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AMNH White Rhinoceros Diorama

White or square-lipped rhinoceros, African Congo.

Akeley Memorial Hall of African Mammals.

35mm color slide, #108

AMNH Library - Special Collections

Forest Elephants

Carroll, Dr. Richard W.

Forest elephant in bai.

Dzangha-Sangha, Dec. 1, 1992.

World Wildlife Foundation.

view

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

The post of Medje…[with view of Lang’s large format camera and tripod].

April, 1914(?).

Glass stereoscopic view. 7 x 13 cm.

AMNH Library - Special Collections

H.M.				Stanley

ca. 1903.

Picture Collection, The Branch Libraries, The New York Public Library

AMNH Okapi diorama

Okapi group, rain forest of African Congo.

Akeley Memorial Hall of African Mammals.

35mm color slide, #1709

AMNH Library - Special Collections

Belgian Congo stamp with image of H.M. Stanley

Silver gelatin copy print of postage stamp from Belgian Congo, 1953.

Picture Collection, The Branch Libraries, The New York Public Library

Great Fish Owl, AMNH # 227012

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Great Fish Owl, from live specimen.

Avakubi, Congo Belge. Aug. 21, 1914.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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Portrait of H. Lang and J. Chapin

James Chapin and Herbert Lang, unknown

Young Chapin on S.S. Leopoldville, AMNH # 1121298

Photographer unknown.

[James Chapin on S.S. Leopoldville.]

June 1909.

AMNH Library - Special Collections

Commercial Logging

Carroll, Dr. Richard W.

Commercial logging, road clearing.

July 1, 1985.

World Wildlife Foundation.

print of Pheidole species

Pheidole species.

Lantern slide.

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Harvard University

AMNH lantern slide: Lang with Rhino

Photographer unknown.

[Herbert Lang]

Lantern slide from negative #104894.

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Lang with Cub, AMNH # 2A9923

Photographer unknown.

[Lang holding lion cub.]

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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AMNH Lantern Slide,
 Lang and Chapin in Babeyru, 1914

Photographer unknown.

[Lang, Chapin and unidentified companion at Rehfuhs.]

Babeyru. 1914.

Lantern slide from negative #227163.

AMNH Library - Special Collections

Habitat of the 			Okapi

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Habitat of the Okapi - a brook which some Okapis often traversed.

Niapu, Congo Belge. Jan. 1914.

Glass plate negative, 5 x 7 in.

AMNH Library - Special Collections

watercolor, Hypsignathus monstrosus.</p><p>
            Avakubi. Mar 06, 1914.

Chapin, James (1889-1964)

Hypsignathus monstrosus.

Avakubi. Mar 06, 1914.

Watercolor.

AMNH Department of Ornithology

Niapu, Congo Belge. Nov. 8, 1913

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Habitat of the Okapi- one of the larger forest brooks at the height of the rainy (season).

Niapu, Congo Belge. Nov. 8, 1913.

Glass plate negative, 5 x 7 in.

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Akenge, Congo Belge Oct. 15, 1913

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Okapia johnstoni. Okapi male. Total side view, with Abawa- an Avingura [Avungara], and an excellent hunter.

Akenge, Congo Belge Oct. 15, 1913.

Glass plate negative, 5 x 7 in.

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Okondo, King of Mangbetu

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Okondo, King of Mangbetu.

Okondo's Village, Congo Belge. Dec. 1910.

Glass plate negative, 5 x 7 in.

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Okapi drawing, 1901

The Okapi; The Newly discovered beast living in central Africa. By Sir Harry H. Johnston, K.C.B. Plate I, page 660: The Okapi (Okapia Johnstoni) reproduced from the Proceedings of the Zoological Society, London, 1901, Vol. 2.

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

Washington, Government Printing Office. 1902.

Index, col. illus. 782pp.

AMNH # 112197, Trial Photograph, 1909

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Some of the secret society of the "Amjota", (Leopards), before the judge, (Altdorger). At

the left are the 4 delinquents, who are believed to have killed several people. At the right, the chief of the village stands, with his interpreter. At the left of the table, is the court interpreter. Behind the table is Judge Altdorfer.

Avakubi, Congo Belge. Oct. 29, 1909.

Glass plate negative, 5 x 7 in.

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T.Roosevelt in Africa, 1921

Photographer unknown.

The Roosevelt party outside tent.

Africa. Oct. 1921.

Silver gelatin photograph #243385.

AMNH Library - Special Collections.

