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Zanzibar, Circa 1900

 File — Envelope: 61
Identifier: 61

Scope and Contents

Photographs of the Zanzibar waterfront, posed portraits of Swahili women, and several scenes of camels and pack mules. Two of the photographs also appear in album 63, as noted in the list of contents. All photographs are uncaptioned and the captions listed here have been supplied from the original inventory.


  • Circa 1900


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10 Photographs (10 loose photographs, various dimensions, none less than 13 cm. or more than 22 cm. in either dimension.) : 10 unmounted silver prints, all but one bearing the Gomes ink stamp on the reverse, various dimensions.


Group of 10 original photographs of people and scenes of Zanzibar. Gomes & Co., circa 1900.

Library Details

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

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