Colonial photographs of Africa

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Posted 10 Feb 2011 in Conventional imagery

The UK National Archives maintains a series of Flickr galleries, helpfully putting many of its images into the public domain for easy access and use. Amongst them are photographs from the Colonial Office archives covering a number of African countries, on a page entitled “Africa Through a Lens“.

An interesting feature of the Colonial Office collections is that many of the images do not have captions or contextual information, and by posting them on Flickr, the National Archive is hoping that viewers will be able to provide some of the missing information.

The Guardian has a story on the National Archives Africa images here.

Photo: CO1069-2-21.


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