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Captain Van der Ven, Cape Town, 1868 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305L/13

Scope and Contents

40 x 65 mm. (Vignetted oval). A carte de visite half length studio portrait of the bearded Captain Van der Ven. Wilhelmus J. Van der Ven is listed as living at Sea Point in The Cape of Good Hope Directory and Almanac for 1868. By 1879 he is listed as a wine merchant residing at Arnheim House, Buitencingel. In the 1880 edition, he is listed as being in Europe and does not appear in the 1882 edition.


  • Creation: 1868 - 1880


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Biographical / Historical

Unknown photographer.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, slight fading.





Finding aid date

2004-09-08 15:14:53+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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