2 Photographs of South Africa 106


Description: Photographs of South Africa

[Collection of 63 photographs].

[South Africa, ca. 1900]. Albumen or gelatin silver prints in various sizes (8.5 x 8.5 to 15.5 x 21.5 cm), loose, and several mounted with 2 or 8 to a cardboard leaf, some inscribed in negative ('Barnett & Co.', 'J.E.M.'), one with a stamp of 'C. Evans photographer, Kimberley', some with hand-written captions; a panoramic view mounted on linen.

An appealing collection of photographs, including fine views of Durban, Cape Town, Transvaal, Kimberley, and the Craddock Colony, and portraits of Chinese workers at the Simmer and Jack mine, an important goldmine at Johannesburg. The panorama (consisting of four separate photographs) shows Mafeking (now Mafikeng), site of the famous Siege of Mafeking. Three photographs relate to the Second Boer War; one of them depicts the British General Paul Methuen entering Kroonstad, another shows the destroyed Norval's Pont Bridge, blown up by the Boers.
Panorama with some creasing to folds; some fading and staining. Overall in very good condition.
  • Number: 1060787
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum