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Faróis de Angola (Lighthouses of Angola) Photograph Album

Identifier: MS Group 202

Scope and Content

Photographs taken in the 1930s and early 1940s of the lighthouses of Angola, a colony of Portugal at the time. The contents of the album are arranged in geographical order, from north to south. The first page has a photograph of two maps of the cost of Angola with the locations of the lighthouses marked on each. Although the majority of the photos show lighthouses, there are also photos of maritime buildings, wharfs, and ports. In addition to the photographs, the album contains typewritten documents describing each lighthouse. These descriptions, written in Portuguese, include information such as the longitude and latitude of the structure, the physical description of the area, dates, and specifications about the lights used and the fabrication of the structure. Although the creator of the album is not identified, it is possible that the album was produced by the Departamento Marítimo de Angola.


  • Creation: 1937-1941


The collection is open for research.


0.03 Linear feet (1 Album)

Language of Materials



Photographs taken in the 1930s and early 1940s of the lighthouses on the coast of Angola.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Donald Abraham as part of the Donald Abraham Collection.

A Guide to the Faróis de Angola (Lighthouses of Angola) Photograph Album
Finding aid created by Dept. Staff
September 2006
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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