East Africa Protectorate, Circa 1899-1902
Record Group — Group: 21, Album: 2
The Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African photographs is comprised of about 6,500 photographs organized in 75 primary collections of separate albums, scrapbooks or loose collections. Primary collections range from a single photograph to a set of several photograph albums plus envelopes of loose photographs.
- Circa 1899-1902
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1 album (1 album, 31 p., 25 x 33 cm.)
Album of original photographs, compiled during the construction of the Uganda Railway.
An important album with good images of Mombasa at the turn of the century, the building of the Uganda Railway and the founding of Nairobi. The lion trap at Tsavo is of particular interest. Many of the pictures were probably taken by the ‘official’ railway photographer, some bearing captions imprinted on the image. The compiler of the album may have been the Chief Medical Officer assigned under contract to the Uganda Railway Company, originally based, as one would expect, in Mombasa and later transferring to Nairobi when that settlement became the center for railway building operations.