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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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Wheelwright's shop P.W.D. Entebbe, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/40
Scope and Contents

198 x 143 mm. Showing Ugandan carpenters at work making wheels under the supervision of S. Waite ( -1944) of the Public Works Department.

Dates: 1906 - 1911
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