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Transvaal Annexation Commission

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3055H
Scope and Contents 142 x 101 mm. A cabinet print with identifying captions on the reverse. The print is a permanent photograph of some kind but the precise process has not been identified. The print shows a formally posed group portrait of Sir Theophilus Shepstone and his staff during the annexation of the Transvaal in April 1877. The attribution of this photograph to H.F. Gros is from Rider Haggard's ‘The days of my life' (2 vols. London 1926) where a photograph of the group (Vol. I, facing p.73), taken...
Dates: 1877
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  • ARCHON code (for CUL materials): Royal Commonwealth Soc. (GBR/0115) X
  • Subject: South Africa (nation) X
  • Names: Gros, H Ferdinand, fl. 1860 - 1909 (photographer) X

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