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Egypt, Sudan & Kenya, 1905-1909

 Class — Carton: 23
Identifier: 23

Scope and Contents

The first albums contains 113 uncaptioned silver prints of a trip to upper Egypt and Sudan. It includes a number of images of big game hunting (hippopotamus and elephant in particular). The second album contains 48 uncaptioned silver prints of an East African trip, largely along the Nile.

Note that all captions are supplied by encoder. Some of the photographs in the second album also appear in Berger's monograph, In Afrikas Wildkammern als Forscher und Jäger . These have been provided in the original German from the monograph.


  • 1905-1909


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Biographical Notes

Arthur Berger (1871-1946) studied medicine and qualified as a doctor. He was also a zoologist and explorer who traveled the world before he finally settled in Berlin. In the course of his travels he visited and spent extensive periods in Sudan, East Africa and India. He also spent time in the Arctic and the United States. Berger wrote a number of books on his experiences as an explorer and naturalist, including several for younger readers. His books relating to the Sudan, the Baggara tribe and his journeys along the River Nile, particularly the Blue Nile, are among his better known works.


2 albums


Two albums of original photographs from the estate of Arthur Berger, explorer and travel writer. The first volume covers Egypt and Sudan from 1905-1906 and the second, labeled volume III, covers Kenya, Mt. Elgon and the Nile River, 1908-1090.

Related Material

Many of the photographs in the second album appear in Berger's book,

In Afrikas Wildkammern als Forscher und Jäger. Berlin : P. Parey‚ 1910.

Library Details

Part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies Repository

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