AMNH # 112248, Caravan of porters in Pawa, 1910

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

The caravan of the Congo Expedition. In the centre of the picture are 15 of the native assistants - 140 men in all.

Pawa, Congo Belge. Oct. 21, 1910.

Glass plate negative, 5 x 7 in.

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AMNH # 275965, Aerial View of Leopoldville, 1931

Photographer unknown.

Airplane view of Leopoldville.

Nov. 1931.

Silver gelatin photograph #275965.

AMNH Library - Special Collections.

AMNH # 221243, Caravan of porters holding Elephant tusks

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

A caravan with tusks of Elephants from the Haut Ituri.. There are 97 tusks in the caravan.

Avakubi, Congo Belge. Nov. 17, 1909.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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Portrait of Herbert Lang

Photographer unknown.

[Portrait of Herbert Lang.] ca. 1908.

Toned silver gelatin photograph.

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AMNH # 221276, Two men with Leopard

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Panthera pardus. Leopard, male, shot by a Pygmy, with an arrow in the heart. The two men are Pygmies.

Medje, Congo Belge, Gamangui. Feb. 6, 1910.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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Portrait of James Chapin

Photographer unknown.

[Portrait of James Chapin.] ca. 1908.

Toned silver gelatin photograph.

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AMNH # 221434, Rhinoceros in field

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Wounded Rhinoceros, young male.

Near Vankerckhovenville, Congo Belge. [Apr. 1912?]

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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AMNH # 36617, Chapin painting a lizard

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

[Chapin painting a watercolor of lizard, with detail of lizard.]

Glass plate negative, 5 x 7 in.

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AMNH # 221641, Near Faradje, Congo Belge. Jan. 1912.

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Habitat of Rhinoceros simus - accessories for group. Clearing made for our camp, when

collecting accessories. Some of loads in foreground.

Near Faradje, Congo Belge. Jan. 1912.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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AMNH # 111651, Azande Porters with loads on their heads.

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Azande porter with loads. The skin is put on for protection against the high grass.

Faradje, Congo Belge. Sept.1912.

Glass plate negative, 5 x 7 in.

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AMNH # 221857, Chimpanzee

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Pan troglodytes. Chimpanzee, male. Head.

Niapu, Congo Belge. Nov. 12, 1913.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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AMNH Diorama, White Rhinoceros )Ceratotherium simm cottoni)

White or Square-mouthed Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simm cottoni)

Akeley Hall of African Mammals

Logan, Rota, May, 1950.

Silver gelatin photograph #123650.

AMNH Library - Special Collections.

AMNH #222309, Family of Hedgehogs

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Atelerix albiventris. Family of hedgehogs, unrolled.

Faradje, Congo Belge. Mar. 22, 1911.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

AMNH Library - Special Collections

AMNH diorama, (Okapia johnstoni)

Okapia johnstoni [Okapi]

Akeley Hall of African Mammals

Taken by: Charles Coles and Thane Bierwert

June 1938

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AMNH # 222455, Army Ants, Congo Belge

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Army Ants, showing the enormous masses that cover the larvae between the leaves of a

Pinapple(sic) plant and grass.

Avakubi, Congo Belge. Sept. 30, 1909.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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AMNH # 221847, Chimpanzee, female

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Pan troglodytes. Chimpanzee, female. Portrait 3/4 view.

Faradje, Conge Belge. Apr. 3, 1911.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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AMNH # 223009, Young kingfishers with Chapin in frame

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Young Kingfishers.

Faradje, Congo Belge . Mar. 31, 1911.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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King Leopold II of Belgium, 1900, NYPL

Leopold II, King of the Belgians.

Halftone from a photograph by Russell and Sons, London.

1900.

Picture Collection, The Branch Libraries, The New York Public Library

AMNH # 223184, Large White-bellied Swift

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Large White-bellied Swift.

Faradje, Congo Belge. Dec. 24, 1912.

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J. Chapin watercolor of Machaerhamphus alcinus anderssoni

Chapin, James (1889-1964)

Machaerhamphus alcinus anderssoni.

Avakubi, Oct. 6, 1913.

Watercolor.

AMNH Department of Ornithology

Field notebook page with sketch by J. Chapin

Chapin, James (1889-1964)

Birds 7

Avakubi, April 11, 1914

Congo Expedition Field Notebook

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J. Chapin watercolor of Guttera plumifera schubotzi

Chapin, James (1889-1964)

Guttera plumifera schubotzi.

Medje, Sept. 7, 1910.

Watercolor.

