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Views of the Victoria Falls

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052E

Scope and Contents

Collection of loose prints, most measuring approximately 275 x 205 mm., with brief pencilled captions on the reverse. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Numbers 1-5 are platinum prints, distinguishable from silver prints by the delicacy and softness of tonal gradation. This fine process, substituting platinum for silver compounds as the light reactive substance in the paper, died out at around the time of the Great War due to the increase in the price of the metal. Number 6 is a bromide print of a later date than numbers 1-5. All photographs are by Pedrotti except number 6, the photographer of which is unknown.


  • Creation: 1903 - 1904


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

L. Pedrotti had a studio in Bulawayo in the early 1900s. He produced a portfolio illustrating the funeral of Cecil John Rhodes in 1902.


.01 cubic metre(s) (One archival box containing 6 images.)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 140.


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


Pedrotti, L, fl 1902, photographer

Includes index.
2006-08-31 15:41:25+00:00
Language of description
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Repository Details

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