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Lobo, Alfred, fl. 1900-1939 (photographer)



  • Existence: fl. 1900 - 1939


Alfred Lobo entered Government service in Entebbe, Uganda, in 1908. According to Macmillian, he started a commercial photographic business in Kampala in 1922 (1930, p.269). However, Lobo appears to have been a practising photographer in the early 1900s. His photographs appear in Playne's 'East Africa' (1907) and several of the photographs in the RCS collection date pre-1910. Alfred Lobo may have been the same person mentioned as A. Lobo, Locomotive Department, Uganda Railway, Nairobi, listed in 'The red book of East Africa' (1904).


Playne, Somerset (1908-9) 'East Africa (British): its history, people, commerce, industries, and resources'. [London]. [Contains photographs by Lobo].


Macmillan, Allister (1930) 'Eastern Africa and Rhodesia: historical and descriptive, commercial and industrial, facts, figures, and resources'. London: W.H. and L. Collingridge. 'The red book of East Africa' (1904).

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Photographs of Entebbe

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045H
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints measuring approximately 200 x 145 mm, with handwritten captions on the reverse. Photographs are by Alfred Lobo of Entebbe (only one print is stamped with Lobo's name but it is likely that the rest of the prints are also by him.

Dates: 1910
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