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Guide to the Dese, Ethiopia photographs, 1935-1936

Abstract

Collection comprises 43 3.5 x 2.5 black-and-white photographs of Dese, Ethiopia, primarily featuring groups of people and local infrastructure. The photographer is unknown. Images include native tribunals and prisoners, the nobility, Coptic priests, water bearers, processions, a local calvary unit, a slave, roads, houses, fountains, wells, a Coptic school, and the local market, among others. There are handwritten captions and dates (including Roman numerals for the Fascist year) in Italian on the backs of the majority of the photographs; a one-page English translation for the captions is provided.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00306
Title
Dese, Ethiopia photographs
Date
1935-1936
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English and Italian

Collection Overview

Collection comprises 43 3.5 x 2.5 black-and-white photographs of Dese, Ethiopia, primarily featuring groups of people and local infrastructure. The photographer is unknown. Images include native tribunals and prisoners, the nobility, Coptic priests, water bearers, processions, a local calvary unit, a slave, roads, houses, fountains, wells, a Coptic school, and the local market, among others. There are handwritten captions and dates (including Roman numerals for the Fascist year) in Italian on the backs of the majority of the photographs; a one-page English translation for the captions is provided.

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Contents of the Collection

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Dese, Ethiopia, photographs, 1935-1936, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2008

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, February 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, February 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0072