Uganda circa 1906-1911, 1906 - 1911
Scope and Contents
Contains prints of various sizes, with handwritten captions beneath the prints. It has a varied collection of excellent photographs illustrating scenery, trade, customs, agriculture and rural life in the young protectorate. The album contains the following list of people who supplied prints for inclusion: H. Batley, L.E. Caine, C.C. Gowdey, C.W. Hattersley, Captain Hutchinson, F.A. Knowles, A. McClure, Alison Russell, J.C.R. Sturrock, F. Spire, A.E. Weatherhead. It does not indicate whether these men, mainly Protectorate officials and missionaries, took the photographs or merely donated them and it is likely that both categories are included in the list. Alfred Lobo, a commercial photographer at Entebbe from circa 1905-1920s is not included, but some of the better quality work is certainly by him (probably 1-17 and 20-23). Certain prints in the album are duplicated elsewhere in the RCS photograph collection with his stamp on the reverse. It has not been determined whether Alfred Lobo the photographer is the same man as the A. Lobo who is recorded as a Uganda Railway employee resident in Nairobi in the 1904 'Handbook for East Africa, Uganda and Zanzibar.' Eleven prints (plates 14, 16, 22, 23, 29, 32-34, 36, 42 and 64) are definitely attributed to Charles William Hattersley (1866-1934). Hattersley, a missionary in Uganda, was a keen amateur photographer and there are probably other examples of his work in the album.
- 1906 - 1911
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1 album(s) (155 images in 1 album)
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
The album is very fragile. The covers are disintegrating.
Existence and Location of Copies
This album is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 67-69.
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Great Britain. Colonial Office. Visual Instruction Committee (Organization)
- From the Fonds: Fisher, Alfred Hugh, 1867 -1945 (artist and photographer) (Person)