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Guide to the Colonial Africa: Postcard Collection, 1880-1980
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Series 1: Algeria

 

Subseries 1: Algiers

 

Subsubseries 1. Street Scenes

Box 1, Folder 1

Street scenes in Casbah, no. 1n.d. (ca. 1900-1945)

Physical Description: 12 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains images of women, children, and men in the Algiers Casbah in the first part of the 20th century, taken on the following streets: rue de la Mer Rouge; rue N'Fissa; rue Ben Ali; rue Sidi Abdaleh; Impasse Kleber. Includes one image of women weaving, several of men conversing in the streets, and several of veiled women.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Photo Vollenweider, Alger
Children
Muslim women
Street scenes
Box 1, Folder 2

Street scenes in Algiers, no. 2n.d. (ca. 1900-1919)

Physical Description: 20 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains images of Algiers, including scenes from the Casbah, women, men and children, and street scenes of the following streets: rue Marengo; rue de la Mer Rouge; Rue d'Isly; Rue Bab Azoun; rue de la Liberte; rue Michelet; les Cinq Avenues and rue de Constantine; Boulevard Amiral-Pierre; rue Sadi-Carnot. Contains images of the following buildings; Au Bon Marche; Hotel Excelsoir; Hotel de la Regence; le Marche de la Lyre,

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bougault, A. - photographer
Geiser, J. - photographer
C.A.P. (Compagnie des Arts Photomechaniques, Strasbourg)
Collection Ideale, P.S.
Collection N.D. Phot
Collection Z. F., Alger
Edit. A.F.
Edition E.S.
Edit. Horizons de France
Editions L. & Y., Alger
P.H. & Cie., Nancy
Casbah
Children
Muslim Women
Panoramic views
Street Scenes
Box 1, Folder 3

Buildings and landmarksn.d. (1900-1919)

Physical Description: 20 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains postcards with images of various buildings and street scenes in Algiers and Mustapha. Images include: la place de la Republique; le Theatre municipal, Square Bresson; la Prefecture; le Musee; rue Dumont-d'Urville; le nouvel Hotel des Postes; le Lycee (Bugeaud); Avenue Bab-el-Oued. From Mustapha, images of the Arsenal d'Artillerie; Alexandra Hotel; Hotel Kirsch; Quartier Julienne.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

A. Parodi editions, Mustapha
Cartes "La Cigogne", Alger
Collection Ideale P.S.
Collection N.D. Phot
Editions E.S.
Editions Photo Africaines, Algiers
L.V. & Cie.
Levy et Fils, Paris (Edit. LL)
Algeria, Description and travel
Architecture, colonial
Colonial cities
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 2. Port

Box 1, Folder 4

Port and Quaisn.d. (1900-1945)

Physical Description: 11 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains images from the Port of Algiers. One postcard depicts an historical engraving of port and pier. Other images include: le Palais consulaire; les rampes; the railroad station; l'escalier de la pecherie; le Boulevard de la Republique; le Boulevard Carnot. Identified commercial buildings include: Imprimerie Jourdan; Hangars et Abris de la Chambre de Commerce; Ch. Schiaffino; A. Jouvet & Cie; L. Bergeret Fils; Vins A. Bonneville; A. Morris Minieri.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP Collection Ideale P.S.
Edition E.S.
L.L.L.V. & Co.
Algeria, Description and travel
Architecture, colonial
Colonial cities
Railroad stations
Harbors
Commercial buildings
 

Subsubseries 3. Religious Buildings

Box 1, Folder 5

Mosques, Algiersn.d. (1900-1925)

Physical Description: 17 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains images of various mosques and other islamic religious buildings in Algiers. Includes images of Mosque Djamaa Djedid, la Grande Mosquee (El Kebir Mosque); the Medersa; Tombeau de la Reine; Mosquee de Sidi Abderhaman. Also images of la Place du Gouvernement; Statue du Duc d'Orleans; rue de la Marine.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP
Collection Ideale P.S.
Edition E.S.
Editions A. Sipecky, Oran
J. Geiser, Alger L.L.L.V. & Co.
ND Phot
Algeria, Description and travel
Architecture, colonial
Colonial cities
Islam
Mosques
Religious buildings
Religious education
Street scenes
Box 1, Folder 6

Governor's palaces and Christian religious buildingsn.d. (1900-1945)

Physical Description: 13 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains postcards of the Palais d'ete du Gouverneur (Mustapha); Palais d'ete du Gouverneur (Algiers). Also contains images of Christian religious buildings in Algiers: the Cathedral and Notre-Dame d'Afrique.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

A.L. edit., Alger
Collection Ideale P.S.
CAP
Edit. A.F.
Edition E.S.
Edition L. & Y., Alger L.L.ND Phot
Algeria, Description and travel
Architecture, colonial
Basilicas
Cathedrals
Colonial cities
Religious buildings
 

Subseries 2: Cities

 

Subsubseries 4. A-C

Box 1, Folder 7

Arzew, Bone, Bou-Saada, Cherchelln.d. (1900-1919)

Physical Description: 5 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains postcards of the following towns: Arzew, Bone, Bou-Saada, Cherchell. Includes images of a covered market (Arzew); the port (Arzew); of street scenes (Bone; Cherchell); and the departure for the races (Bou-Saada).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

ND Phot
J. Geiser, phot., Alger
Leroux, Alger
Algeria, Description and travel
Horse racing
Markets
Panoramic views
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 5. Biskra

Box 1, Folder 8

Biskran.d. (1900-1945)

Physical Description: 12 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains postcards from Biskra. Includes images of the Mosquee de Sidi-Mouna; le Fumoir du Chateau Landon; Hotel du Sahara. Images of la Rue Berthe, le Cercle Militaire; Rue des Ouled-Nails; la Grande Allee; la place du Marche. Also 2 postcards with images of caravans, 1 postcard of the Sahara desert.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP
Collection Ideale, PS
J. Geiser, Alger
LL Maur, Biskra
ND Phot Arnold Vollenweider, Alger
Algeria, Description and travel
Architecture, colonial
Caravans
Casbah
Colonial cities
Deserts
Mosques
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 6. Blida

Box 1, Folder 9

Blidan.d. (1900-1970)

Physical Description: 4 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains postcards from Blida. Includes images of the Place du Marche, the Place d'Alger, the Kiosque of the Place Georges Clemenceau, Gorges de la Chiffa.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP
Algeria, Description and travel
Colonial architecture
Gorges
Markets
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 7. Constantine, Philippeville

Box 1, Folder 10

Constantine, Philippevillen.d. (1900-1930)

Physical Description: 8 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains postcards from the towns of Constantine and Philippeville. The six postcards of Constantine contain images of the Gorges du Rummel, the Square de la Republique, two views taken from the Camp des Oliviers and the Route de Mansourah, and the Palais de la Justice. The two postcards of Philippeville both contain images of the Place de la Marine.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection Ideale P.S.
Combier, Mâcon L.L. (Lévy & Fils)
Phot. Neurdein et Cie.
Algeria, Description and travel
Colonial architecture
Gorges
Panoramic views
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 8. Djemila

Box 1, Folder 11

Djemilan.d. (1900-1950)

Physical Description: 3 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains 3 postcards of the Roman ruins at Djemila. Includes images of "Le Grand Temple" and "Arc du Grand Cardo."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP
Lévy et Neurdein Réunis
Algeria, Description and travel
Archaeological sites
 

Subsubseries 9. H

Box 1, Folder 12

Hammam-Meskoutine, Hammam-R'hiran.d. (1900-1950)

Physical Description: 2 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains 1 postcard of the Grand Pavillon de l'Etablissement at Hammam-Meskoutine. 1 postcard of the forest at Hammam-R'hira.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

