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African types and racial groups, customs, games, etc, 1900 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469F/286-364

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

A collection of loose prints, lantern slides and glass negatives. The prints mostly relate to Westgate’s earlier work, but there are a few from the 1930s, including nos. 426-454 of visits to South Africa and African islands, all processed in February 1936. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of their creation. Many of the lantern slides and glass negatives are uncaptioned and undated.


  • 1900 - 1917

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1 file(s) (78 images in 1 file)

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Four images from this collection can be viewed here:

Y30469F/288: Ndudula, the accused witch, 1909-1910

Y30469F/291: Wagogo warriors on their way to attend a trial for witchcraft, 1909-1910

Y30469F/342: Wagogo boys playing 'chameleon', c.1919

Y30469F/343: Wagogo boys playing 'giraffe', c.1919

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Finding aid date

2003-03-13 14:18:07+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom