London, South Kensington
11 May 2001
49 albumen prints. Circa 1880s. Varying sizes from 5½ x 4 in. (14 x 10.2 cm.) to 5 5/8 x 8 in. (14.3 x 20.2 cm.) or the reverse. The majority titled in French and/or signed/credited in the negative, each mounted one or two per page on thick cream card titled Album d'Afrique centrale and with linear gilt border, each with library stamps on the mount. (49)
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See: Monti, Africa Then, Photographs 1840-1918, p.163
Includes scenes of village life, individual and group portraits and river views. Richard Buchta was an amateur photographer who photographed in Sudan, Uganda and the Congo around 1880.
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