J. Geiser, Alger
C. Nataf
Algeria, Description and travel
Colonial buildings
 

Subsubseries 10. Kabyila

Box 1, Folder 13

Kabylian.d. (1900-1950)

Physical Description: 3 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains 3 postcards with images from the Kabylia region. Includes: Le Col de Tirourda; Yakouren; Tizi-Ouzou.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection Ideale, P.S.
J. Geiser, Alger
Algeria, Description and travel
Panoramic views
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 11. El Kantara

Box 1, Folder 14

El Kantaran.d. (1900-1950)

Physical Description: 4 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains 4 postcards from El Kantara. Includes images of the oasis, of the railroad station, of the Gorges d'El-Kantara, and of the Pont du Diable.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection D. & M.
ND Phot
Photo-Albert, Alger
Soeurs Miissionaires de N.-D. d'Afrique, Alger
Algeria, Description and travel
Gorges
Oases
Railroad stations
 

Subsubseries 12. Laghout

Box 1, Folder 15

Laghouatn.d. (1900-1950)

Physical Description: 19 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains images of Laghouat. Includes one series of 14 postcards from Seddik, Musée de l'Oasis, Laghouat. These contain the following images: General views, the church, the Hotel Transatlantique, Porte de la Seguia, Place du Chameau and Public gardens, Schetett street, the mosque, the Marabout of Sidi Abd-el-Kader, Quartier des Ouled-Nails, Avenue Marguerite, the Hospital. Includes 3 postcards from the Coll. Hotel Saharien, Aracil, Laghouat. These contain images of The Place du Barail, le Lavoir des Negresses, Grand Hotel Saharien. Two other images: the Mosque and the Marabout des Ouled-Aissa ben Ali.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Combier , Mâcon
Collection Ideale P.S.
Seddik, Musée de l'Oasis, Laghouat
Algeria, Description and travel
Architecture, colonial
Markets
Mosques
Panoramic views
Religious buildings
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 13. M

Box 1, Folder 16

Maison-Carree, Meknes, Mers-el-Kebir, Moliere, M'silan.d. (1900-1950)

Physical Description: 6 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains postcards from diverse towns. The images are as follows: Maison Carree: Market, Meknes: ruins of Volubilis, Mers-el-Keber: view of the fort, panoramic view, Moliere: Mosque, M'sila: sunrise over oasis

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Agenda P.L.M.
J. Barreau et Cie.
N. Boumendil & fils
E.P.A. (Editions Photo-Afriaines), Algiers
J. Geiser, Alger
ND Phot.
Algeria, Description and travel
Archaeological sites
Markets
Mosques
Panoramic views
 

Subsubseries 14. Oran

Box 1, Folder 17

Orann.d. (1900-1915)

Physical Description: 9 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains images of the city of Oran, including a view of the Fort Saint-Philippe, Promenade de l'Etang, the Theater, Route des Planteurs, the port, Grand Hotel d'Oran, Place Kleber and the Prefecture, a scene entitled "Fantasia au village negre."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Aqua Photo, Paris
Edition Henri Chazaud, Oran
Collection Ideale P.S.
Grand Hotel d'Oran
ND Phot.
Algeria, Description and travel
Colonial architecture
Harbors
Panoramic views
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 15. Palestro

Box 1, Folder 18

Palestro1905

Physical Description: 4 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains four postcards from the same series. Three show the Gorges de Palestro, the fourth shows a hut in the Arab market with its owner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection Ideale, P.S.
Algeria, Description and travel
Gorges
Housing
 

Subsubseries 16. Sahara

Box 1, Folder 19

Ghardaia, El-Golea, In-Guettara, Figuign.d. (1900-1950)

Physical Description: 8 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains postcards from various towns in the Saharan Desert, as follows: Ghardaia: Caravan, market, "Fantasia sur la Grande Place, El Golea: panoramic view, Sahara algerien: African women making bread, In-Guettara: gorges, Figuig: Village d'El Mais, road scene

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Jouve, A., photographer
Bougault, Cl., photographer
Agenda P.L.M.
Edit. Abd'el'Kader, Ghardaia
ND Phot.
B. Sirven
Algeria, Description and travel
Caravans
Desert
Gorges
Market
Oases
 

Subsubseries 17. Setif

Box 1, Folder 20

Setifn.d. (1900-1950)

Physical Description: 4 postcards

Scope and Content Note

These four postcards contain the following images: Hotel de Ville and Portes d'Alger, Marche Arabe, Post Office, Mosque

Subjects and Indexing Terms

C,A,P.
Collection Ideale, P.S.
Algeria, Description and travel
Architecture, Colonial
Markets
Mosques
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 18. S

Box 1, Folder 21

Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Sidi-Bou-Medine, Sidi-Okban.d. (1900-1960)

Physical Description: 6 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains the following images: Sidi-Bel-Abbes: Public Gardens, Marabout, Sidi-Bou-Medine: panoramic view, Sidi-Okba: La Grande Place, the Market

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP
N.D. Phot.
R. Prouho
A. Bougault
Algeria, Description and travel
Markets
Panoramic views
Religious buildings
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 19. Tebessa

Box 1, Folder 22

Tebessa1907

Physical Description: 3 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Postcards of Tebessa, including a view taken from the Route de Zouira and the ramparts of the Byzantine citadel.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

ND Phot.
Algeria, Description and travel
Forts and fortifications
Panoramic views
 

Subsubseries 20. Timgad

Box 1, Folder 23

Timgadn.d. (1900-1945)

Physical Description: 29 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Timgad contains a major site of Roman ruins. The CAP series of 22 postcards contains the following images, (some duplicates): Arc of Trajan; Amphitheater, Columns for Pronaos du Capitole; Byzantine baptistery; Market; Gardens; Forum; Boutiques in the Sirtius market; Temple of Genie; Roman baths and mosaics. The ND Phot series of 6 postcards contains views of: Gardens; columns; the theater, the baths; mosaics. Collection Ideale PS: Hemicycle of Macellum.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP
Collection Ideale, P.S.
ND Phot
Algeria, Description and travel
Archaeological sites
 

Subsubseries 21. Tlemcen

Box 1, Folder 24

Tlemcenn.d. (1900-1950)

Physical Description: 5

Scope and Content Note

Contains the following images: Ruins of the Fortress of Toubiana; Tower of Mansourah; Oued-Mefrouch-el-Ourit Waterfall; Mosque of Sidi-Bou-Medine; Ruins of Sidi-Yacoub.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

ND Phot.
LL
Photo Sandoz
Algeria, Description and travel
Archaeological sites
Gorges
Mosques
Religious buildings
 

Subsubseries 22. Touggourt

Box 1, Folder 25

Touggourtn.d. (c 1930)

Physical Description: 2 postcards

Scope and Content Note

One image of Ouled-Nail women sitting before their tents; one image of the Grande Place at Touggourt.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Prouho, Cl., photographer
Agenda P.L.M.
SPGA
Algeria, Description and travel
Muslim women
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 23. Scenes and types

Box 1, Folder 26

Scenes and types from Algerian.d. (1900-1950)

Physical Description: 15 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Various postcards showing Algerian individuals or groups, either presented as an archetype, or as an example of a traditional occupation. Also includes some street scenes and desert scenes, and examples of indigenous housing. Images include: Mauresques and Maures, Mozabite man, women washing, the firewood market, the Constantine Phosphate company, a caravan, Kabyle and Arab huts, and a historical painting of fighting at Sig.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP
Collection Ideale, P.S.
Collection Z.F., Alger
Imprimeries Reunies, Nancy
Editions Marius Maure, Biskra
LL ND Phot.
Algeria, Description and travel
Caravans
Desert
Fuelwood
Housing
Indigenous peoples
Laundry
Street scenes
Women
 

