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Gabon Collection

Background imageGabon Collection: Mary Henrietta Kingsley, traveller and writer

Mary Henrietta Kingsley, traveller and writer, in her canoe on the Ogooue (Ogowe) River in Gabon, West Central Africa, in 1896

Background imageGabon Collection: People outside beach huts, Cayeux, France

People outside beach huts, Cayeux, France
People outside their beach huts at Cayeux-sur-Mer, northern France, on a sunny day. Date: 1929

Background imageGabon Collection: Gulfstream III TR-KHC

Gulfstream III TR-KHC (msn 326) of the Republique Gabonaise (Gabon Government). Date: circa 1990

Background imageGabon Collection: Africa. Catholic Mission in Gabon

Africa. Catholic Mission in Gabon
History of Africa. 19th century. Catholic Mission in Gabon. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageGabon Collection: Africa. Congo. Man of the Bateke tribe (High Alima)

Africa. Congo. Man of the Bateke tribe (High Alima)
History of Africa. 19th century. Man from the Bateke tribe (upper course of the Alima River). Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageGabon Collection: Okuyi Mask (mask of ancestors). Punu Art (Bapunu)

Okuyi Mask (mask of ancestors). Punu Art (Bapunu) from Gabon. They embody the spirits of the deceased, in the mourning ceremonies

Background imageGabon Collection: Schweitzer Albert 1875 1965 Franco French German

Schweitzer Albert 1875 1965 Franco French German
schweitzer, albert, 1875, 1965, franco, french, german, alsatian, theology, theologian, organist, philosophy, philosopher, doctor, medical, physician, hospital, founded, lambarene, equatorial

Background imageGabon Collection: Boeing 747-2Q2BM F-ODJG

Boeing 747-2Q2BM F-ODJG President Leon Mba (msn 21468, line number 324), of Air Gabon, at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. Date: circa 1995

Background imageGabon Collection: Scadoxus cinnabarinus from Gabon, Africa

Scadoxus cinnabarinus from Gabon, Africa (Haemanthus cinnabarinus). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageGabon Collection: EUROPEANS IN GABON

EUROPEANS IN GABON
A European trading settlement in Gabon Date: circa 1875

Background imageGabon Collection: Plantation at Lake Caijo, French Congo

Plantation at Lake Caijo, French Congo
Group of people standing and crouching on a path next to a palm tree with the irrigation system at a plantation at Lake Caijo in French Congo

Background imageGabon Collection: Old Chief of the French Congo

Old Chief of the French Congo
Elderly Chief of the Bacouli Tribe in the French Congo (the present-day area of the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and the Central African Republic). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGabon Collection: Girl from Gabon, Africa

Girl from Gabon, Africa
Striking young woman from Gabon, Africa. She displayes traditional body scarification on the upper section of her right arm, close to the shoulder

Background imageGabon Collection: Camp of a European mission doctor in French Congo

Camp of a European mission doctor in French Congo, a colony comprising territory of present-day Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and the Central African Republic. Date: circa 1910

Background imageGabon Collection: Shores of Lake Caijo, French Congo

Shores of Lake Caijo, French Congo
A peculiar palm tree parts the view on the shores of a quiet Lake Caijo with local fishermen at work, French Congo. French Congo was a colony comprising territories of the present-day Republic of

Background imageGabon Collection: Fokker F28 2000-Air Gabon

Fokker F28 2000-Air Gabon

Background imageGabon Collection: Figure of the reliquary Bwete or Bwitti (Gabon)

Figure of the reliquary Bwete or Bwitti (Gabon). The Mahongwe practice an ancestor cult (bwiti or bwete) that was at the center of a system of beliefs and rites

Background imageGabon Collection: Reliquary Guardian Figure (ethnicity Kota or Bakota

Reliquary Guardian Figure (ethnicity Kota or Bakota, Fang). They protect the relics of the ancestors and are helpful to communicate with their gods and to curse their wives in case of infidelity

Background imageGabon Collection: Reliquary Guardian Figure (ethnicity Kota, Fang)

Reliquary Guardian Figure (ethnicity Kota, Fang). They protect the relics of the ancestors and are helpful to communicate with their gods and to curse their wives in case of infidelity. African art

Background imageGabon Collection: Gabon - Africa - Woman with Scarification

Gabon - Africa - Woman with Scarification
A Woman from Sibiti, Gabon - part of the Bakota (or Kota) - a Bantu ethnic group from the northeastern region of the country

Background imageGabon Collection: Gabon Lambarene

Gabon Lambarene
American mission on the Ogoway, between Njole and Lambarene

Background imageGabon Collection: Gabon, Africa - Domesticated Zebra and two colonials

Gabon, Africa - Domesticated Zebra and two colonials
Gabon, Africa - Domesticated Zebra (seemingly used for pulling a carriage) and two colonials! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGabon Collection: Pahouin man from Gabon, Central Africa

Pahouin man from Gabon, Central Africa. circa 1910s

Background imageGabon Collection: Gabon, Africa - The arrival of a European into the village

Gabon, Africa - The arrival of a European into the village
Gabon, Africa (at this time one of the four territories of French Equatorial Africa) - The arrival of a European into the village

Background imageGabon Collection: Racial / W Africa / Gabon

Racial / W Africa / Gabon
A Bakalai woman and two children of Gabon, West Africa

Background imageGabon Collection: Gabon / Village C1870

Gabon / Village C1870
Gabon, West Africa: a Pahouin village

Background imageGabon Collection: Gabon Village

Gabon Village
Its washing day in this Gabon village, in west equatorial Africa. The huts are more like American log cabins than the round thatched huts of more southerly African folk

Background imageGabon Collection: Gabon Trading Post

Gabon Trading Post
The French tricouleur flies proudly over a factory at Glass

Background imageGabon Collection: Gabon Chinchona

Gabon Chinchona
General view

Background imageGabon Collection: Gabon / Settlement C1875

Gabon / Settlement C1875
Gabon, West Africa: a European trading settlement


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