Bongo man

Bongo man
82 x 82 mm | Lantern slide glass
82 x 82 mm
Date of Print:
Previous Other Number:
V.b.40 (138, 139)

Accession Number:
A physical anthropology composite image of the profile and full face of a Bongo man, probably photographed during the Seligman's first expedition in 1909-10. This man was probably encountered whilst visiting the Nile region since the Seligman's did not visit Bongo country in Bahr el Ghazal province.
Charles Gabriel Seligman
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan]
PRM Source:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Donated 1967
Other Owners:
C. G. Seligman slide collection
Physical Anthropology
Manual Catalogue in Related Documents File
Primary Documentation:
Accession Book Entry - [1967.26] THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE, HOUGHTON STREET, ALDWYCH, LONDON, W.C.E. PER MR ANTHONY FORGE - SUDAN. Box containing 309 lantern slides (3 1/4” x 3 1/4”) made from photographs taken by the late Professor C. G. SELIGMAN in various parts of the SUDAN. All slides numbered and labelled. Catalogue in file (“Seligman Slide Collection”). Additional Accession Book Entry - [in pencil] 18 Parks Rd.

Manual catalogue entry (thermofax catalogue copy in folder '27-06 Seligman Slide Collection') - "V.b.40. Bongo. (138 and 139)" Additional ms ink note (1967) - "spots on slide"

Note on lantern slide ms ink - "V.b.40. Sudan. Bongo. CGS. 138 & 139. C.I. 76 N.I. 93 F.I. 75 Ht. 1726"

Other Information:
Suggested dates for the images are based upon a summary of the Seligman diary entries compiled by Dr Fran Larson in the related documents file. [Chris Morton 1/10/2004]
Christopher Morton [5/10/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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