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East & Southern Africa, 1920s

 File — Box: 20
Identifier: 20

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Scope and Contents

A mixed collection of views, people and game animals, primarily a safari commencing in Cape Town and traveling to Durban, Zulu Reserve, Victoria Falls, through the Transvaal and the Kruger National Park, to Johannesburg, Pretoria, Mozambique, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga, Mombasa, Nairobi, Mt. Kenya, Meru, Thompson’s Falls, Londiani, Jinja and Kabale.

Although indexed, the slides have been stored out of original order, so that the order of the index is no longer accurate. An attempt has been made to match slides to labels, but some of the content is not obvious; some titles have been supplied by the encoder and some labels from the index did not have obvious matches amongst the slides. A list of unmatched labels appears at the end of the inventory.

List of index labels not matched to a specific slide
  1. Over the Transvaal to Kruger
  2. S. Hemsted, Londiani
  3. Rabelais entrance to Kruger
  4. Pretorious Cop
  5. Busi River Beira
  6. Village bath
  7. Daresalaam
  8. Tanga
  9. Looking across to Kenya
  10. River
  11. Grain stores
  12. Striking camp
  13. Thompson's Falls
  14. House [illegible] & castor [illegible]


  • 1920s

Language of Materials



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1 box (1 box, 100 glass slides, 8 x 8 cm. each) : Housed in a contemporary, compartmented wooden box, with the index pasted inside the lid.


A collection of 100 magic lantern slides. Unidentified photographer, 1920s.


Repository Details

Part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies Repository

Northwestern University Libraries
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