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African photograph album: Senegal (Dakar) /French West Africa, circa 1936-1937
Bernath Mss 407
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Title:

African photograph album: Senegal (Dakar) /French West Africa, circa 1936-1937

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Album of a trade fair from French West Africa (mainly Dakar in present-day Senegal). Full list of captions (in French) with album and in CF. "Foire expostion de l' A.O.F." (caption on first photo). A.O.F. most likely represents the acronym for Afrique Occidental Française, a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Dahomey (now Benin) and Niger. The federation existed from 1895 until 1960. Derived from dealer description: Dakar 1936 – 1937." 64 silver gelatin prints, all with typescript description below and one large aerial photograph of the fair. Total of 65 photographs, all with blind stamp: "Photographe O. Lataque Dakar Senegal." (Oscar Lataque was a noted French photographer.)

Date:

1936 (issued)

Note:

The collection is open for research.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], African photograph album: Senegal (Dakar) /French West Africa, Bernath Mss 407. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Physical Description:

0.2 linear feet

Language:

English

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Origin:

No place, unknown, or undetermined

Copyright Note:

The collection is open for research.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.