Notes on the Geography of Belgium: Tervuren: Africa Museum: Photo 20
The Belgians portrayed themselves in the museum, too. This is Albert Thys (1849-1915), who also participated in Stanley's later expeditions but stayed on as a businessman, founding the Congo Company for Trade and Industry in 1886 and serving for nine years as the administrator of the Company of Katanga. Thys also recommended construction of the Matadi-Leopoldville railroad, which was completed in 1898. South of Leopoldville, a railway maintenance center (now Mbanza-Ngungu) was named Thysville in his honor.
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