South Africa (nation)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
219 x 166 mm. Showing a troop of ostriches on C.D. Charlwood's farm at Graaff Reinet, with a figure seated in a ponycart in the foreground. By 1891 Graff Reinet was the sixth largest producer of ostrich feathers in the colony, although the trade has now completely disappeared from the area. The print is signed 'Roe W Phor.'
The print is signed and dated with the year by the photographer.
382 x 282 mm. A view looking eastwards over the neatly laid out streets of Graaff Reinet, with the Sundays River curving round the town and Spandau Kop in the background. The three most prominent strets seen here, running east-west, are Somerset Street, Middel Street and West Street. The print is signed 'W. Roe Photo' and has the following caption, written in calligraphy: 'Graaf Reinet, from the mountain top.'
321 x 185 mm. A view from the street showing the single storey flat roofed building, with two groups of men watching the photographer from the stoep, roofed in decorative ironwork. With Spandau Kop in the background. The Graaff Reinet club was established in 1876; the building seen here in Church Square which still serves as the clubs's premises, was built in 1881.
385 x 291 mm. Showing the spectacular eroded rock formations in th Valley of Desolation near Graaff Reinet. The print is signed 'W. Roe, Photer, Gr. Rt', and has the following caption, written in calligraphy: 'The Valley of Desolation.'
This photograph appears to be mirrored. The negative from which this print has been made had the signature of W. Roe etched on the bottom left hand corner; now it appears in reverse.