AFRICA - CONGO An unusual album comprising approximately 170 views of tree plantations in the Belgian Congo, and 30 actual samples of wood, [c.1925-1930]
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AFRICA - CONGO An unusual album comprising approximately 170 views of tree plantations in the Belgian Congo, and 30 actual samples of wood, [c.1925-1930]; and 2 boxes of negatives (3)
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AFRICA - CONGO
An unusual album comprising approximately 170 views of tree plantations in the Belgian Congo, and 30 actual samples of wood, all neatly captioned, loosely corner-mounted, images approximately 90 x 150mm., and smaller, contemporary cloth, defective, folio, [c.1925-1930]; and 2 boxes of glass negatives (3)

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  • An extensive archive of images depicting each aspect of the work undertaken at three tree plantations in the Belgian Congo; Yalusaka (102), Bosodoro (30), and Selenge (35) - overseers and labourers, the machinery, huts, etc. At the end are bound in 25 actual samples of wood with printed descriptions from a brochure entitled "Nos Bois Coloniaux" produced by the Comité National des Bois Coloniaux.
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