Official photograps of the August – September 1929 first tourists visiting by cruise ship to Italian Somaliland. Shown are the Governors villa at Afgoi, exposition of agricultural products, cotton fields, banana plantation, banquet for the tourists, Dubats passing, Governor welcoming tourists, on the Uebi river, visiting a Concession, visiting a canal built by the Conte de Vecchi, visiting the village Duca degli Abruzzi, local militiaman, fantasia at Mogadishu. Photos by Padrini, R. Laboratorio Foto Cinematografico. 24 photos in all. All but one with typed captions on reverse.
Collection of 6 patriotic postcards showing Somali women. Most are used by a soldier fighting on the Southern Front April 18-23, 1936. He writes V.V. Gratziani and V.V. Badoglio (the two supreme Italian commanders on the Southern and Northern fronts respectively) in the upper left and lower right corners on some of the postcards. Content on back. T.