Caney, B W, fl1880 - 1889 (photographer)
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
201 x 161 mm. Showing young men of this Bantu tribe smeared all over with white clay and dressed in grass skirts and grass headdresses which conceal their faces. During this period they are known as Abakweta or 'white boys', the ceremonies connected with the circumcision rites lasting several weeks.
198 x 113 mm. Showing a clearing in dense woodland on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. The print is unsigned but is probably by Caney.
207 x 159 mm. A view looking along a valley and river gorge towards the Drakensberg Range, with the flat topped Cathkin peak in the centre of the print. A figure on horseback stands on the path in the foreground. On the print itself is written '?Cathkin Peak, Natal' and 'Drakensburg', and it is also signed 'B.W. Caney, Durban.'
203 x 153 mm. Showing a group of African children standing among sorghum, cultivated for its grain which is used for porridge and for making beer. On the print itself is the the signature: 'B.W. Caney, Durban'
141 x 190 mm. A full length studio portrait, taken against a backdrop of a fountain and archways, of a standing African couple with another girl seated at their feet. The group are probably Zulus.
154 x 204 mm. A studio portrait showing two warriors of an unidentified people in a fighting attitude and wielding Knobkerries and short spears.
293 x 242 mm. Showing a large group of Africans gathered around a pot in which porridge, made from corn, is being stirred. The women carry loads of recently harvested grass. The print itself has the caption 'Meal-Time' and is probably by B. W. Caney.
139 x 199 mm. Showing the 250 foot drop over horizontally stratified rock of the Karkloof Falls twenty five miles form Pietermaritzburg. The print is signed 'Caney'.
198 x 138 mm. A view looking towards Pietermarizburg from the south-east, with a road leading towards the Umsindusi River in the foreground. The print is signed 'Caney'.
200 x 109 mm. A view from the beach looking out into the Indian Ocean, with surf breaking in the foreground and ships moored beyond the harbour bar on the horizon. The print is signed 'Caney'.
137 x 198 mm. Showing the 365 foot Howick Falls on the Mgeni River fifteen miles from Pietermaritzburg. The photographer is probably Caney.
203 x 113 mm. Showing a large span of oxen drawing a wagon across the drift on the Mvoti River. The Mvoti, which flows into the Indian Ocean south-east of Stanger in southern Zululand, crosses the Pietermaritzburg-Greytown road between Hermansburg Road and Seven Oaks; this is probably the location of this photograph. The print is signed 'Caney'.
206 x 137 mm. A view looking along West Street, Durban, with spans of oxen and wagons waiting on the unsurfaced street outside the hops and commercial premises which line the way. The print is signed 'Caney'.
206 x 134 mm. A view looking along West Street from the junction with another, unidentified, road, with the general stores of W.H. Darby in the foreground and long spans of oxen drawing loaded wagons along West Street. The print is signed 'Caney'.
151 x 205 mm. A full-face half-length portrait of a plump Zulu girl with decorative abdominal scarring. The photograph is probably by B.W. Caney, and is numbered '110'.
156 x 205 mm. A studio portrait of a Zulu couple wearing bead decorations. The man holds a stout stick and a Knobkerrie ('iwisa'). The print is signed 'From B.W. Caney, Durban.'
200 x 149 mm. Showing a large group of Zulu maidens gathered in two rows facing one another to perform a wedding dance. The print itself is numbered '52', is unsigned but is probably by B. W. Caney.
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