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Title
Boma, Congo, ca. 1900-1915
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
1900/1915
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Centre for the Study of World Christianity
Contact the repository for details.
The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
divinity-CSWC@ed.ac.uk
http://www.cswc.div.ed.ac.uk/collections/
Description
Black and white lantern slide showing a view of the Congolese port of Boma, taken by the shore. A large single storey building can be seen in the distance, with several smaller huts lying in front of it. Boma was the capital of the Congo Free State and the Belgian Congo from 1886 to 1926 - it was founded as a slaving station by European merchants in the late sixteenth century. The port handled exports such as cacao, bananas, rubber and palm products. This slide comes from a collection generated by missionaries working for the Congo Balolo Mission, a mission begun in 1889 under the supervision of the East London Training Institute for Home and Foreign Missions that developed into the interdenominational evangelical mission Regions Beyond Missionary Union after 1900.
Format
lantern slides 8.2 x 8.2cm
lantern slides
photographs
Identifier
IMP-CSCNWW33-OS11-74.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-78123
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-CSCNWW33-OS11-74.jpg
Subject
Congo Balolo Mission
Exports
Harbours
Topographical views
Time Period
1900/1915
Place
Africa
Bas-Congo
Boma
Congo
populated places
Source
CSCNWW33/OS11/74 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s
Regions Beyond Missionary Union. Congo People and Places (CSCNWW33/OS11)

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