong to that tribe no more than to any other." These included the former Arab slaves, the uprooted, the outcasts, many of whom had no idea from what village they came.
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
Body arts  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Beadwork  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 1977-0001-135-02
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo775087c2d-5048-4dfc-aa8a-0b6c1693bd20
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref790

In Luba country-side A woman

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, " Baluba."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
In eastern Kasai, much of the population was dislocated and disorganized as a result of the Arab incursions and the subsequent campaigns against them. At a very early date, an uprooted class, no doubt including many Baluba but also many others, took refuge around the European posts. Visiting Lusambo, Kasai, in 1908, Hilton-Simpson, a member of the Torday expedition, reported an "enormous" African population. A number of separate ethnic villages were grouped around the post; however," in addition to these, there is a very large mixed population of natives belonging to no particular village, who are generally termed Baluba by the white men of the Kasai, but who in reality belong to that tribe no more than to any other." These included the former Arab slaves, the uprooted, the outcasts, many of whom had no idea from what village they came.
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
Hairstyles -- Africa  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 1977-0001-141-01
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo745f0a38e-2be0-45d5-812d-794b2cc6760e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref802

In Luba country-side A woman

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, " Baluba."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
In eastern Kasai, much of the population was dislocated and disorganized as a result of the Arab incursions and the subsequent campaigns against them. At a very early date, an uprooted class, no doubt including many Baluba but also many others, took refuge around the European posts. Visiting Lusambo, Kasai, in 1908, Hilton-Simpson, a member of the Torday expedition, reported an "enormous" African population. A number of separate ethnic villages were grouped around the post; however," in addition to these, there is a very large mixed population of natives belonging to no particular village, who are generally termed Baluba by the white men of the Kasai, but who in reality belong to that tribe no more than to any other." These included the former Arab slaves, the uprooted, the outcasts, many of whom had no idea from what village they came.
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
Hairstyles -- Africa  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 1977-0001-141-02
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73917f24f-276b-491e-baa1-4ef2292f5274
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref803

In Luba country-side A woman

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (b&w, 20 x 30 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts on verso print reads, " 1st journey Jan'1910 - Jan'1912."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
In eastern Kasai, much of the population was dislocated and disorganized as a result of the Arab incursions and the subsequent campaigns against them. At a very early date, an uprooted class, no doubt including many Baluba but also many others, took refuge around the European posts. Visiting Lusambo, Kasai, in 1908, Hilton-Simpson, a member of the Torday expedition, reported an "enormous" African population. A number of separate ethnic villages were grouped around the post; however," in addition to these, there is a very large mixed population of natives belonging to no particular village, who are generally termed Baluba by the white men of the Kasai, but who in reality belong to that tribe no more than to any other." These included the former Arab slaves, the uprooted, the outcasts, many of whom had no idea from what village they came.
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
Hairstyles -- Africa  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 1977-0001-141-03
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo733b76b71-3a74-4fd9-87f9-9fe146d71152
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref804

In Kaniok country-side Bee-hive shaped house

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
Among the Biin Kaniok, the traditional house, 'nzúbw áá cibèl', made of reeds and straw, is bee-hive shaped. Each house has its specific location into a larger enclosure, 'lúbànz' for the ordinary people, 'cihàng' for a chief. Chief's houses have a second wall and roof outside the first, forming in fact one house within the other.
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
Vernacular architecture  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 1977-0001-159-01
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7d483e99f-a41c-405a-9eb9-84d4de043478
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref843

In Kaniok country-side Bee-hive shaped house

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
Among the Biin Kaniok, the traditional house, 'nzúbw áá cibèl', made of reeds and straw, is bee-hive shaped. Each house has its specific location into a larger enclosure, 'lúbànz' for the ordinary people, 'cihàng' for a chief. Chief's houses have a second wall and roof outside the first, forming in fact one house within the other.
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
Vernacular architecture  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 1977-0001-159-02
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo75e556723-0d7d-4a13-b48d-492b0434a1bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref844

In Kaniok country-side Bee-hive shaped house

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (b&w, 20 x 30 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
Among the Biin Kaniok, the traditional house, 'nzúbw áá cibèl', made of reeds and straw, is bee-hive shaped. Each house has its specific location into a larger enclosure, 'lúbànz' for the ordinary people, 'cihàng' for a chief. Chief's houses have a second wall and roof outside the first, forming in fact one house within the other.
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
Vernacular architecture  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 1977-0001-159-03
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7075083c7-2610-4ed7-af95-b61604fc77e5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref845

In Kaniok country-side Market at Kanda-Kanda

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, " Voyage à Dilolo. Pottery market. K Kande."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
In 1911, on his first tour of inspection, Judge Gorlia travelled by foot from Lusambo to Dilolo. Until 1912, the Luba, the Songye, the Kaniok, the Lunda and the Chokwe territories extending southward to Dilolo, were administered as part of the Congo-Kasai district with headquarters at Lusambo.
Markets are held at regular intervals, sometimes every fourth day. Natives come to the market from near and far, often travelling through the night. The market lasts a day and, only the refuse is left to mark the scene.
During colonial times Luaba was renamed Kanda Kanda after an incumbent Mwem a Luaba. Many Kaniok still refer to the village and the region as Luaba. In 1896, Belgians founded a small post at Luaba on the left bank of the Luilu River, containing the usual administrative offices of a sub-district headquarter (Sankuru district, Lusambo province). The sub-district was mainly cotton-producing and only the Compagnie du Kasai had an establishment here.
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:
Marketplaces  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  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 1977-0001-166-01
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo71a5fb115-07f2-4266-83bf-fd5cfdef3fb2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref858

In Kaniok country-side Market at Kanda-Kanda

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Culture:
Luba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, " Voyage à Dilolo. Pottery market. K Kande."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
In 1911, on his first tour of inspection, Judge Gorlia travelled by foot from Lusambo to Dilolo. Until 1912, the Luba, the Songye, the Kaniok, the Lunda and the Chokwe territories extending southward to Dilolo, were administered as part of the Congo-Kasai district with headquarters at Lusambo.
Markets are held at regular intervals, sometimes every fourth day. Natives come to the market from near and far, often travelling through the night. The market lasts a day and, only the refuse is left to mark the scene.
During colonial times Luaba was renamed Kanda Kanda after an incumbent Mwem a Luaba. Many Kaniok still refer to the village and the region as Luaba. In 1896, Belgians founded a small post at Luaba on the left bank of the Luilu River, containing the usual administrative offices of a sub-district headquarter (Sankuru district, Lusambo province). The sub-district was mainly cotton-producing and only the Compagnie du Kasai had an establishment here.
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:
Marketplaces  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  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 1977-0001-166-02
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7a8702be5-1b0f-4bd7-8450-fb0492dea456
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref859

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