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A Guide to the Photographs of an Italian Military Doctor in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Italian Somaliland

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
April 2013


Descriptive Summary

Title: Photographs of an Italian Military Doctor in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Italian Somaliland
Dates: 1928-1940
Bulk dates: 1936-1938
Abstract: Photographs of an Italian military doctor in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Italian Somaliland. The photos are dated 1928-1940 but the majority are from 1936-1938.
Extent: 0.02 Linear feet. 1 folder.
Identification: MS Group 112 3/5
Language(s): Italian

Scope and Content

Collection of 54 photos from a doctor in the Italian military in Africa. The doctor is unidentified but possibly was a member of the fascist "Blackshirts" (Camicie Nere). The photos are dated 1928-1940 but the majority are from 1936-1938. All of the photos are described in Italian, but the handwriting is difficult to read. Places depicted include Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Italian Somaliland, Eritrea, Mogadishu, Dessie, Assab, and Asmara. A few show the military camp at Mai-Habar, and two of these include type-written descriptions on the versos. There are many photos of Italian soldiers, African people, buildings and cars. Although the photos span the Second Italo-Ethiopian War (1935-1936) there are no images depicting battles.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Photographs of an Italian Military Doctor in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Italian Somaliland, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 2012.


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Eritrea -- History
Eritrea -- Pictorial works
Ethiopia -- History
Ethiopia -- Pictorial works
Italian Somaliland -- History
Italian Somaliland -- Pictorial works
Italo Ethiopian War, 1935-1936
Italy -- Colonies -- Africa



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