Photograph album entitled 'Photos of Natives and their life in South Africa'

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Album of photographs depicting indigenous peoples of South Africa, showing buildings, ceremonies and customs, traditional dress and arrangement of hair. Some photographs appear to be posed and resemble formal portraits of individuals or groups. Includes an image captioned "Chief TeteLiko [Teteleku, a Zulu Chief?] and his men ready for War", and also Zulu [amaZulu] women. Images are captioned.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Donated to SOAS Library in July 2014.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

Custodial History

It is thought that the photographs were taken by a man called Charlie Stride, a local photographer of the Blackmore Vale, North Dorset, UK. Charlie died in the 1960s, at which time his collection passed to a friend, Ray Rogers (who cofounded the Sturminster Newton Museum). When Ray's widow died in 2014, her family gave much of Ray's collection to a member of the Museum Society, including this album. It is thought that the photographs were taken either at the end of the 19th or at the beginning of the 20th century, as Charlie married there in 1910 and fought in that region during the First World War. It is also thought that his father was stationed out in South Africa, and it is possible that the photographs are his.