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A Native Bazaar in the Highlands, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2196

Scope and Contents

Photograph of African men and women shopping at a bazaar with Indian traders in the Highlands of East Africa in the early 20th century. The text beneath the image notes, 'Notice the typical corrugated iron buildings of the Indian traders. The woman in the centre is wrapping round herself a Swahili robe of Manchester cotton. There are about 100 different patterns each of which has a special native name.'


  • Creation: 1870s-1930s

Language of Materials


Physical Description

1 slide 82mm by 82mm

Conditions Governing Access



From the Fonds: 50 boxes

From the Fonds: 3465 Photographic Slides

Physical Description

1 slide 82mm by 82mm


82mm by 82mm

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Kristy Davis as part of Towards Dolly Project, 2012-2013

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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