Impressive portrait work featuring scarified characters belonging to Congolese tribes, 5 women, all covered with a single sheet, and 1 man wearing a shirt, have scars on his face, arms, torso or stomach. Three of them wear a Christian medallion.
The photographic precision and the sharpness of the scars details are the work of a professional using a photographic chamber according to the European criteria: use of a white background and postures of the models (the fixed body, the gaze turned towards the horizon).
All of these elements suggest that these shots had a commercial purpose such as the creation of postcards. A French photographer was there at this time and used these photographic techniques for his work on scarification in order to produce postcards, Jean Audema.
Six vintage album in prints, 11.5 x 15.5 inch (290 x 395 mm) pasted on a 13.7 x 17.5 inches cardboard (350 x x 445 mm). Newspaper « le Gaulois » dated 1905 on the back, modern white passe partout.