Series 2. Arabian

Box 1, Folder 27

Aden, Persia (Iran), Saudi Arabian.d. (1900-1950)

Physical Description: 8 postcards

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains 6 postcards from Aden. These have images of city, the water tanks, the fruit market, Steamer Point, and a caravan. One postcard from Saudi Arabia pictures a mosque. One picture from Persia shows a grouping of people around a patriarch for a festival.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

M. Howard, photographer
Egyptian Cigarettes Factory
Hotel de l'Europe, Aden
M.S. Lehem & Co.
Seyed Abdor Rahime Tachani, Teheran, Persia
Aden, Description and Travel
Harbors
Markets
Mosques
Panoramic views
People
 

Series 3. British East Africa

Box 1, Folder 28

Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Zanzibarn.d. (1900-1960)

Physical Description: 17 postcards

Scope and Content Note

The 9 postcards of British East Africa include the following images: a shepherd, Arab architecture, a view from Nairobi Hill, a native village, and hunting and animal scenes. The 4 postcards from Zanzibar includean image of the Beit-el-Ajaib (the house of wonders), the Ladies' Club and Jubilee Garden, the Country Palace of the Sultan, and Dhow Harbour. One postcard from the Freres Blancs, Uganda, of Missionaries hunting. One postcard of Mt. Kibo, Tanganyika.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

A.R.P. de Lord, Zanzibar
K.T. Rawal, Zanzibar
Moloo Brothers & Co. British East Africa
Propagation de la Foi
H.J. Schlieben
V. Neubert, Prague
Standard P. & P. Works, British East Africa
Architecture, colonial
Big game hunting
Game and game birds
Harbors
Indigenous peoples
Panoramic views
Porters
Shepherds
 

Series 4. British West Africa

Box 1, Folder 29

Ghana, Nigerian.d. (1929-1962)

Physical Description: 4 postcards

Scope and Content Note

2 postcards from Nigeria: a water seller, cliffs on coast outside of Lagos 2 postcards from Ghana: the General Post Office and Kano City

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Jackie Phillips Photos, Lagos
E.A. Sweetman & Son, Ltd.
Cliffs
Ghana, Description and travel
Nigeria, Description and travel
Post offices
Street scenes
Water carriers
 

Series 5. Belgian Congo

Box 1, Folder 30

Belgian Congo1900-1960

Physical Description: 37 postcards

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains 37 postcards with images of the Belgian Congo (1908-1960). Included are postcards from the towns of: Boko, Boma, Bukama, Elisabethville, Kafubu, Chutes Ki-Oubo, Matadi, Kivu, Remondville, Stanleyville. Postcards depicting fishing in the Upper Congo, on the Tanganiki, a marketplace, elephants in the river at Also Postcards of people working: "un corps de balais" (women sweeping, a pun on corps de ballet), a rice plantation, hair-stylists. Postcard of a tribal chief and his many wives. Postcards showing colonial power: hunting, military posts, colonial forces of order. Postcards showing missionary work. 3 postcards printed by Belgian marine interests.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

L'Olivier, Allard
van Parys, G., Photographer
Editions d'Art E. Mertens, Brussels
Edition R. Begue, Paris
Cie. Francaise du Haut-Congo
Compagnie Maritime du Congo, Anvers
Edit. Librairie J. Decoster, Elisabethville
Delhaize Freres & Cie, "Le Lion"
Desaix, Brussels
E. Desclee
Ed. Jesuites Missionnaires, Lyon
Missions de Scheut
Nels, Brussels
Th. Luyckx, Wavre
Ern. Thill, Brussels
Edition V.M.W. et M.B.
C. Van Cortenbergh Fils, Brussels
Architecture, colonial
Belgian Congo
Boats
Bridges
Colonial power
Elephants
Fishing
Forts and fortifications
Harbors
Hospitals
Indigenous peoples
Markets
Panaramic views
Post office
Waterfalls
Women
 

Series 6. Congo (Brazzaville)

Box 1, Folder 31

Africa, French speaking equatorial including Lower and Middle Congo, Chad, Cameroonn.d. (1900-1960)

Physical Description: 25 postcards

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains postcards from the area formerly known as Congo (Brazzaville) or French Equatorial Africa. 17 postcards of Brazzaville: Institut Pasteur, le Relais Hotel, Jardins de la Residence, Catholic Mission and Cathedral, Catholic procession, View from Route de la Corniche (Belgian Congo), Djoue riverbank, Congo riverbank, bridge over M'Foa, fishermen and flottila, Woman from Brazzaville. 1 postcard of the railroad of Matadi, Compagnie Francaise du Haut-Congo. 1 postcard of caravan with missionaries 1 postcard of small tugboat on river 1 postcard of Tirailleurs senegalais 1 postcard of a monument to Colonel de Roux, Bangui 1 postcard of Danse goran, Chad 2 postcards, indigenous art, French Cameroon

Subjects and Indexing Terms

M. Audrey, Marseille
Braban Cliche Vialle, Brazzaville
Collection J.F.
Collections A. Courboin
Editions artistiques, Pierre Barreau, Bordeaux
Edit. M. Brochard, Nantes
"La Librairie Congolaise", Brazzaville
Levy et Neurdein Reunis, Paris
Missions des Pretres du Sacre-Coeur de St Quentin
Photo M. Balard, Bangui
Africa, French speaking equatorial
Colonial power
Congo (Brazzaville)
Fishing
Missionaries
Panoramic views
Rivers
Street scenes
 

Series 7. Cote d'Ivoire

Box 1, Folder 32

Cote d'Ivoiren.d.

Physical Description: 4 postcards

Scope and Content Note

4 postcards from Cote d'Ivoire: Embarcation of mahogany in Grand Lahou Pushing the tiller, Grand Lahou Village devastated by Samory (the Black Napoleon) in 1898, A river in the forest

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection M.M.A.C.B.
Colonial commerce
Cote d'Ivoire
Mahogany trees
Rivers
Villages
 

Series 8. Dahomey

Box 1, Folder 33

Dahomeyn.d.

Physical Description: 8 postcards

Scope and Content Note

8 postcards from Dahomey. Cotonou: Monument for soldiers, Market, Grand Popo, Ouida: village, Porto-Novo: bridge, river, Fishing village, Prince's wedding

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Editions E.R.
Cl. Andre
Bridges
Dahomey
Markets
Monuments
Villages
Weddings
 

Series 9. Dijbouti

Box 1, Folder 34

Djiboutin.d.

Physical Description: 5 postcards

Scope and Content Note

5 postcards from Djibouti: Place Menelik, the Hospital, La Rue d'Abyssinie, Post office, Somali children

Subjects and Indexing Terms

"Au Cafe de la Paix", Djibouti, Editeur "Au Bon Marche", Djibouti, J-G. Mody, photographe
Djibouti
Hospitals
Street scenes
Post offices
Indigenous people
 

Series 10. Egypt

 

Subseries 1. Cities

 

Subsubseries 1. Alexandria

Box 2, Folder 1

Alexandrian.d. (1900-1945)

Physical Description: 14 postcards

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains 14 postcards of Alexandria. Street scenes include Boulevard d'Allemagne, Rue de la Poste. Images of the sea and canals include the Metropole Hotel, Glymenopoulo Beach, and 2 postcards of the Canal Mahmoudieh. Images also include the Moustapha Pacha Barracks, the Nabi Daniel Mosque, the Public Abbatoirs, the Public Gardens, Pompey's Pillar. Images from Ramleh include the Ramleh train station and a scene of Europeans riding horses in front of palm trees.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cairo Postcard Trust, Cairo
Spiras N. Grivas, Editeur, Alexandria
LL Lehnert and Lardrock, Cairo
Lichtenstern & Harari, Cairo
S.N. Theodossiou, Alexandria
Alexandria, Egypt
Archaeological sites
Barracks
Beaches
Canals
Gardens
Mosques
Panoramic Views
Railroad stations
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 2. Cairo, Pyramids

