Serowe, mainly children and women, and people working

Scope and Content

Prints have either "a" (mainly children) or "b" (mainly people working) and numbers on their backs. Groups include: Bechuana children; missionaries, c.1925 [including Alfred Haile]; women gardeners; women and girls carrying bowls; blacksmiths. People include: Mosarwas, Johane (son of a local preacher), a postman, witch-doctor, Chief Tshekedi [Khama's] driver (with car), ?Seretse [Khama]. Events pictured include: the Kgotla meeting concerning Seretse's marriage. Activities pictured include: work on Tshekedi's sister's farm; children playing building huts; dinner time at the Livingstone camp; making a wooden bed; husking and pounding grain; enacting David and Goliath; football; "native Parliament"; Sunday service in the Chief's Kgotla; women smearing the walls of a court; drawing water from a well. Photographs by individuals including: [James] Burns; [Alexander] Sandilands; [Marion] Ginger [later Marion Anderson]; [John Kenneth] Main; "A M C" [Arthur Chirgwin]; Rev. [Joshua] Danisa; "Miss Gilbert".

Conditions Governing Access


Alternative Form Available

Duplicates of 2 prints. Several photographs published in The Chronicle, January 1936, January and August 1937, July 1941, and ?still from Africa Today film, 1929.

Archivist's Note


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Copyright held by Council for World Mission or descendants of photographer if still in force