German East Africa
Scope and Contents
Folio (43 x 34 cm.), containing 92 albumen prints (13 large images: 26 x 21 cm, 79 smaller images of various dimensions), all laid in card, many with German captions printed from the negatives, together with a card box containing a number of visiting cards and letters, and a framed, circular silver print (10 cm. in diameter).
- Majority of material found within 1880-1920
- Prencke, Paul (Person)
Language of Materials
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Album belonged to Paul Prencke, identified in enclosed letters as the director of the D.O.A.G. office in Bagamoyo.
1 album (1 album and two envelopes, one containing calling cards, the other 7 handwritten letters.) : Folio (43 x 34 cm.), containing 92 albumen prints, in contemporary black morocco portfolio, flaps and ties, with ‘Erinnerung an Deutsch-Ost Afrika, 1890-1892’ blocked in gilt on the upper cover; spine repaired, photographs housed in recent custom-made cloth box inside the portfolio.
Portfolio of original photographs of East Africa entitled, ‘Erinnerung an Deutsch-Ost-Afrika’, 1890-2. With a small box of contemporary military visiting cards and some correspondence in German, plus a small circular silver print (10 cm. in diameter) of a German passenger ship, identified on the wooden frame, ‘D.O.A.L., Kanzler’. A highly important, early record of the German presence in East Africa and Zanzibar and, in particular, the military stations they established in what became German East Africa.