Views in South Africa and Mozambique, circa 1875-80
Scope and Contents
An album containing albumen prints of various sizes. The album shows views in Durban, Pietermaritzburg and a few from Mozambique. The majority of the images are briefly captioned; captions composed for untitled prints are enclosed in square brackets.
- 1873 - 1890
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Biographical / Historical
1 album(s) (35 images in 1 album)
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
The prints are in fair condition. Following flood damage in February 1980, the album now lacks its cover, and the pages have mostly come unstuck.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The album was purchased in 1910.
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 135
This collection level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
DateText: Most of the photographs were probably taken around the mid-1870s (see plate 3 and 11) but the album was probably assembled at a later date: plates 20 and 21 refer to the Zulu War of 1879 and plates 9 and 15 have an air of the 1880s rather than the 1870s..
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