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Fleuve Congo, Brazzaville

Fleuve Congo, Brazzaville

Visit the Congo Poster, paper, halftone  Published by the Office du tourisme du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, c. 1955.    Private collection. In the 1950s, the Belgian government stimulated tourism through posters, appealing particularly to the safari crowd. The designers of these posters relied heavily on iconic images that reinforced notions of an exotic Africa.

In the the Belgian government stimulated tourism through posters, appealing particularly to the safari crowd. The designers of these posters relied heavily on iconic images that reinforced notions of an exotic Africa.

Women selling cassava flour at Gety's market, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Women selling cassava flour at Gety's market, Democratic Republic of Congo.

A canoe on lake Kivu - , Sud-Kivu - Democratic Republic of Congo

A canoe on lake Kivu - , Sud-Kivu - Democratic Republic of Congo

Epulu River in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Epulu River in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sunlight streaming through a palm tree, in Point Noire, The Congo

Sunlight streaming through a palm tree, in Point Noire, The Congo

Brazzaville - Hôtel de ville

Brazzaville - Hôtel de ville

Brazza la verte

Brazza la verte

Mossaka, Republic of Congo

Mossaka, Republic of Congo

Brazzaville - the food by andreea_gerendy, via Flickr

Brazzaville - the food by andreea_gerendy, via Flickr