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Photographs of Entebbe

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045H

Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints measuring approximately 200 x 145 mm, with handwritten captions on the reverse. Photographs are by Alfred Lobo of Entebbe (only one print is stamped with Lobo's name but it is likely that the rest of the prints are also by him.


  • Creation: 1910


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Alfred Lobo, probably of Goan extraction, entered Government service in Entebbe, Uganda, in 1908, and in 1922 he started a commercial photographic business in Kampala. However, Lobo appears to have been a practising photographer in the early 1900s. His photographs appear in Playne's 'East Africa' (1907) and several of the photographs in the RCS collection date pre-1910. Alfred Lobo may have been the same person mentioned as A. Lobo, Locomotive Department, Uganda Railway, Nairobi, listed in 'The red book of East Africa' (1904).


10 item(s) (10 images)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the Royal Colonial Institute in 1910 by Stanley Charles Tomkins (d 1946), Acting Governor and C.- in C. Uganda Protectorate 1910-1911.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 70.


This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Lobo, Alfred, fl 1900-1939, photographer

Includes index.
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Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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