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Harris, Robert, fl. 1880-1899 (photographer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: fl. 1880 - 1894

Biography

Robert Harris was a commercial photographer active in South Africa. He had a studio at Donkin Street, Port Elizabeth, 1880-1890 (Bensusan 1963, p.236). He exhibited photographs at the Port Elizabeth Exhibition 1885 and the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886. From 1891 to 1894 Harris was in partnership with Thomas McKnaught (Bensusan 1963, p.236). Harris produced a number of photographically illustrated books.

Publications:

Cowan, Charles (1882), 'Southampton to South Africa'. [Contains photographs by Harris]

Harris, R. (c. 1876), 'Photographic views of Port Elizabeth and neighbourhood'.

Harris, R. (188?), 'Photographic album of South African scenery'.

Harris, R. (1888), 'South Africa illustrated'.

Sources:

Bensusan, A.D. (1963), '19th century photographers in South Africa'. 'Africana notes and news'. Volume 15, number 6, pp.219-252.

Found in 106 Collections and/or Records:

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 Item

Zulu family and Kraal, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/69
Scope and Contents

190 x 125 mm. Showing the family standing in front of a circular thatched hut.

Dates: 1888
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

Zulu headmen or chiefs, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/68
Scope and Contents

191 x 126 mm. Showing three Zulu leaders standing in front of a circular thatched hut.

Dates: 1888
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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Zulus, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/56
Scope and Contents

192 x 139 mm. Showing a large group of Zulu warriors gathered for a dance in open country. The majority of the men hold white shields, the insignia of the experienced warrior, and one figure is dressed in European clothes. The photograph is almost certainly by Robert Harris.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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Zulus in war dress, Zulu Land, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/47
Scope and Contents

190 x 125 mm. Showing a group of Zulu warriors formed in two rows in front of thatched huts.

Dates: 1888
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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Zuurberg Pass, old waggon road to the north, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/34
Scope and Contents

193 x 125 mm. Showing a pony trap ascending the old wagon road, with dense forest covering the hillside behind.

Dates: 1888
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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Zwartkops River, near Port Elizabeth, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/23
Scope and Contents

190 x 123 mm. A view looking along the Zwartkops River near Algoabaai with promenaders on the path running along the riverside.

Dates: 1888
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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Additional filters:

Type
Archival Object 105
Collection 1
 
Subject
Africa (continent) 105
South Africa (nation) 104
Eastern Cape, Province of (province) 26
Northern Cape, Province of (province) 13
Western Cape, Province of the (province) 13

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