Glass Plate positive "Magic Lantern" slides of South Africa, ca. 1920: Photography; South... Glass Plate positive "Magic Lantern" slides of South Africa, ca. 1920: Photography; South... Glass Plate positive "Magic Lantern" slides of South Africa, ca. 1920: Photography; South... Glass Plate positive "Magic Lantern" slides of South Africa, ca. 1920: Photography; South...

Glass Plate positive "Magic Lantern" slides of South Africa, ca. 1920

Photography; South Africa]

Publication Date: 1920
Condition: Very good overall
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149 "magic lantern" slides from the early 20th century showing South African landscape, railways, industry, dams, town views and a super group of about 33 ethnographic images of Swazi and Pondoland peoples. The ethnographic images include native portraits, ceremonies & tribal art. Some slides are hand-captioned and these titles include: Picanin Natal / Swazi Indians / Pondoland Native Smoking Pipe / Swazi Mother and children / Native Kraal / Antribis: Zodiac Tomb: Zodiac A. (a drawing of rock art?)Industry shots include mining, gold mining and diamonds. Town scenes include Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. One of the Cape Town street scenes is full of people, cars, a double decker bus, Markham's Outfitters, Goch's, Lewis Outfitters and the Jewellers Association.Some of the hand-captioned titles in this group include: Capetown and Table Mountain from Signal Hill / Bloemfontein President Brand St. / Ostrich Farm near Oudtshoorn, Cape. / S.A. Railways / Bechuanaland Ry. Siding / (1619 historic marker for Commander Adams of the Bull) / Johannesburg - Skyline. / Muizenburg- near Cape Town / Port Alfred - Kowie River. / Capetown - Aerial Cableway / Hex River Valley showing Railway. / Johannesburg- View from the Mine Dumps. / Cango Caves, near Oudtshoorn / Weighing Gold at Refinery, Germiston, near Johannesburg. / Magoeba's Koof, N. Transvaal/ "Protea- S. African Flora / Diamonds SAR Photo / Arum Lillies - S. Africa Flora / Gold Mine - Electric haulage underground / The 'Sentinel' Hout Bay, Cape Peninsula. The slides measure 3 1/4" square and 1/8" thick. They are stored in the original black boxes with sliding covers, metal label holder and handle on the front of the boxes. Boxes rubbed, labels browned. Slide images bright and unfaded, a small percentage with cracks in them. Bookseller Inventory # 21363

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Title: Glass Plate positive "Magic Lantern" slides ...

Publication Date: 1920

Book Condition:Very good overall

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