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Riverport facilities, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"The state-owned company that dominates river transport in Zaire, ONATRA was known as the Office d'Exploitation des Transports Coloniaux during colonial times. It was created in 1935 as a government-sponsored agency to operate river and seaport facilities and to control all water transport in the colony except that of the Upper Zaire River and Lake Tanganyika. It was renamed OTRACO at independence. At its peak in 1972, ONATRA operated 700 barges, 100 tugboats, and 40 other vessels on Zaire's principal waterways." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.

Congo's major ocean port, Matadi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"Zaire's major ocean port, matadi is lying 200kms up the Zaire River from the Atlantic Ocean. It is the major shipment points for goods travelling by rail to Kinshasa. As such, it is the linchpin of Zaire's internal transportation network." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.

Congo's major ocean port, Matadi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"Zaire's major ocean port, matadi is lying 200kms up the Zaire River from the Atlantic Ocean. It is the major shipment points for goods travelling by rail to Kinshasa. As such, it is the linchpin of Zaire's internal transportation network." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.

Congo's major ocean port, Matadi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"Zaire's major ocean port, matadi is lying 200kms up the Zaire River from the Atlantic Ocean. It is the major shipment points for goods travelling by rail to Kinshasa. As such, it is the linchpin of Zaire's internal transportation network." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.

Congo's major ocean port, Matadi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"Zaire's major ocean port, matadi is lying 200kms up the Zaire River from the Atlantic Ocean. It is the major shipment points for goods travelling by rail to Kinshasa. As such, it is the linchpin of Zaire's internal transportation network." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.

Workers camp at hydroelectrical complex, Inga, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

A bend in the lower Congo river allows for construction of dams in stages without diverting the river. The first phase of the complex, called Inga I and containing six turbines was completed in 1972. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.

Workers camp at hydroelectrical complex, Inga, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

A bend in the lower Congo river allows for construction of dams in stages without diverting the river. The first phase of the complex, called Inga I and containing six turbines was completed in 1972. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.

Oil refinery, Kitombe, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"Despite exploration that began during the colonial era, there was no petroleum production until 1975, when significant deposits discovered offshore in 1970 and 1972 began to be exploited. A refinery was built with Italian participation in 1968 to process imported oil. The plant has a refining capacity of 17,000 barrels per day." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.

Oil refinery, Kitombe, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"Despite exploration that began during the colonial era, there was no petroleum production until 1975, when significant deposits discovered offshore in 1970 and 1972 began to be exploited. A refinery was built with Italian participation in 1968 to process imported oil. The plant has a refining capacity of 17,000 barrels per day." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.

Oil refinery, Kitombe, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"Despite exploration that began during the colonial era, there was no petroleum production until 1975, when significant deposits discovered offshore in 1970 and 1972 began to be exploited. A refinery was built with Italian participation in 1968 to process imported oil. The plant has a refining capacity of 17,000 barrels per day." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.

The Emir of Katsina, Sir Alhaji Usman Nagogo, holding a morning greeting ceremony, Katsina, Nigeria. [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"Particular styles of turbans or particular textiles or colors may be reserved for specific occasions or for different segments of the aristocracy or their retainers. In the northern emirates, the turban is a central symbol of political authority. For secular political events, emirs and other elites prefer dark indigo-blue turbans; for example, when receiving official visitors, attending installation ceremonies and for equestrian displays." [Arnoldi M., 1995: Wrapping the Head, Crowning Achievements, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.

Oil refinery, Kitombe, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"Despite exploration that began during the colonial era, there was no petroleum production until 1975, when significant deposits discovered offshore in 1970 and 1972 began to be exploited. A refinery was built with Italian participation in 1968 to process imported oil. The plant has a refining capacity of 17,000 barrels per day." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.

Smelting center comprising water jacketed furnaces and reverberatory furnace, Lubumbashi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"A company town dominated by the mining industry, Lubumbashi is an administrative urban sub-region, lying on the Shaba high plateau. Open-pit and underground mines operate around the city as well as refineries that produce semirefined, and pure copper, rolled and wire copper products, as well as by-products of copper ore." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. During his trip to Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.

Smelting center comprising water jacketed furnaces and reverberatory furnace, Lubumbashi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"A company town dominated by the mining industry, Lubumbashi is an administrative urban sub-region, lying on the Shaba high plateau. Open-pit and underground mines operate around the city as well as refineries that produce semirefined, and pure copper, rolled and wire copper products, as well as by-products of copper ore." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. During his trip to Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.

Smelting center comprising water jacketed furnaces and reverberatory furnace, Lubumbashi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"A company town dominated by the mining industry, Lubumbashi is an administrative urban sub-region, lying on the Shaba high plateau. Open-pit and underground mines operate around the city as well as refineries that produce semirefined, and pure copper, rolled and wire copper products, as well as by-products of copper ore." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. During his trip to Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.

Gecamines copper smelter operation, Lubumbashi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.

Gecamines copper smelter operation, Lubumbashi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.

Gecamines copper smelter operation, Lubumbashi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.

Gecamines copper smelter operation, Lubumbashi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.

The Emir of Katsina, Sir Alhaji Usman Nagogo, holding a morning greeting ceremony, Katsina, Nigeria. [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

"Particular styles of turbans or particular textiles or colors may be reserved for specific occasions or for different segments of the aristocracy or their retainers. In the northern emirates, the turban is a central symbol of political authority. For secular political events, emirs and other elites prefer dark indigo-blue turbans; for example, when receiving official visitors, attending installation ceremonies and for equestrian displays." [Arnoldi M., 1995: Wrapping the Head, Crowning Achievements, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.

Gecamines copper smelter operation, Lubumbashi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.

Metalkat plant, Kolwezi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

The photograph depicts the making of zinc lingots with the ore coming from the Kipushi mine. "An urban sub-region in southern Katanga, Kolwezi lies on a particularly rich lode of minerals, including copper and cobalt, along the northwestern edge of the Zambian Copper Belt between Lubumbashi and Dilolo. Most of the industry in Kolwezi is related to the mining operations, including a series of hydroelectric installations outside the city and a railroad depot on the line that links Lubumbashi with the Benguela Railway." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.

Metalkat plant, Kolwezi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

The photograph depicts the making of zinc lingots with the ore coming from the Kipushi mine. "An urban sub-region in southern Katanga, Kolwezi lies on a particularly rich lode of minerals, including copper and cobalt, along the northwestern edge of the Zambian Copper Belt between Lubumbashi and Dilolo. Most of the industry in Kolwezi is related to the mining operations, including a series of hydroelectric installations outside the city and a railroad depot on the line that links Lubumbashi with the Benguela Railway." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.

Metalkat plant, Kolwezi, Congo (Democratic Republic), [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.

The photograph depicts the making of zinc lingots with the ore coming from the Kipushi mine. "An urban sub-region in southern Katanga, Kolwezi lies on a particularly rich lode of minerals, including copper and cobalt, along the northwestern edge of the Zambian Copper Belt between Lubumbashi and Dilolo. Most of the industry in Kolwezi is related to the mining operations, including a series of hydroelectric installations outside the city and a railroad depot on the line that links Lubumbashi with the Benguela Railway." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
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