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Ethiopia / Eritrea, 1930s

 Class — Carton: 25
Identifier: 25

Scope and Contents

An album containing photographs of some considerable quality, perhaps the work of one of the professional Italian photographers at Asmara. Includes some 130 ethnic studies, many of them close-up portraits. The other photographs are mostly wildlife studies and topographical views of both town and country.


  • 1930s


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1 album (1 album, 144 p., 32 x 24 cm. + 1 envelope of 5 loose photographs) : Oblong quarto (24 x 32 cm.), containing 260 professionally taken silver prints, each approximately 16 x 12 cm., mounted two to a page, each image captioned in English, in white ink; in excellent condition; contemporary padded paper boards, ‘Fondazione dell’ Impero IX Maggio Anno XIV’ [1936] blocked in gilt on the upper cover, also the initials ‘A.O.I.’ [Africa Orientale Italiana]; extremities of covers rubbed.


Souvenir album of original photographs, commemorating the Italian annexation of Ethiopia and its unification with Eritrea into Italian East Africa (9 May 1936).

Library Details

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

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