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Erinnerung an Deutsch-Ost-Afrika,, 1890-1892

 File — Group: 29, Folio: 1
Identifier: 29-1

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Folio (43 x 34 cm.), containing 92 albumen prints (13 large images: 26 x 21 cm, 79 smaller images of various dimensions), all laid in card, many with German captions printed from the negatives. The first thirteen images are professional photographs and the remainder are smaller images numbered separately in original inventory. In addition, the circular silver print (10 cm. in diameter) of a German passenger ship, identified on the wooden frame as ‘D.O.A.L., Kanzler’, has been included with this folio.

Dates

  • 1890-1892

Creator

Language of Materials

German,

Access

Onsite access to the entire collection is open to researchers during library hours, Monday-Friday, 8.30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Contact the Herskovits Library for further information. Email: africana@northwestern.edu

Extent

1 album (1 album, 43 x 34 cm.) : Folio (43 x 34 cm.), containing 92 albumen prints, in contemporary black morocco portfolio, flaps and ties, with ‘Erinnerung an Deutsch-Ost Afrika, 1890-1892’ blocked in gilt on the upper cover; spine repaired, photographs housed in recent custom-made cloth box inside the portfolio.

Overview

Portfolio of original photographs of East Africa entitled, ‘Erinnerung an Deutsch-Ost-Afrika’, 1890-2. A highly important, early record of the German presence in East Africa and Zanzibar and, in particular, the military stations they established in what became German East Africa.

Biographical Notes

Album belonged to Paul Prencke, identified in enclosed letters as the director of the D.O.A.G. office in Bagamoyo.

Repository Details

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

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