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Kisch, Benjamin, 1842-1889 (photographer)



  • Existence: 1842 - 1889


Benjamin Kisch was a commercial photographer active in South Africa. From 1872-83 he had a studio at Smith Street East, Durban. From 1884-87 he was based at Mercury Lane. Durban. After his death, his wife continued the business at 12 Mercury Lane until circa 1893 (Bensusan 1963, p.239).


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

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Rorke's Drift from Zululand, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/36
Scope and Contents

195 x 134 mm. A view looking across the Buffalo River from Zululand into Natal with the road from Isandhlwana to Helpmakaar crossing the drift at the left of the print.

Dates: 1879 - 1880
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