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Sudan & Uganda, 1920s and 1930s

 Record Group — Carton: 49
Identifier: 49

Scope and Contents

4 albums, small oblong quartos, containing a total of 171 photographs of various dimensions, many 9 x 15 cm., some captioned; 2 contemporary patterned cloth albums, 1 snakeskin-effect album and 1 mottled paper covered album.

The first two volumes include portraits of indigenous people, photographed to show their clothing, hairstyles, or other ornamentation. The third album also shows many indigenous people, tentatively identified as Karamojong or Didinga. It also shows various buildings built with brick walls and thatched roofs which may have been military quarters. The fourth album includes many photographs of Capt. G.R. King and his cohorts, an overland trip during the rainy season, and African civilians and soldiers.


  • 1920s and 1930s


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical Notes

Captain King was attached to the 4th (Uganda) Battalion of the King’s African Rifles from the Leicestershire Regiment.


4 albums


These photograph albums provide an excellent record of native life in the 1920s and 1930s, and include some remarkably poignant portraits. Although many of the images are small in dimension, they are extremely fine in quality.

Library Details

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

Main Library, 5th Floor, East Tower
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