This early photograph of Cape Town from Signal Hill is a fine example of how the city had developed in the late nineteenth century. The Cathedral and Parade are clearly seen. Unfortunately I don't know the photographer
The Ladysmith town hall (complete with cattle!) shows the damage done by Boer shelling. A photograph by B. W. Caney.Benjamin William Caney [1842-1918], was born in Market Raisin, England, in 1842 and moved to Durban, South Africa in 1856. He was the…
Kalk bay, on the way to Simons Town, the naval base in False Bay near Cape Town, was once a small fishing port. This image shows the bay before the port was built. It also predates the building of the railway line from Cape Town to Simons Town.…
"This is indeed a Photo of General Louis Botha, not the compounds in Kimberley. No idea how it got this caption. It show him at Glencoe, North of Ladysmith in Natal, which was the general's headquarters. This was taken in March 1900"
"Russo-Dutch ambulance personnel. Back row, l-r: Sister van Schermbeek, Brother van Nieuwenhuisen, Sisters Meisner, Jacobsen, Cohen, Brother Siestrop. Middle row: Dr van Leersum, Miss Wessels, Sister Meyer.
Front row: Dr Kukharenko, Sisters van…"
Hi Martin - sorry for the very long delay in responding! We have a great collection of photography at the School of Art Gallery and Museum which is publically available. The collection includes the largest collection of Italian modernist photography (outside of Italy), Welsh documentary photography, etc. Some recent acquisitions include a rare collection of Angus McBean. My area of research is German volkisch or nationalist photography of the 30s and 40s and I've been able to add over 500 vintage German photographs and over a 1000 negatives to the Collection (I'm currently working through the negs and printing 'highlights' for exhibition and the collection).