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Photographs of Barotseland [i.e. Western province in Zambia], circa 1945, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304E/1-97

Scope and Contents

A collection of numbered prints, unless otherwise stated measuring circa 210 x 160 mm, in a 19 page typescript volume entitled 'Barotseland', written and illustrated by Max Gluckman. His typescript is undated but the illustrations closely resemble, and in some cases are identical with, those used in Gluckman (1945) of which a photocopy is filed with this collection. It is not known how these photographs were used - perhaps projected by epidiascope. Numbers 1-54 are captioned on the back, but the captions below are derived from this source and from Gluckman (1945).

The subjects fall into broad categories:
1-4 Transport
5-16 Villages and dwellings
17-27 Cultivation
28-52 Fishing
53-69 Crafts
70-71 Sawmill
72-74 Cereals
75-93 The people, including administration and ceremonies
94-97 Medicine


  • 1945


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Biographical / Historical

Herman Max Gluckman (1911-1975) was Director of the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute in Northern Rhodesia from 1941-47; he was later Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester.


1 volume(s) (98 images in 1 volume)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.


An article by the same author can be found at: Gluckman, Herman Max (1945), 'Zambesi River Kingdom', 'Libertas', vol.5, no.8, July, pp.20-39.




Gluckman, Herman Max, 1911-1975, Professor of Social Anthropology

Finding aid date

2004-07-27 14:52:45+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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