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Zulus, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/56

Scope and Contents

192 x 139 mm. Showing a large group of Zulu warriors gathered for a dance in open country. The majority of the men hold white shields, the insignia of the experienced warrior, and one figure is dressed in European clothes. The photograph is almost certainly by Robert Harris.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1889


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some fading along bottom edge of print.

Related Materials

For another photograph taken on the same occasion, see Y305C/37, and for further examples of men holding white shields, which denote them as experienced warriors, see Y3058A/25.




?Harris, Robert, fl 1880-1899, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-08-02 10:16:49+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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