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Views in South Africa and Mozambique, circa 1875-80

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305A

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.


  • Creation: 1873 - 1890

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.


1 album(s) (35 images in 1 album)

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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.

Date information

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..



Includes index.
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Repository Details

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