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A Guide to the Faróis de Angola (Lighthouses of Angola) Photograph Album

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
September 2006


Descriptive Summary

Title: Faróis de Angola (Lighthouses of Angola) Photograph Album
Dates: 1937-1941
Abstract: Photographs taken in the 1930s and early 1940s of the lighthouses on the coast of Angola.
Extent: 0.03 Linear feet. 1 Album.
Identification: MS Group 202
Language(s): Portuguese

Scope and Content

Photographs taken in the 1930s and early 1940s of the lighthouses of Angola, a colony of Portugal at the time. The contents of the album are arranged in geographical order, from north to south. The first page has a photograph of two maps of the cost of Angola with the locations of the lighthouses marked on each. Although the majority of the photos show lighthouses, there are also photos of maritime buildings, wharfs, and ports. In addition to the photographs, the album contains typewritten documents describing each lighthouse. These descriptions, written in Portuguese, include information such as the longitude and latitude of the structure, the physical description of the area, dates, and specifications about the lights used and the fabrication of the structure. Although the creator of the album is not identified, it is possible that the album was produced by the Departamento Marítimo de Angola.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Faróis de Angola (Lighthouses of Angola) Photograph Album, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Donald Abraham as part of the Donald Abraham Collection.


Contents List

Volume
1 Photograph of a map of the cost of Angola (1937, 1941)
1 Edificio do Departamento Maritimo de Angola- one photograph.
1 Fabrica de Acetilene de Luanda- Five photographs of the structure and area.
1 Fabrica de Acetilene de Benguela- Eight photographs of the structure and area.
1 Farol de Landana- Located in the Cabinda Province, 55km North of Cabinda City; two photographs.
1 Farol de Cabinda- Four photographs.
1 Farol de Moita Seco- Located in the Zaire Province at entrance to the Congo River; three photographs.
1 Farolim da Ponta do Padrao- One photograph.
1 Farol da Cabeca de Cobra- Located in the Zaire Province; one photograph.
1 Farol do Ambrizete- Located in the Zaire Province; one photograph.
1 Farol do Ambriz- Locataed in the Bengo Province; two photographs.
1 Farol das Lagostas- Located in the Bengo Province; two photographs (one of an older lighthouse).
1 Boia n. 1 (Baia de Luanda) - One photograph of a buoy
1 Farolim da Ponta da Ilha (Luanda)- One photograph.
1 Boia do Canal do Porto de Luanda- Located in the Port of Luanda; one photograph.
1 Farolim da Mae Isabel- One photograph.
1 Farolins Palpitantes da Ponte - Cais de Luanda- One photograph.
1 Farol das Palmeirinhas- Located in the Bengo Province south of Luanda; four photographs (featuring old and new structures).
1 Farol do Cabo Ledo- Located in the Bengo Province south of Luanda; five photographs.
1 Farol do Cabo das 3 Pontas- Located in the Zwanza Sul Province, northwest of Porto Amboim; five photographs.
1 Farol de Porto Amboim- Located in the Zwanza Sul Province southwest of the Port of Amboim; two photographs.
1 Farolim do Cambiri- One photograph.
1 Farol de Novo Redondo- Located in the Zwanza Sul Province near Sumbe; two photographs.
1 Farol do Quicombo- Located in the Zwanza Sul Province, south of Sumbe; four photographs.
1 Farol do Lobito- Located in the Bengula Province near the Port of Lobito; two photographs (featuring old and new structure).
1 Farolins Palpitantes Da Ponte- Cais do Lobito- "Baia de Lobito"- One photograph of the wharf.
1 Farolim da Restinga do Lobito- Located in the Bengula Province; three photographs.
1 Farol do Sombreiro- Located on the west side of the Baia de Benguela; six photographs (featuring old and new structures).
1 Farolins de Enfiamento de Benguela- Located in the Benguela Province, part of a fort; two photographs.
1 Farolins Palpitantes Da Ponte- Cais de Benguela- "Baia de Benguela"- one photograph of the wharf.
1 Farol das Salinas- Located in the Bengula Province, southwest of Benguela; four photographs (featuring old and new structures).
1 Farol de Santa Maria- Located in the Bengula Province; seven photographs.
1 Capitania do Porto de Mossamedes- One photograph.
1 Farol de Santa Marta- Located in the Namibe Province west of Lucira; five photographs.
1 Farol da Ponta Grossa- Located in the Namibe Province northwest of Bentiaba; four photographs.
1 Farol do Giraul- Located in the Namibe Province; six photographs.
1 Farolim de Sao Fernando- Located in the Namibe Province; three photographs.
1 Farolim da Ponta Batemann- Four photographs.
1 Farol da Ponta Albina- Located in the Namibe Province southwest of Tombua; seven photographs.
1 Farolim do Leao- Three photographs.
1 Farol da Baia dos Tigres- Located in the Namibe Province at the westernmost point of Angola; four photographs (featuring old and new structures).
1 Four miscellaneous photographs showing lighthouse exteriors and interiors, lighthouse keepers, and the coast.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Angola -- History -- 1885-1961.
Angola -- Pictorial works.
Angola. Departamento Marítimo.
Lighthouses -- Angola -- Pictorial works.
Portugal -- Colonies -- Africa -- Pictorial works.



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