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    Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Mikeno, and Mount Karisimbi, Virunga Mountains, Congo (Democratic Republic), [negative].
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    Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Mikeno, and Mount Karisimbi, Virunga Mountains, Congo (Democratic Republic), [negative].
    Contained in: 
    Eliot Elisofon Field photographs, 1942-1972
    Phy. Description: 
    photographic negative b&w; 35mm.
    Digital Reference: 
    The Virunga Mountains are a chain of volcanoes in East Africa, along the northern border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. The mountain range is a branch of the Albertine Rift, a part of the Great Rift Valley. They are located between Lake Edward and Lake Kivu. The mountain range consists of eight major volcanoes. Most of them are dormant, except Mount Nyiragongo (3,462 m) and Mount Nyamuragira (3,063 m) in the Congo. These volcanoes erupted most recently in 2006. Mount Karisimbi (4,507 m) is the highest volcano, followed closely by Mount Mikeno (4,437 m). The oldest mountain is Mount Sabinyo (3,634 m). This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
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    Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
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    The Elisofon black-and-white negatives are currently in the process of digitization and many are unavailable for reproduction. If the catalogue record has a thumbnail image attached, please contact the Archives staff for access at <>.
    Natural landscapes
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Congo (Democratic Republic)
    Form / Genre: 
    Black-and-white negatives
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20560-0708
    Local Number: 
    EEPA EENG 07656
    EENG-VI-1, 33.
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