This private website presents a big part of the estate of a French lieutenant who served in "French Sudan" between 1894 and 1898. The online collection comprises many pictures with caption, letters to his family, reports to his superiors and some more. The site was created by Abbbat's great-granddaughter. [editors ilissAfrica]
Man old and new photographs about Senegal (Dakar, regions, people, Saint-Louis, Île de Gorée, old colonial posters of exhibition etc of French West Africa, etc), old engravings, glass painting, architecture, stamps, bank notes and much more [editors ilissAfrica]
Ancient postcards from Burkina Faso, Cape Verde islands, former Dahomey, today Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal, Niger, Mali, photos from the visit of the 1908 visit of the French Minister for Colonies, colonial posters of exhibitions, old and current bank notes from Zimbabwe. Moreover, the site offers general infirmation on Africa's history, economy, Fauna, important persons and more. The information can also be browsed by country. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage about the French photographer and postcard publisher Edmond Fortier (1862-1928) who settled in Dakar as from 1900 and who then probably was one of the most famous and of the first photographers in former French West Africa (AOF territory). The site shows many of his pictures from different francophone West African countries shortly after 1900.
Also look for the book: David, Philippe, 1987: Inventaire général des cartes postales Fortier. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"Africa through a lens is a set of thousands of images taken from a broader photographic collection of Foreign and Commonwealth Office images, held at The National Archives. Starting with some ... early photographs from the 1860s, the images span over 100 years of African history. These images are now available, for the first time, to view online." ... [according to site editor’s information]
Gallica is the virtual library of the National Library of France. Through its African collection you have access to the accounts, photographs etc of travellers to / exploreres of Africa. The virtual library holds 900 text documents (partly whole books in full text), 30 journals, 80 maps, 20 hours auf audio material and 6,500 photographs. In the year 2002, furthermaterial was meant to be added. You have four possibilities of access: free search of the catalogue, browsing via geography, topic and journals.
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Virtual Library with a lot of full text documents (books, journals), photographs, drawings, engravings from / about lusophon African countries, mostly during colonial times. Some full texts are in English. [editors ilissAfrica]