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Rare British Colonial album of original silver gelatin prints of life and views of West Africa during the early 1900s.
Collection of 60 plus photographs, majority not pasted down, hand-written identified, many stamped with the region location of Renton & Gwelo. In addition, there are several loose images.

Silver gel prints include images of: Victoria Falls and surrounding region, life on the Zambia River, Selukwe Region, ruins of the Great Zimbabwe, gold mines, wildlife in their native habitat and killed, tobacco fields, village life, tribal portraits and scenes. Loose images include a Zulu Wedding Ceremony (the bride) and more.
Album has hand-written dedication and dated Christmas 1906 (on interior).
Contained in a leather bound album with twenty four double sided photo album leaves (photos approx. 6 in. x 8 in.); loose range: 9 1/2 in. x 11 in - 5 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in.

*We believe photographs that are loose are earlier than 1906.
Condition: all in overall good condition, some minor handling.
Provenance: private estate.
Condition
All in overall good condition, some minor handling.
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British Colonial Photograph Album WEST AFRICA 1906

Estimate $500 - $800
37m
47s
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Starting Price $250
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