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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, 10.5 x 8 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.
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 1977-0001-450
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1296

At Luebo Steamer "Lapsley"

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.
Luebo is at the limit of steamer navigation on the Lulua river. It contains administrative and post offices and government and missionary hospitals.
The American Presbyterian church of the Congo was based at Luebo. They had a 40T river steamer named after the pioneer missionary Samuel N. Lapsley who is buried at Old British Baptist Underhill Mission Station in the Congo. The steamer captain at the time was Mr. Vass and the journey between Léopoldville and Luebo lasted 16 days.
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
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 1977-0001-451
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1297

At Luebo Steamer "Lapsley"

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.
Luebo is at the limit of steamer navigation on the Lulua river. It contains administrative and post offices and government and missionary hospitals.
The American Presbyterian church of the Congo was based at Luebo. They had a 40T river steamer named after the pioneer missionary Samuel N. Lapsley who is buried at Old British Baptist Underhill Mission Station in the Congo. The steamer captain at the time was Mr. Vass and the journey between Léopoldville and Luebo lasted 16 days.
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
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 1977-0001-452
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1298

At Luebo Departure of a steamer

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.
Luebo is at the limit of steamer navigation on the Lulua river. It contains administrative and post offices and government and missionary hospitals.
The American Presbyterian church of the Congo was based at Luebo. They had a 40T river steamer named after the pioneer missionary Samuel N. Lapsley who is buried at Old British Baptist Underhill Mission Station in the Congo. The steamer captain at the time was Mr. Vass and the journey between Léopoldville and Luebo lasted 16 days.
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
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 1977-0001-453
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1299

At Luebo Departure of a steamer

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.
Luebo is at the limit of steamer navigation on the Lulua river. It contains administrative and post offices and government and missionary hospitals.
The American Presbyterian church of the Congo was based at Luebo. They had a 40T river steamer named after the pioneer missionary Samuel N. Lapsley who is buried at Old British Baptist Underhill Mission Station in the Congo. The steamer captain at the time was Mr. Vass and the journey between Léopoldville and Luebo lasted 16 days.
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
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 1977-0001-454
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1300

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
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1301

In Luba countryside A hammock

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 hammock was the only conveyance available for travel on land. It was swung beneath a bamboo pole carried on the shoulders of two strong African men. They could travel 20 to 30 miles a day. In normal time, there were four pairs of men for the hammock, two men carrying at a time. Men strong enough were almost impossible to find because they were likely to go off to work in the mines.
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
Hammocks  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- 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 1977-0001-456
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1302

In Luba countryside Children

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.
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:
Recreation  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 1977-0001-457
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1303

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

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:
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1304

On a tour of inspection Crossing a river

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 streams are sometimes forded and sometimes crossed by means of a bridge more or less skilfully constructed by felling a tree.
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:
Landscape -- Photographs  Search this
Transportation  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 1977-0001-459
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1305

On a tour of inspection Crossing a river

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.
Rivers are bridged only when they are quite unfordable. To construct a bridge lianas are fastened to trees on either side of the river and swung across to the opposite side. By interlacing these with other lianas a structure is provided which, if it has been carefully made, will sometimes last for several years.
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:
Landscape -- Photographs  Search this
Transportation  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 1977-0001-460
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1306

On a tour of inspection Crossing a river

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 streams are sometimes forded and sometimes crossed by means of a bridge more or less skilfully constructed by falling a tree.
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:
Landscape -- Photographs  Search this
Transportation  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 1977-0001-461
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1307

On a tour of inspection Crossing a river

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 streams are sometimes forded and sometimes crossed by means of a bridge more or less skilfully constructed by falling a tree.
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:
Landscape -- Photographs  Search this
Transportation  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 1977-0001-462
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1308

On a tour of inspection Crossing a river

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 canoe is almost everywhere the sole means, apart from human porterage, which the native has devised for the transport of goods. In size it varies: many are designed to carry from two to six men, but others are larger.
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:
Landscape -- Photographs  Search this
Transportation  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 1977-0001-463
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1309

On a tour of inspection At the Wolff Falls

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.
In eastern Kasai the falls by which the rivers draining the plateau descend from it are not well marked and happens a few yards at a time over several miles. The immediate cause of the difference of rivers level appears to be the hardness of the granitic substratum on which the rivers make a relatively slight impression.
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:
Landscape -- Photographs  Search this
Transportation  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 1977-0001-464
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1310

In Luba countryside Luba chief wearing ceremonial adze over the shoulder

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, 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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1311

In Luba countryside Native chief

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, 10.5 x 8 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.
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.
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
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- 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 1977-0001-466
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1312

In Luba countryside Village dance

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.
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:
Portrait photography  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 1977-0001-467
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1313

In Luba countryside Young man

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, 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
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 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:
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1315

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