Africa (sub-Saharan), especially former French West Africa, French Central Africa, East Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and southern Africa
Casimir Zagourski, Herbert Lang, Ernest Thill, Nels, G. Lerat, Peter Freres, Rene Moreau, Aquiar Brothers, Lisk-Carew Brothers, A. Albaret,Epstein, Sallo and Co., Fortier, Angus Buchanan, and many others. Subjects include ethnographic, geographic, historical, political, prominent political figures, architecture, ceremonies, etc.
Photographs in the African Collection are rich in historical, political, ethnographic, and geographic information. Most cover South African history, such as diaries with photographs from the time of the Boer War. Many of the photographs throughout the collection are unique.
Materials are located in several Yale repositories, including:
Department of Manuscripts and Archives
African Postcard Collection
Boer War albums
Brian DuToit Collection
Ethiopia Propaganda Collection
Rights and Wrongs Collection
S.A. Now Collection
S.A. Historical Collection
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Land of Zenj Collection (distinctive for its original materials on the German occupation of East Africa)