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Post Cards of Ethiopian Royalty and Clergy

Identifier: MSS 0483

Scope and Content

This small collection includes 23 post cards depicting members of the royalty and clergy in Ethiopia. The post cards include captions which are written in both French and Amharic. The images primarily are photographic studio portraits or reproductions of painted portraits of the various emperors, kings, governors, military leaders, etc. The names of the individuals, as written in French on the cards, are: Abouna Petros, Fitawrari Habte Guiorguis [Giorgis], Negus Wolde Guiorguis [Giorgis], Negus Mikael, Menelik II Empereur d'Ethiopie, S.A. Ras Makonnen, S.M. Negus Teferi Mekonnen [Haile Selassie I], S.M. Imperatrice Zaouditou, Itegue Taitou, Ate Theodros Empereur d'Ethiopie, Ate Yohannesse Empereur d'Ethiopie, Dedjazmatche Tessenima Dargue, Dedjazmatche Machacha Worke, Sahle Sellasse Roi de Choa, Balambaras Tekla Markos, S.E. Ras Hailou, S.A. Ras Kassa, S.A. Menene, Afanougous Estifanos, Abouna Matheos, Ate Hailou Malakot, S.E. Ras Dargue, and Afanougous Telahoun. Each post card includes this imprint information on the verso: "Imp. de S. M. Negus Taffari Makonnen - Addis Abeba."


  • Circa 1930

Language of Materials

Includes French and Amharic languages.


The collection is open for research.


0.01 Linear feet (1 folder)


Post cards (23) showing members of the royalty and clergy in Ethiopia.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 2012.

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

A Guide to the Post Cards of Ethiopian Royalty and Clergy
Finding aid created by Dept. Staff
April 2013
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Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America