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Ethiopia, circa 1908-1949

Call Number: GEN MSS 1508, Series I

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs, photograph albums, and postcards documenting Adwa, Addis Ababa, Axum, Bishoftu, Dabat, Debre Tabor, Dessie, Dire Dawa, Lake Ashenge, and other locations in Ethiopia. Includes images of Ethiopian communities, Italian colonial troops, askari, colonial architecture, traditional housing, road construction, and the construction of fascist monuments.


  • circa 1908-1949

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Primarily in Italian, with some materials in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: This collection is open for research.


Material is arranged chronologically.

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