Box 2, Folder 2

Cairo and pyramids at Gizan.d. (1900-1965)

Physical Description: 27 postcards

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains postcards with images of Cairo and of the Giza pyramids. Includes the following images from Cairo streets: panoramic views, the inside of a house, the university, and the Grand Cafe Chicha. 12 postcards of mosques, the Citadel, and tombs: Mohamed Ali mosque, Kait Bey mosque, Sultan Hassan mosque, Alabaster mosque, tombs of Mamelouks, tombs of caliphs. 9 postcards of pyramids at Giza: Sphinx with camel driver in foreground, Great Pyramid of Chefren, Kafr-el-Haram, views at sunset. 2 postcards of bedouin camps.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cairo Postcard Trust
Au Cartosport Max H. Rudmann, Cairo
Castro Brothers Editors, Cairo
Comptoir Philatelique d'Egypte, Alexandria
Ephtimios Freres, Port Said
L. & H., Cairo
LL Lehnert & Landrock, Cairo
Lichtenstern & Harari, Cario
Ocean Comfort Company
University of Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
Forts and fortifications
Indigenous peoples
Mosques
Panoramic views
Pyramids, Egypt
Sphinxes, Egypt
Street scenes
Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Universities
 

Subsubseries 3. Heliopolis

Box 2, Folder 3

Heliopolisn.d.

Physical Description: 4 postcards

Scope and Content Note

4 postcards of Heliopolis, including 2 of the Palace Hotel, and 2 street scenes of the Boulevard Abbas.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

B. Lividas & Coutsicos, Cairo
Heliopolis, Egypt
Hotels
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 4. Nile and Cities on the Nile

Box 2, Folder 4

Nile and cities of Aswan, Karnak, Luxor, Memphis

Physical Description: 11 postcards

Scope and Content Note

11 postcards of the Nile River and of the cities along the Nile.Includes boats on Nile. Aswan: the Savoy Hotel. the Ferry, Granite quarries. Bedrechin: palm grove Karnak: Avenue of Sphinxes, Pylon of Eugerte. Luxor: Temple and Statue of Ramses, Pigeon Tower of Goornah, Memphis: Alabaster sphinx

Subjects and Indexing Terms

LL Lehnert & Landrock, Cairo
Lichtenstern & Harari, Cairo
Shurey's Publications
Archeaological sites
Aswan, Egypt
Bedrechin, Egypt
Karnak, Egypt
Luxor, Egypt
Memphis, Egypt
Nile River
Sphinxes, Egypt
 

Subsubseries 5. Port Said

Box 2, Folder 5

Port Said Views and Harborn.d.

Physical Description: 21 postcards

Scope and Content Note

The 21 postcards in this folder contain the following: Views of Port Said, the statue of De Lessepsin Lesseps Square, views of the harbor and port, the Quai Francois Joseph and the Agence des Messageries Maritimes, the lighthouse, the entry to the canal. the Suez Canal office, the Casino, street scenes.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

A. K. Mayorkino, Port Said
Cairo Postcard Trust, Cairo
Coustoulides, Alexandria
D.J.L. Ephtimios Freres, Port Said
L.C. LLLevy & Neurdein Reunis, Paris
Lichtenstern & Harari
M.S Bazar
Messageries Maritimes
P.C.M.J., Alexandria
Stylianos Coutsicos, Cairo
Canals
Fishing
Harbors
Monuments
Panoramic Views
Port Said, Egypt
Street scenes
Box 2, Folder 6

Port Said, postcards published by the Oriental Commercial Bureaun.d.

Physical Description: 11 postcards

Scope and Content Note

These postcards represent an incomplete numbered set of images of Port Said published by the Oriental Commercial Bureau, Port Said, Egypt. Images include: De Lesseps Statue, the Harbor, the beach, the lighthouse, quai Sultan Hussein, the Canal Company's offices, Prince Farouk Street, Boulevard Fouad I, Avenue Eugenie, view of Arab quarter.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Oriental Commercial Bureau
Beaches
Canals
Harbors
Monuments
Port Said, Egypt
Street scenes
Box 2, Folder 7

Port Said, postcards published by Lehnert & Landrockn.d.

Physical Description: 16 postcards

Scope and Content Note

An incomplete set of 10 numbered colored postcards of Port Said. Images include: De Lesseps Statue, the Harbor, the Suez Canal, the Casino, Boulevard Fouad I, the Abbes Mosque, the Arab quarter, the beach (the 'Strand'). 6 b & w postcards also published by Lehnert & Landrock. Images include: the port, the lighthouse, De Lesseps Statue, offices of the Suez Canal Company, Prince Farouk Street, the Suez Canal.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lehnert & Landrock
Beaches
Canals
Harbors
Monuments
Mosques
Panoramic views
Port Said, Egypt
Street scenes
Box 2, Folder 8

Port Said, postcards published by Isaac Behar, Port Saidn.d.

Physical Description: 12 postcards

Scope and Content Note

12 numbered color postcards of Port Said published by Isaac Behar. Images include: De Lesseps Statue, the Harbor, the Suez Canal, the Palais des Hollandais, the offices of the Suez Canal Company, boats in the canal, the beach, the English Church and convent of Bon-Pasteur, the Marina and lighthouse.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Isaac Behar, Port Said
Beaches
Canals
Harbors
Monuments
Mosques
Panoramic views
Port Said, Egypt
Religious buildings
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 6. Suez Canal

Box 2, Folder 9

Suez Canal and cities on the Canal except Port Saidn.d.

Physical Description: 15 postcards

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains postcards of the Suez Canal itself and of cities on the canal. Ismailia: floodgate, Lake Timsah, El-Kantara: crossing of the Suez Canal, Suez: views of city, Colmar Street, Port Tewfik: views of port, end of Suez Canal, mosque

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Arougheti Bros., Suez, Cairo Postcard Trust
Edition Egyptienne
Ephtimios Freres, Port Said
Lehnert & Landrock, Cairo
Stylianos Coutsicos, Cairo
Canals
Fishing
Harbors
Ismailia, Egypt
Kantara, Egypt
Mosques
Panoramic views
Street scenes
 

Subseries 2. Various

Box 2, Folder 10

Egypt, variousn.d.

Physical Description: 5 postcards

Scope and Content Note

5 diverse postcards from Egypt: Tomb of Ali at Nedjef, Picture of hieroglyphics: Thebes, thrashing corn, Leaving Damietta 2 postcards of the Isle of Philae

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Droguerie E. Del Mar, Cairo, Port Said
Lehnert & Landrock, Cairo
Shurey's Publications
Egypt
Tombs & Sepulchral monuments
 

Series 11. Ethiopia

Box 2, Folder 11

Ethiopian.d.

Physical Description: 2 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Two black and white postcards from Ethiopia/Abyssinia: Addis-Abbaba, Guiorguis Church, Malka-Idda Rapids

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Editions A.M., Addis-Abbaba
Maison A. Benoiston & Cie. Verascope Richard
Churches
Ethiopia, Description and travel
Rivers
Box 2, Folder 12

Gabonn.d.

Physical Description: 3 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Three postcards of Gabon. Two are of the beach at Libreville. One shows an old blind man with a child guiding him.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection C.O.A.
Collection S.H.O.
Societe des Missions Evangeliques, Paris
Beaches
Gabon, Description and travel
Indigenous peoples
 

Series 12. Gabon

Box 2, Folder 12

Gabonn.d.

Physical Description: 3 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Three postcards of Gabon. Two are of the beach at Libreville. One shows an old blind man with a child guiding him.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection C.O.A.
Collection S.H.O.
Societe des Missions Evangeliques, Paris
Beaches
Gabon, Description and travel
Indigenous peoples
 

Series 13. German East Africa

Box 2, Folder 13

German East African.d.

