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Publication Date



artists' books, Baker & Whitehill Annual Student Artists' Book Contest, sixth


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty / Course

Judy Maloney

Materials + Techniques

Museum board, liquid latex, dirt

Student Narrative

From 1885 to 1908, King Leopold II of Belgium claimed the area of the Congo as his own privatized country. In his twenty-three years of rule, Leopold II drained the land of its most significant natural resource, rubber. An estimated 10 million Congolese people died as a result of King Leopold’s brutal working conditions. However, the true extent of terror in the Congo will never be known.

Congo Free State



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