AMNH Department of Ornithology

AMNH # 224491, Mabutu man playing instrument

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Mabutu man, playing a "Engombi", a musical instrument. Played by hitting the string

with stiff fiber. The thumb of the left hand touches the strings, and thus changes the sounds.

Medje, Congo Belge. Apr. 1914.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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J. Chapin watercolor of Campethera punctuligera balia

Chapin, James (1889-1964)

Campethera punctuligera balia.

Faradje, Oct. 18, 1911.

Watercolor.

AMNH Department of Ornithology

AMNH # 224493, Medje man with Egnoro instrument

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Tribe Medje. A sort of rasping instrument, "Egnoro", (to) propitiate the bad spirits of

the forest, and to insure success in hunting, during the dances especially performed to insure success.

Medje, Congo Belge . Apr. 1914.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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J. Chapin watercolor of fish, unidentified

Chapin, James (1889-1964)

Unidentified fish.

Location, date unknown.

Watercolor.

AMNH Department of Ornithology

AMNH # 226863, Above Coquilhatville, Congo Belge

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Above Coquilhatville, Congo Belge.

July 21, 1909.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

AMNH Library - Special Collections

J. Chapin Watercolor, Gnathonemus rhynchophorus

Chapin, James (1889-1964)

Gnathonemus rhynchophorus.

Avakubi, Dec. 23, 1913.

Watercolor.

AMNH Department of Ornithology

AMNH # 227006, Young Tigrornis

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Young Tigrornis, male. From a live specimen.

Niapu, Congo Belge. Dec. 7, 1913.

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

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AMNH # 1316, Stereoscopic negative, Post of Medje

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

[The post of Medje.]

April 1914.

Glass stereoscopic negative, 7 x 13 cm.

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AMNH # 227040,  Porters emerging from the dense forest

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

The porters emerging from the dense forest.

Boyulu, Congo Belge. Sept. 22, 1909

Glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

AMNH Library - Special Collections

AMNH # 360, Stereographic image, Near Rungu, June 1913

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Mangbetu, hut of Kaphiashalks Niapu’s village.

Near Rungu. June 1913.

Glass stereoscopic negative, 7 x 13 cm.

AMNH Library - Special Collections

Bongo, Dzangha-Sangha

Carroll, Dr. Richard W.

Bongo.

Dzangha-Sangha, June 1, 1994.

World Wildlife Foundation.

AMNH # 469, Mangbetu houses

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Designs of Mangbetu houses.

Niangara. Dec. 1910.

Print from stereoscopic negative, 7 x 13 cm.

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Watercolors by James Chapin

Chapin, James (1889-1964)

Ophiocephallus obscuras

Mastacembellus congius

Polypterus ornatirainnis.

Watercolor.

AMNH Department of Ornithology.

AMNH # 397, Niangara, Old man working

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Old man working on a large band.

Niangara(?). n.d.

Print from stereoscopic negative, 7 x 13 cm.

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Vintage print of Chapin in field

[Lang, Herbert] (1879-1957)

Silver gelatin photograph

AMNH Department of Ornithology.

AMNH # 506, 507, Medje house decoration

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Medje Mangbetu , decoration of a hut.

North Nala. Oct. 1910.

Print from stereoscopic negative, 7 x 13 cm.

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Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

[Gracery?] with native drawings representing a white man

eating with a soldier on guard.

Near Dungu (west). Jan 21, 1910.

Print from stereoscopic negative, 7 x 13 cm.

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James Chapin

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

[James Chapin.]

Faradje.

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AMNH # 1036, Abarambo dance

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

Abarambo dance Mansali only women.

Poko. Aug. 1913.

Glass stereoscopic negative, 7 x 13 cm.

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J. Chapin in Niangara

Lang, Herbert (1879-1957)

[James Chapin.]

Niangara.

AMNH Library - Special Collections

James Chapin watercolor of bat

Chapin, James (1889-1964)

Watercolor.

AMNH Department of Ornithology.

Page from Chapin's personal diaries

Chapin, James (1889-1964)

Personal Diaries

May 8, 1909 – July 17, 1909

Congo Expedition Notebook

AMNH Library - Special Collections

Page from Chapin's personal diaries

Chapin, James (1889-1964)

Personal Diaries

May 8, 1909 – July 17, 1909

Congo Expedition Notebook

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AMNH # 36872, Mangbetu knives

Mangbetu Knives of Iron

Kay C. Lenskjold

Silver gelatin photograph #36872

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AMNH # 329517, Black-collared love bird

Black-collared Love bird

Rota, 1963.

Silver gelatin photograph #329517.

AMNH Library - Special Collections.