An album containing mounted prints, the majority sepia toned, with typescript captions and explanatory notes. The prints are of various sizes but the majority measuring approximately 200 x 150 mm. They were taken by Mrs Malcolm Barker, Miss Mignon Herring, Miss Killie Campbell, Miss Barbara Tyrrell, Dr Wager, Lyn Acutt and C, Whysall. The tribes represented are: Ndebele, Zulu, Tonga, Swazi, Shagaan, Bushmen, Basuto, Pondo, Xhosa, Fingo, Tembu. The album also contains two short articles (probably part of a longer series) on African tribal costume by Barbara Tyrrell, extracted from the Veld Trust News (February and March 1948).
Photographs of indigenous South African tribes
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- ReferenceGB 115 RCS/Y305O
- Dates of Creation1930-1950
- Language of MaterialEnglish .
- Physical Description1 album(s) 145 images in 1 album
Scope and Content
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Presented by Dr Killie Campbell, 20 April 1950.
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This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 173-176.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
The photographs are in good condition.
This collection level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue.