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Six photogravure postcards of Uganda specially taken for the British Empire Exhibition 1924. Series II, 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Uganda/7-12

Scope and Contents

An envelope containing monochrome photogravure postcards of Uganda scenes, taken for the British Empire Exhibition 1924. The reverse of the envelope reads:

'Uganda Protectorate. Uganda is the foremost cotton producing country among the new cotton fields of the Empire, and the production is rapidly expanding. The cotton is of a high quality.

During 1923, 35,218,400 pounds of cotton was exported valued at £2,026,820.

The Uganda coffee industry is of considerable and increasing importance. During 1923, 40,923 cwts. of coffee were exported valued at £108,496.

Other prominent exports are: Ivory, Chillies, Cotton Seed, Hides, Simsim, Goat Skins and Rubber'.

The copyright statement on the reverse of the photographs reads: 'Copyright Uganda Government. Series 2. Printed in England. Raphael Tuck and Sons, Ltd., London'.


  • Creation: 1924


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1 envelope(s) (6 images in 1 envelope)

Language of Materials





Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd

Finding aid date

2003-11-20 08:36:39+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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