Physical Description: 8 postcards

Scope and Content Note

8 postcards from German East Africa. Views include the following: 3 postcards of Mariannhill showing indigenous dwellings. 1 postcard with a color photograph of the church in Moschi, German East Africa. 2 scenes of villages in Tanga. 2 sketches of the tropics.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Verlag der Missionbuschhandlung, Herrnhut
Verlag des Evang.-luth, Mission zu Leipzig
Beaches
Churches
German East Africa, Description and travel
Villages
 

Series 14. Guinea

Box 2, Folder 14

Guinean.d.

Physical Description: 13 postcards

Scope and Content Note

13 postcards from Guinea, West Africa. Includes 11 postcards with images from the city of Conakry: The "Ballay" Monument, the entrance to the city, the Boulevard Circulaire and the Cie. Commerciale d'Exportation, the Chateau d'Eau, the Mission Charles Morel, the celebration of Ramadan, and three identitcal postcards showing the waterfront with the phrase "Visitez l'Afrique occidentale francaise a l'Exposition coloniale de Paris, 1931." 1 postcard of a street in Kankan. One postcard showing the Minister of the Colonies on a voyage at the Tabili railroad station.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection Generale Fortier, Dakar
Edition H.G.F.
Photo A. de Schacht
Photo E. Habkouk
Colonial architecture
Colonial power
Guinea, Description and travel
Islam
Missions
Monuments
Street scenes
 

Series 15. Lesotho

Box 2, Folder 15

Lesothon.d.

Physical Description: 5 postcards

Scope and Content Note

5 postcards of Lesotho (Lessouto). Indigenous houses in a cave at Qalo, schoolteacher's family, the mission school at Thabana-Morena, a chief's wife at Thaba-Bosiu.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Societe des Missions Evangeliques, Paris
Churches
Indigenous peoples
Lesotho
Villages
 

Series 16. Libya

Box 2, Folder 16

Libya, Tripolin.d.

Physical Description: 9 postcards

Scope and Content Note

9 postcards of Tripoli, Libya. Scenes include panoramic views of the city taken from the water, the Governor's Palace, rue Azizie, the military barracks, street and market scenes, and il Castello.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Aula e Bragoni, Tripoli
C. Chierichetti, Milano
Edizione Pirotta & Bresciano, Tripoli
Istituto Italiano per l'Africa, Roma
Architecture, colonial
Colonial power
Harbors
Libya
Markets
Street scenes
Tripoli
 

Series 17. Madagascar

 

Subseries 1. Tanarive, Diego Suarez

Box 2, Folder 17

Tananarive, Diego-Suarez, other townsn.d.

Physical Description: 15 postcards

Scope and Content Note

15 postcards of cities and towns in Madagascar. Tananarive: Antaninarena - Ambatonakanga; Analakey - Avenue Falliere and the train station; Governor General Residence and Park; Queen's Palace; Garden of the Prime Minister's Tomb; Andohalo Cathedral; Indigenous Hospital of Befelantanana; Temple of Ambochipotay. Diego-Suarez: Cap Diego; Administrator's Residence; Roussette Waterfall. Other cities: Covered market; Nossi-be - indigenous theater; Majunga - autos

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Couadou, phot., Toulon-sur-Mer, Editeurs Grand Bazar, Charifou Jeewa, Edition Cassam-Chenai, Diego-Suarez, Etablissements Rene Depui, Edit., Imprimerie E. Bachel, Tamatave, Photo Goulamhoussen Charifou fils, Diego-Suarez
Architecture, colonial
Hospitals
Madagascar, Description and travel
Markets
Panoramic views
Waterfalls
 

Subseries 2. Water scenes, people

Box 2, Folder 18

Water scenes, peoplen.d.

Physical Description: 11 postcards

Scope and Content Note

11 postcards of Madagascar. 3 postcards of scenes of boats, the sea, and rivers. 8 postcards with images of people: women water carriers, rice workers, schoolchildren bathing, meal at a school, and nurses and the school at the leper colony at Manankavaly.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cliche Maria
Editeurs Grand Bazar, Charifou Jeewa
G. Charifous, edit.
Societe des Missions Evangeliques, Paris
Boats
Children
Indigenous peoples
Leprosy
Madagascar, Description and travel
Rivers
Water carriers
 

Series 18. Morocco

 

Subseries 1. Cities

 

Subsubseries 1. Casablanca

Box 2, Folder 19

Casablancan.d.

Physical Description: 14 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Fourteen postcards of Casablanca, Morocco. Images include the following: Banque d'Etat au Maroc; Barracks of the 1er Zoaves; Stock Exchange; Prefecture and Palais de Justice; Parc Lyautey; Marketplace; Arcades of the Nouvelle Kassaria; Slaughterhouse; Place de France; Porte de Marrakech; Rue de l'Horloge; cargo ship Volubilis in harbor; harbor scenes.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bertou, Alhambra
CAP
Edit. Kricorian, Casablanca
P. Grebert, Casablanca
Photo Flandrin
Architecture, colonial
Banks
Barracks
Gardens
Harbors
Morocco, Description and travel
Panoramic views
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 2. Tangiers

Box 2, Folder 20

Tangiersn.d.

Physical Description: 13 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Thirteen postcards of Tangiers, Morocco. Images include the following: Panoramic views and street scenes of Tangiers; Cabo Espartel; the beach; Sidi-Bou-Aabaid Mosque; Mosque of the Aissaouas; Casbah; Legation de France; Place de France and Boulevard Pasteur; Boulevard de la Plage and Hotel Cecil; the Charf.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

A. Arevalo, Libreria Espanola y Extrajera, Tangiers
Au Bon Mathurin, Tangiers
Edition Hell, Tangiers
Edition Lebrun
L.L. Phot. Combier, Macon
Beaches
Casbah
Colonial cities
Panoramic views
Morocco, Description and travel
Mosques
Street scenes
 

Subsubseries 3. Cities Except Casablanca and Tangiers

Box 2, Folder 21

Fez; Itzer; Marrakech; Mazagan; Oudjda; Rabat;Safi; Tetuann.d.

Physical Description: 17 postcards

Scope and Content Note

17 postcards of several towns and cities in Morocco. Fez: Panoramic view; indigenous brick oven; Nidjaraine visit; Arab story tellers; Marabout Si-Ahmed-Tijani. Itzer: Main Entrance to city, Marrakech: La Menara; Gueliz Fort; Avenue de la Koutoubia, Mazagan: Portuguese monument; Interior of Camp Requiston, Oudjda: Casbah guarded by Spahis; panoramic view, Rabat: Ruins of the Chellah; Ouidaia and old ramparts; Safi: Bab Chabah; Tetuan: Fortifications

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAPA. Pleux et Truchi, edit., Fez
Agenda P.L.M.
Edition J. Bousira, Fez
Edition "Lyon Consortium," Casablanca
Editions Jeff, Casablanca
Felix, Photo-edituer, Marrakech
J. Geiser, Algiers
Levy & Neurdem Reunis, Paris
Nahon & Lasry, Tangiers
Photo Flandrin
Schmitt Photo, Rabat
Architecture, colonial
Casbah
Forts and fortifications
Indigenous peoples
Morocco, Description and travel
Panoramic views
Religious buildings
Street scenes
 

Subseries 2. People

Box 2, Folder 22

Sultan and Moroccan peoplen.d.

