|The American Museum of Natural History has a fantastic searchable visual database of it's |
African ethnographic collection. If you've never seen their website I recommend checking it out!
African Ethnographic Collection at the Museum dates to 1869, the year the Museum was
founded. The earliest collections were donated by or bought from missionaries; some material
was obtained from European museums, auction houses, or received as gifts. At the end of the
nineteenth century many explorers and travelers brought objects from Africa that were
acquired by the Museum. The African collection is extensive in terms of geographic coverage.
It includes North Africa, West Africa, and Madagascar, although its greatest concentration of
material is from central and southern Africa. The entire collection with over 37,000 objects is
Some additional resources on their website that are definitely worth checking out:
Collection History | Research and Projects | Photographs from Congo Expedition
| Library's Congo Website