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German East Africa, 1900s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30469A

Scope and Contents

An album containing amateur prints of indifferent quality and a few commercial postcards. Its main interest is as a record of domestic life in a white family in German East Africa during the first decade of the twentieth century. The family was apparently based at Amani and may have been named Unger (see prints 115 and 116). There are hand-written captions on the backs of some of the photographs and these have been used as the basis of the following captions. However, the writing is hard to read and a more thorough study would expand the available information. While the vast majority of the prints are images of Tanzania, the album also contains a postcard from India and two photographs of Portugal.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1909

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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.


1 album(s) (124 images in 1 album)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

This album was purchased from a bookseller in 1970.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 113.


This collection level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue. Unfortunately the majority of the prints have become adhered to the album such that removal could cause damage. This has made it impossible to verify the accuracy of the titles given in the original typescript catalogue.



Includes index.
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Repository Details

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