Physical Description: 14 postcards

Scope and Content Note

14 postcards of Moroccan people and leaders. 5 show images of the Sultan, his family, or his ministersSultan's sons on pilgrimage to Moulay-Idriss; Sultan in Tangiers; Arrival of Mouley Arafa, Sultan's uncle, receiving William II in Tangiers; Sultan visiting the Agricultural Exposition; Manebhi, Minister of War; 9 depict images of Moroccans, including grain merchants, camps of nomads, children, a marabout in the oasis, street scenes, military camp

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP
Edicion Boix Hermanos, Melilia
Edition Hell, Tangiers
Editions d'Art Felix, Marrakech
Gevaert L.L.
Maillet, Casablanca
Photo Flandrin
Children, Indigenous eoples
Merchants
Military facilities
Morocco, Description and travel
Parades and processions
Sultans
 

Series 19. Oceania

Box 2, Folder 23

Oceanian.d.

Physical Description: 12 postcards

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cunge, photo.
Edition Boiset Edition Phos, Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadaloupe
H. Bauwens, editeur, Ghent
Helio Braun, Paris
Laboratoires La Biomarine, Dieppe
Pacific Cable Office, Suva, Fiji
Photo Etienne Coussinier
Architecture, colonial
Fiji
Guadaloupe
Harbors
Indigenous peoples
Martinique
Missionaries
Noumea
New Caledonia
Oceans
Panoramic views
Papua
 

Series 20. Senegal

 

Subseries 1. Cities

 

Subsubseries 1. Dakar

Box 2, Folder 24

Dakarn.d.

Physical Description: 50 postcards

Scope and Content Note

50 postcards, including many duplicates, of Dakar, Senegal. Images include: panoramic views of the city, the Court; Boulevard National; Place Protet; the Town Hall; the Town Hall gardens; the Government building (Palais du Gouvernement); Anse Bernard.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection Generale Fortier, Dakar
Collection Nouvelle, Mme Bouchut, editeur
Edition A. Albaret, Dakar
Edition Joseph Helou, Dakar
Edition Quatineau
H. Grimaud & V. Lembert, Dakar
J. Benyoumoff et Ch. Djian
Architecture, colonial
Colonial power
Panoramic views
Senegal, Description and travel
Box 2, Folder 25

Dakarn.d.

Physical Description: 64 postcards

Scope and Content Note

64 postcards of Dakar, Senegal. Images include: Hotel de la Marine; Post Office, TSF; Monument Blanchet; Round-about between the Ecole and the Avenue Pasteur; Tourist office; Medical school; Government buildings; Museum of French West Africa; Train station; marketplace; the Port and the Palais du Port; Senegalese fishermen and boats; Casernes des Madeleines; Bay of the Madeleines; military camps;

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection Generale Fortier, Dakar
Collection Gautron
Collection Nouvelle, Mme Bouchut, editeur
Edit. Antoine Challah, Dakar
Edit. Joseph Helou, Dakar
Edit. Maurice Viale
Edition Moreau, Dakar
Editions Carnaud Freres, Dakar
J. Benyoumoff et Ch. Djian
M.D. photo, Dakar
Robel, Dakar
Architecture, colonial
Colonial power
Fishing
Harbors
Markets
Military facilities
Monuments
Panoramic views
Post offices
Senegal, Description and travel
Train stations
Box 2, Folder 26

Dakarn.d.

Physical Description: 39 postcards

Scope and Content Note

39 postcards of Dakar, Senegal, mostly street scenes. Many duplicates. Images include: the Mosque; the Church; the Public Garden; Place Protet; rue des Essarts; Boulevard National; rue Parent; General Secretary; Boulevard Pinet-Laprade; Boulevard Maritime; Avenue Roume; rue Raffenel; rue de Thies; rue Vincens.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection Gautron
Collection generale Dantan
Collection generale Fortier
Collection J. Benyoumoff
Collection Nouvelle, Mme Bouchut, editeur
Editions A. Albaret, Dakar
Edit. Maurice Viale
N.D. photo
V. Roche, Dakar
Architecture, colonial
Colonial Power
Gardens
Mosques
Parades and processions
Religious buildings
Senegal, Description and travel
Street scenes
Box 2, Folder 27

Dakarn.d.

Physical Description: 23 postcards

Scope and Content Note

23 postcards of Dakar, Senegal, and its environs. Images include: the indigenous village,;families and children; the oasis and garden of Hann; another (?) oasis near Dakar; and Cap Manuel.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

A. Albaret, Dakar
Collection Gautron
Collection generale Fortier, Dakar
Collection J. Benyoumoff
Collection Nouvelle, Mme Bouchut, editeur
Edition Maurice Viale
Children
Indigenous peoples
Oases
Religious education
Senegal, Description and travel
Street scenes
Villages
 

Subsubseries 2. Cities Except Dakar

Box 2, Folder 28

Rochers de Billy; Ile de Goree; Kayes; Makana; Ngazobit; Rufisque; Saint-Louisn.d.

Physical Description: 33 postcards

Scope and Content Note

33 postcards of towns and rural areas in Senegal. Images include the following: Rochers de Billy, Haut-Senegal; Ile de Goree: various views; Place principale; Place du Gouvernement; la Terrasse. Many duplicates. Kayes: Hotel du Gouvernement; Makana: road outside town; Ngazobit: cliffs nearby; Rufisque: panoramic views; indigenous village; Maisons Soucail and L. Vezia & Co.; Compagnie Francaise de l'Afrique Occidentale; covered peanut storage; Shipping of grain; radio antenna; Saint-Louis: panoramic view; caravan; quarter of fishermen; Avenue Dodds; Allee des cocotiers

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection Barthes et Lesieur
Collection generale Fortier
Collection Tennequin
Edit. A. Albaret, Dakar
Edition de l'Ecole Apostolique Lierre, Belgium
Edit. Diloutremer, Paris
Messageries Maritimes
Robett, edit., Rufisque
Agriculture
Architecture, colonial
Caravans
Cliffs
Colonial power
Fishing
Harbors
Indigenous peoples
Panoramic views
Senegal, Description and travel
Street scenes
Villages
 

Subseries 2. People and Scenes

Box 2, Folder 29

People and scenesn.d.

Physical Description: 33 postcards

Scope and Content Note

33 postcards of people, villages, and landscape in Senegal. The first two postcards are notable for the poems written on them by a French man to a woman in France. Others include images of the following subjects: girls spinning cotton; groups of boys, women, children; women drawing water from well; mission school; fighters; village scenes; mosque; fishing boats on river and fishernen's houses; caravan carrying salt; harvest of palm wine; oases

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collection Albaret, Dakar
Collection generale Fortier
Collection Ideale
Collection "Le Bon Marche", Dakar
Edit. Joseph Helou, Dakar
H. Danel, Kayes
Helio De Graeve, Ghent
Boats
Caravans
Children
Fishing
Indigenous peoples
Mosques
Oases
Palm trees
Rivers
Senegal, Description and travel
Villages
 

Series 21. Sierra Leone

 

Subseries 1. Freetown

Box 3, Folder 1

Freetownn.d.

Physical Description: 25 postcards

Scope and Content Note

25 postcards of Freetown, Sierra Leone, and its environs. Images include the following: Views of Freetown; Victoria Park; Custom's Offices; Tower Hill barracks; Commissariat; Wilberforce Station; Wilberforce Street; Westmoreland street; Susan's Bay (also known as Sawpit Bay); wharf and harbor; Leicester Hill; Waterfalls; villages; a woman "making Furrah"

Subjects and Indexing Terms

A. Lisk-Carew Photo., Freetown
Collection L.S.
F.M. Wolff, Hamburg
H. Thies, Hamburg
Architecture, colonial
Bays
Gardens
Harbors
Military facilities
Panoramic views
Sierra Leone, Description and travel
Street scenes
Waterfalls
 

Subseries 2. Towns Except Freetown

Box 3, Folder 2

Boulam; Charlotte Falls; Congo Town; Hammock River Bridge; Songo; Waterloo; York Islandn.d.

