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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: fl. 1900 - 1939

Biography

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).

Publications:

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

Sources:

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).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Opening of Kampala Exhibition, 1908-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011D/18
Scope and Contents

200 x 130 mm. A group portrait of Protectorate officials and Ugandan Kabakas and counsellors taken shortly after Bell's opening of the exhibition. Photograph probably by Alfred Lobo.

Dates: 1908-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[Opening of the Kampala Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition, November 9 1908], 1908-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011D/1
Scope and Contents 200 x 110 mm. Showing Sir Henry Hesketh Bell delivering the opening speech from the verandah of the main exhibition building. On either side of Bell stand various officials and the Kings of Uganda, they in turn flanked by European spectators, with a line of Sikh guards on parade along the front of the building. The figure standing in profile on the steps beneath Bell is almost certainly George Wilson, Deputy Commissioner. The preparations for the exhibition were not completed without...
Dates: 1908-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[Opening of the Kampala Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition, November 9 1908], 1908-11

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011D/2
Scope and Contents 200 x 152 mm. A group photograph of Protectorate officials and Ugandan Kabakas and counsellors taken shortly after Bell's opening of the exhibition. Identified in the group are: 1. Sir Apolo Kagwa; 2. Kahaya, Kabaka of Ankole; 3. George Wilson, Deputy Commissioner; 4. Frank Burton; 5. Daudi Chwa, Kabaka of Buganda; 6. Alexander Boyle; 7. Sir Henry Hesketh Bell; 8. Captain Edward Vaughan Jenkins D.S.O., O.C. 4th K.A.R.; 9. Andereya Bisereko Duhaga II, Kabaka of Bunyoro; 10. Daudi Kasagama,...
Dates: 1908-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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