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Guide to the Colonial Africa: Postcard Collection, 1880-1980
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Access Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Colonial Africa: postcard collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1880-1980
    Collection number: M0814
    Extent: 1.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Usually French photographers of French Africa. Three different accessions purchased from same dealer, although previous provenance is mixed. Some cards are written on; some not. Accession 1995-244 is in box 1, and consists of one album and 26 folders totaling some 500 cards. The photographers listed as added entries can all be found in this accession. Accession 2000-238 is in box 2 (Senegal, some 197 loose cards in folders) and in box 3 (album of ca. 300 cards of French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa, North Africa, Madagasca, Aden, Somali Coast, Union of South Africa, Zanaibar, etc.). Accession 2000-276 is also in box 3 and consists of an album of ca. 300 cards that are largely sub-Saharan Africa, mostly from former French colonies and the Belgian Congo, but also some from North Africa, Union of South Africa, and a scattering of other British-controlled territories. Approximately 90% of these were issued before 1940.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    Colonial Africa: Postcard Collection. M0814. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased, 1995 and 2000.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    Usually French photographers of French Africa. Three different accessions purchased from same dealer, although previous provenance is mixed. Some cards are written on; some not. Accession 1995-244 is in box 1, and consists of one album and 26 folders totaling some 500 cards. The photographers listed as added entries can all be found in this accession. Accession 2000-238 is in box 2 (Senegal, some 197 loose cards in folders) and in box 3 (album of ca. 300 cards of French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa, North Africa, Madagasca, Aden, Somali Coast, Union of South Africa, Zanaibar, etc.). Accession 2000-276 is also in box 3 and consists of an album of ca. 300 cards that are largely sub-Saharan Africa, mostly from former French colonies and the Belgian Congo, but also some from North Africa, Union of South Africa, and a scattering of other British-controlled territories. Approximately 90% of these were issued before 1940.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Acelaise, A.A., photographer.
    Benyoumoff, J., photographer.
    Bertou, photographer.
    Bouhsira, J., photographer.
    Fortier, A.O.F., photographer.
    Geiser, J., photographer.
    Kricorian, photographer.
    Maillet, photographer.
    Martin, L., photographer.
    Venieris, M., photographer.
    A. Albaret, Dakar.
    A. Pleux et Truchi, edit., Fez.
    Agenda P.L.M.
    Anciens Etab. Neurdein et Cie., Paris.
    C. Nataf.
    C.A.P. (Compagnie des Arts Photomechaniques, Strasbourg)
    Cairo Postcard Trust, Cairo.
    Cl. Andre.
    Collection Generale Fortier, Dakar.
    Collection Ideale, P.S., Algiers.
    Collection N.D. Phot.
    Collection Nouvelle, Mme Bouchut, editeur.
    Comptoir Philatelique d'Egypte, Alexandria.
    E.P.A. (Editions Photo-Africaines), Alger.
    Edit. Horizons de France.
    Edit. Joseph Helou, Dakar.
    Edition Hell, Tangiers.
    Edition J. Bousira, Fez.
    Edition A. Sipecky, Oran.
    EMT.
    Ephtimios Freres, Port Said.
    Geiser, J., photographer.
    Helio Braun, Paris.
    Isaac Behar, Port Said.
    J. Barreau et Cie.
    J. Benyoumoff et Ch. Djian.
    J. Geiser, Algiers.
    L. & H., Cairo.
    Lehnert & Landrock, Cairo.
    Leroux Alger, photographers.
    Levy & Neurdein Reunis, Paris.
    Lichtenstern & Harari, Cairo.
    L'Oeuvre de la Propagation de la Foi, Paris.
    Messageries Maritimes.
    Nahon & Lasry, Tangiers.
    ND Phot.
    Nels, Brussels.
    Neurdein et Cie., Paris.
    Photo Vollenweider, Alger.
    Societe des Missions Evangeliques, Paris.
    Aden.
    Africa, East.
    Algeria.
    Arabian peninsula.
    Asia, Southeastern.
    Basutoland.
    Belgian Congo.
    Casablanca (Morocco)
    Cote d'Ivoire.
    Congo (Brazzaville)
    Congo (Democratic Republic)
    Dahomey.
    Dakar (Senegal)
    Djibouti.
    Ethiopia.
    Egypt.
    French Equatorial Africa.
    French North Africa.
    French West Africa.
    Gabon.
    German East Africa.
    Ghana.
    Guinea.
    Khartoum (Sudan)
    Lesotho.
    Libya.
    Madagascar.
    Malagasy Republic.
    Mali.
    Morocco.
    Nigeria.
    Oceania.
    Oran (Algeria)
    Port Said (Egypt)
    Port Sudan (Sudan)
    Senegal.
    Sierra Leone.
    Somali Coast.
    South Africa.
    Sudan.
    Suez Canal.
    Togo.
    Tunisia.
    Turkey.
    Union of South Africa.
    Zanzibar.
    Photoprints.
    Postcards.