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Zanzibar, 1912-13

 Record Group — Group: 56, Album: 3
Identifier: 56-3

Scope and Contents

Scenes from Zanzibar and surrounding areas, depicting British Foreign Office and naval personnel in casual and official situations. Many photographs depict outings to nearby villages on Zanzibar and Pemba Islands. The album includes several photographs of the Sultan and formal portraits of British navel officers, Foreign Office, and their wives.


  • 1912-13


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1 album (1 album, 24 x 28 cm., 60 p.)


Photographs from Zanzibar, 1912-1913. Includes photographs of local people and landscape as well as the Sultan and British Foreign Office personnel.


The front free end paper is inscribed, ‘Zanzibar 1912 (also early part 1913)'.


Many of the captions in this album are nearly, if not completely, illegible. An attempt has been made to transcribe more than was included in the original inventory. In many cases, the original inventory includes captions supplied by the cataloger that differ quite a bit from the visible captions.

Library Details

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

Main Library, 5th Floor, East Tower
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US