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Kalk Bay - Col. Aston's house on left hand, 1857 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/62

Scope and Contents

139 x 68 mm. A view looking across a field at Kalk Bay towards a group of houses with the whitewashed house of Col. Aston at the extreme left of the print. Col. Aston's wife was also a pioneer amateur photographer and received a prize at the Cape Town Fine Arts Exhibition of 1858 for a portrait of Sir George Grey, see Bull, M. and Denfield, J. (1970), pp 110-12.


  • Creation: 1857 - 1879


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Poor condition, fading and some staining.


Bull, Marjorie and Denfield, Joseph (1970), Secure the shadow: the story of Cape photography from its beginnings to the end of 1870. Cape Town: T. McNally.



Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Finding aid date

2003-04-02 15:28:50+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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