Physical Description: 12 postcards

Scope and Content Note

12 postcards of villages and rural areas in Sierra Leone, excluding Freetown. Images are as follows: Boulam: village scenes; Charlotte Falls; Congo Town: two views near Congo Town; Hammock River Bridge: the bridge; Songo Town; Waterloo: village scene; York Island: view of village and persons, two postcards of river scenes

Subjects and Indexing Terms

A. Lisk-Carew, Photo., Freetown
H. Thies, Hamburg
Bridges
Panoramic views
Rivers
Sierra Leone, Description and travel
Villages
Waterfalls
 

Series 22. Soudan, French

Box 3, Folder 3

French Soudan/Malin.d.

Physical Description: 10 postcards

Scope and Content Note

10 postcards of the former French military territory of Soudan, present-day Mali and part of Mauritania. Images include the following towns and sites: Bamako: Monument to tirailleurs soudanais, Djenne: village, boat; Koulikoro: military post, Tahoua: military post, tribal chiefs; Tomboctou: mosque, view; views by bodies of water

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Edition S.E.A.
Lauroy, editeur
Archaeological sites
Indigenous peoples
Mali
Military facilities
Monuments
Mosques
Rivers
Soudan, French
Villages
 

Series 23. South Africa

 

Subseries 1. Cities

 

Subsubseries 1. Cape Town

Box 3, Folder 4

Cape Townn.d.

Physical Description: 13 postcards

Scope and Content Note

13 postcards depicting Cape Town, South Africa. Images include the following: views of city with Table Mountain in background; Devil's Peak; Lion's Head; Grand Parade and City Hall; Houses of Parliament; Castle; St. George's Cathedral; harbor; Van Riebeeck statue; Adderly Street; Standard Bank

Subjects and Indexing Terms

C.N.A., Ltd.
John G. Vain, Cape Town
Kimble Productions
The Newman Art Publishing Co., Cape Town
The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co., Cape Town
Architecture, colonial
Harbors
Panoramic views
Religious buildings
South Africa
Street
 

Subsubseries 2. Cities Except Cape Town

Box 3, Folder 5

Bloemfontein; Durban; Johannesburg; Rondebosch; Valley of a Thousand Hills; Victoria Fallsn.d.

Physical Description: 17 postcards

Scope and Content Note

17 postcards of towns and sites in South Africa. Of special note: a series of "ricksha boys" in Durban. Images on these postcards include the following subjects: Bloemfontein: Railway station, Durban: Post office; Town Hall; Ricksha boys (6 postcards); Johannesburg: King George's Street; gold mines; art gallery; Rondesbosch: rural estate, Valley of a Thousand Hills, Natal: 2 views, Victoria Falls: 2 views of bridge

Subjects and Indexing Terms

A. R., Durban
C. Borckenhagen & Co.
G.S.J., Durban
John G. Vain, Cape Town
The Newman Art Publishing Co., Cape Town
The Recordia Photo and Gramophone Co, Johannesburg
Smart & Copley, Bulawato
The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co., Cape Town
Bridges
Colonial power
Post offices
Railway stations
South Africa
Street scenes
Tourist attractions
Waterfalls
 

Subseries 2. People and Wildlife

Box 3, Folder 6

People and wildlifen.d.

Physical Description: 19 postcards

Scope and Content Note

19 postcards from South Africa. Of these, 6 depict images of people, including a mother and her child, an old man; groups of people sitting outside of a hut; and a stone structure. The rest contain pictures of animals, including: Impala; Zebra; Giraffe; Kudu; Sable; Rhinoceros; Antelope; blue Wildebeest; Lion; Elephant; Bull Sealion; Penguins; Ostrich; Termite mound. These images are located at Kruger National Park; Drakensberg National Park, Natal; Mossel Bay, Cape Province; Dyer's Island, Cape Agulhas.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cl. J. Boyer
Perfinn
South African Railways and Harbours, Publicity and Travel Dept.
Children
Indigenous peoples
South Africa
Wildlife
 

Series 24. Southeast Asia

Box 3, Folder 7

Southeast Asian.d.

Physical Description: 9 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Postcards from India, Indonesia, and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Include: India: Anand, orphanage;Roberts Statue, Calcutta; Cawnpore; Mission des Carmes, Malabar; Indonesia: Kota Radja, Ceylon: catamaran; street scene; missionaries, Philippines: missionary school

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Grimaud, Marseille
Missions des Carmes au Malabar
Missions des Oblats de Marie Immaculee, Ceylon
Raphael Tuck & Sons
Boats, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
India
Missionaries
Monuments
Orphans
Philippines
 

Series 25. Sudan, British

Box 3, Folder 8

Sudan, Britishn.d.

Physical Description: 23 postcards

Scope and Content Note

22 postcards of British Sudan, primarily Khartoum and Port Sudan. Images include the following: Khartoum: Palace and gardens; Gordon College; Parliament Building; Grand Hotel; Khedive Ave.; Blue Nile and Blue Nile Bridge; White Nile Bridge; Port Sudan: views of town; Mosque; Public garden; Wadi-Halfa: River view; street scene, Market, People: Battaheen Arabs; Man; Children

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Angelo H. Capato, Khartoum
D. P. Chryssides, Port Sudan
G.N. Morhig, English Pharmacy, Khartoum
Gordon Stationery, Khartoum
Lichtenstern & Harari, Cairo
M. Venieris, Khartoum
Sudan Railways
Sudan Times
Tropical Photo Stores, Karakashian Bris., Khartoum
Architecture, colonial
Bridges
Gardens
Indigenous peoples
Markets
Military facilities
Mosques
Rivers
Sudan
 

Series 26. Togo

Box 3, Folder 9

Togon.d.

Physical Description: 3 postcards

Scope and Content Note

3 postcards from Togo. 2 similar with image of beach and oil rigs. One of Beach Anecho

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Edition A.-A. Acelaise
Librairie M.-A. Mayoux
Photo G. Menant
Beaches, Togo, Description and travel
 

Series 27. Tunisia

Box 3, Folder 10

Tunis n.d.

Physical Description: 28 postcards

Scope and Content Note

These 28 postcards contain the following images of Tunis: Grande Mosque; marabout; artisanal boutiques; a cafe; prisoners wearing chains; Lycee Carnot; Cathedral; Palace of Justice; Post office, Marketplaces: Souk El Sekadjine (saddle-makers); Arab market; Arab coal market; Souk des Femmes; Souk El Attarine. Street scenes include: rue Sidi Ben Arous; rue des Etoffes; rue et Place Bab-Souika; rue Sidi ben Ziad; Ave. Jules Ferry; Le Square de la Residence; Place Anatole France, Avenue de Paris; Avenue Theodore Roustan; Rue du Pacha; Place des Selliers.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP
Edit. Victor et Sauveur Brami, Tunis
EMT, LL Lehnert & Landrock, Cairo
ND Phot. Photo-ateliers Baudouin, Marseille
Architecture, colonial
Cafes
Markets
Mosques
Post offices
Prisoners
Religious buildings
Street scenes
Tunisia
Box 3, Folder 11

Bizerte; Carthage; El Hamma; Kairouan; Korbous; Mahdia; Medinine; Sousse; Thuburbo-Majusn.d.

Physical Description: 15 postcards

Scope and Content Note

15 postcards from various cities in Tunisia: Bizerte: Vieux Port, Carthage: Basilica of St. Cyprian, El Hamma: indigenous house, Kairouan: rue Saussier; doughnut sellers; marabout, Korbous: view; Mahdia: Post office, Medenine: street scene; Sousse: view; cathedral; Hotel Boujaffar; Thubarbo-Portique des Petronii; Indigenous tent (goubi); notary in his study

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP, EMT Editions Glatigny, Tunis
Editions Photo-Africaine, Alger
LL Levy et Neurdein Reunis, Paris
Musee de Lavigerie, Carthage
ND Phot.
Archaeological sites
Harbors
Hotels
Indigenous peoples
Markets
Panoramic views
Post offices
Religious buildings
Street scenes
 

Series 28. Thematic

 

Subseries 1. Children

Box 3, Folder 12

n.d.

Physical Description: 30 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Postcards with images of children, mainly of North Africa and subsaharan Africa. Of note: some of the postcards seem to show erotic or homoerotic images. One postcard shows a young girl lying down with a sign in front of her wishing "Happy New Year, 1913"

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP
Cairo Postcard Trust, Cairo
Collection generale Fortier, Dakar
Collection L. Martin
Edition LY, Editions Hoa-Qui, Paris
Ern. Thill, Brussels
G.N. Morhig, Publisher, English Pharmacy, Khartoum
LL Lehnert & Landrock
Photo-Home, Leopoldville
Procure des Missions "Chine-Ceylan-Madagascar"
Societe des Missions Evangeliques, Paris
Africans
Arabs
Children
 

Subseries 2. Foods and Restaurants

Box 3, Folder 13

Desert scenes, oases, oueds, caravansn.d.

Physical Description: 50 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Postcards showing various views and activities in the Sahara Desert. Organized according to the following themes: dunes; caravans and camels; oeuds (springs in the desert); oasis; palm forests (palmeraies); seguias (desert rivers); marabouts

Subjects and Indexing Terms

A. Jouve, phot., Algiers
ADIA. Nice
Agenda P.L.M.
CAP Collection Ideale, P.S.
Edit. Aracil
Edit. Horizons de France
Edition Maurice Maure, Biskra
EMT Levy & Neurdein Reunis, Paris
LL ND Phot
Camels
Caravans
Deserts
Dunes
Indigenous peoples
Oases
Panoramic views
 

Subseries 3. Desert Scenes

Box 3, Folder 13

Food and restaurantsn.d.

Physical Description: 4 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Four postcards showing various "food scenes" in North Africa. Images include: Women making couscous; a "cafe maure"; a "cafe arabe"; an Arab restaurant

Subjects and Indexing Terms

LL Lichtenstern & Harari, Cairo
ND phot.
Cafes
Food
Restaurants
 

Subseries 4. Men and Occupations

Box 3, Folder 15

Men and occupationsn.d.

Physical Description: 24 postcards

Scope and Content Note

These postcards contain both "typical" images of men and images depicting various occupations. Most are from North Africa and Egypt. Images include: African warrior; an Arab sheik; rural Arabs; water porters from the M'zab and elsewhere; Sais; Arab merchants; lemonade sellers; donkey boys; olive oil mill; farmer; snake keepers; camel keepers; goat herders.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

A.C. Broggini, Milan and Cairo
Anciens Etab. Neurdein et Cie., Paris
CAP Collection Ideale P.S.
E. D'amico, editeur, Tunis
Lehnert & Landrock, Cairo
Levy Fils & Cie., Paris
Lichtenstern & Harari, Cairo
R. Prouho
Camels
Donkeys
Farmers
Goats
Indigenous peoples
Lemonade sellers
Men
Merchants
Snakes
Water carriers
 

Subseries 5. Missionaries

Box 3, Folder 16

Missionariesn.d.

Physical Description: 14 postcards

Scope and Content Note

These postcards were all published by missionary orders. Some depict the missionary work itself, while others show the terrain. From L'Oeuvre de la Propagation de la Foi: in the Canadian north; 2 young Eskimos; Hospital of the Soeurs de St-Joseph de l'Apparition in Mateur, Tunisia; Soeurs Bleues de Castres, Libreville, Congo; young Christian couples, Congo; meeting of 2 missionaries, Madagascar; class in orphanage, Asia; catechism, Oceania. Other images include: "virgin forest"; Mhonda waterfalls; coconut trees; travelling nuns; travelling missionaries; church in the wilderness.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Congregation des Filles de la Croix de Liege
Fides Photo.
Helio Braun, Paris
L'Oeuvre de la Propagation de la Foi, Paris
Missions des P.P. du Saint-Esprit
Phototype J. Bienaime, Reims
Societeit voor Afrikaansche Missien
Indigenous peoples
Missionaries
Religious
 

Subseries 6. Religion

Box 3, Folder 17

Religionn.d.

Physical Description: 22 postcards

Scope and Content Note

These postcards depict religious rituals, primarily in North Africa. Images include the following: crowds praying in the desert; evening prayers; solitary prayer in the desert; reading of the Koran; mosques; marabout (religious person) in the oasis; funeral rites.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP
Collection Ideale, P.S.
J. Geiser, Algiers
Imp. Adolphe Trinchant, Toulouse
LL ND Phot.
Camels
Desert
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Indigenous peoples
Mosques
Prayer
 

Subseries 7. Women

Box 3, Folder 18

Womenn.d.

Physical Description: 34 postcards

Scope and Content Note

These postcards depict women, individual or in groups, apparently with the intent of showing the exoticness of Arab and African women. Many images of veiled women, or of women in stages of undress. Also images of urban indigenous women in European dress. Several photos also depict women working - washing, grinding grain; dancing; cooking; and farming.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

CAP Collection Ideale, P.S., Algiers
Collection Z.F., Algiers
Congregation des Filles de la Croix de Liege
Edition "Au Chinois", Algiers
Edition Fr. Vester & Co., Jerusalem
Editions Photo-Africaines, Algiers
F. & L. Costa, Tunis
Isaac Behar, Port-Said
J. Geiser, Algiers
LL Lehnert & Landrock, Cairo
Les Redemptoristes en A.O.F., Paris
ND Phot. Neurdein et Cie., Paris
Arab women
Women
Families
 

Subseries 8. Europe

Box 3, Folder 19

Europen.d.

Physical Description: 6 postcards

Scope and Content Note

These 6 postcards show scenes of Europe (Belgium, England, France, Germany, Spain). Two especially are of interest: One showing a procession of Arab or South Asian men parading on horseback down a street that apppears to be in Europe (Paris?); one of a Somali mother and child on exhibit in a park in Germany.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Edition L. Duparque, Florenville (Belgium)
Lycee de St-Rambert
S. Koefman Tobacconist, Salisbury, England
V.B. Cumbo
Colonial power
Hotels
Parades and processions
Schools
Street scenes
 

Subseries 9. Ottoman Empire and Middle East

Box 3, Folder 20

Ottoman Empire, Balkans, and Middle Eastn.d.

Physical Description: 7 postcards

Scope and Content Note

These postcards are from several places in the Balkans, Ottoman Empire, and the Middle East. Ottoman Empire: Istanbul: panoramic views, Hagia Sofia Bosnia: Mostar, Syria: Aleppo: monastery of the praying dervishes, Afghanistan: caravan on its way to Peshawar, Pakistan, Crew of Arab ship (location unknown)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

K.G. Mehra & Sons, Peshawar
Meisenbach Riffarth & Co, Leipzig
Thacker & Co., Ltd.
Boats
Caravans
Mosques
Religious buildings
Street scenes
 

Subseries 10. Miscellaneous Geography and Subjects

Box 3, Folder 21

Miscellaneous geography and subjects, unidentified locationsn.d.

Physical Description: 14 postcards

Scope and Content Note

These postcards are from a variety of inadequately identified locations. Some locations, while noted, do not fit into present geographical categories. The subjects are as follows: Map of French West Africa; fishing boats on river; harbor; colonial street scenes; Zambesi: piano and seance; cotton cultivation; street with donkeys

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Imprimerie M. Lescuyer, Lyon
McCorquodale & Co., London
Phototypie J. Bienaime, Reims
Societe des Missions Evangeliques, Paris
Agriculture
Architecture, colonial
Harbors
Indigenous peoples
Maps
Rivers
Street scenes