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Kenia, Elgon, Nil., 1908/09, III, 1908-1909

 Record Group — Group: 23, Album: 2
Identifier: 23-2

Scope and Contents

Note that all captions are supplied by encoder, except those which have been located in Berger's monograph, In Afrikas Wildkammern als Forscher und Jäger . These have been provided in the original German as they appear in the book.


  • 1908-1909


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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.


1 album (1 album, 12 p., 25 x 32 cm.) : Oblong quarto (25 x 32 cm.), dark orange cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover, containing 48 uncaptioned, silver prints, each approximately 9 x 12 cm.


48 uncaptioned silver prints of an East African trip, largely along the Nile.

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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