South and East Africa, 1880s
Scope and Contents
An album containing prints of various sizes. The album consists of two separate volumes which have been bound together. The two original volumes break down geographically thus:
Volume 1: 1-12 Madeira; 13-23 Lisbon; 24-69 South Africa.
Volume 2: 70-76 South Africa; 77-103 German East Africa (now Tanzania) and Zanzibar.
The prints in volume 1 and some in volume 2 have typewritten captions pasted below the photographs. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. Titles which have been composed for this catalogue are enclosed in square brackets.
The photographers are largely unknown. Prints 13, 15-18 and 21-22 were taken by L.L. (full name unknown). L.L. was presumably a photographer of French origins working in Lisbon, since many of the captions are in that language. Prints 30, 31, ?32 and 33 were taken by William Roe. Prints 43, 44, ?45-47, 48 and ?49-50 were taken by B.W. Caney. Prints 61, ?68 and 69 were taken by E. Caney. Print 79 was taken by Norton Bros (British Guiana).
- 1880 - 1890
Conditions Governing Access
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1 album(s) (103 images in 1 album)
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
The prints are mostly in a fair to good condition, although the leaves, and hence the photographs, are buckled. The original two volumes were bound into this single album in 1981.
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 157-159.
This collection level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
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