Portraits of African celebrities, circa 1870 - 1923
Scope and Contents
A collection of oval portraits mainly measuring approximately 90 x 140 mm and mounted as plates in Weinthal (1923-25). The plates are inserted in the volumes thus:
Volume I: 1-17
Volume II: 18-25
Volume III: 26-30
Volume IV: 31-41
The process used for the production of these plates has not been identified but to all intents and purposes they have the look of original prints. Plates 31-32, 35, 38 and 40-41 are photogravure reproductions. The portraits show explorers, administrators, financiers and magnates connected with Rhodes' unaccomplished dream of a north-south railway axis running the length of the continent. Photographers unknown.
- 1870 - 1923
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1 volume(s) (41 images in 1 volume)
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Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 7.
This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Weinthal, Leo, 1865-1930, historian
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