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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
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.
The Kuba territory is mostly covered with forest with savanna-like patches. Among the animals hunted, the leopard is certainly the most dangerous one. While killed its skin must be offered to the king since the leopard is among the royal emblems. Also the hunter has to be purified in a specific ceremony.
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:
Weapons  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Hunting  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 1977-0001-475
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1321