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Background imageAfrica history Collection: EXPL2A-00139

EXPL2A-00139
Timbuktu in Africa, as drawn by Rene-Auguste Caillie, the first European visitor, 1828. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of Caillies illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GAFR2A-00049

GAFR2A-00049
Young Zulu chief in South Africa, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Map of Cape Colony, South Africa

Map of Cape Colony, South Africa
South Africa when a British colony, 1870s. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: EXPL2A-00366

EXPL2A-00366
Map of equatorial Africa as known in the 1870s. Printed color lithograph, 19th century

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GAFR2A-00051

GAFR2A-00051
Zulu mother and child by their hut, Natal, South Africa. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Dr Livingstones African servants, 1800s

Dr Livingstones African servants, 1800s
Chuma and Susi, David Livingstones loyal African servants, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GAFR2A-00050

GAFR2A-00050
Zulu fishermen at work, Natal, South Africa. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II

Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II
Menelik II, emperor of Ethiopia, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Bedouins

Bedouins
Bedouin father and his daughter. Hand-colored halftone ireproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Arab on a camel

Arab on a camel
Arab traveling in the desert. Printed color halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Before and after views of Kumasi, Ghana, as a British protectorate, 1890s

Before and after views of Kumasi, Ghana, as a British protectorate, 1890s
British view of how the Ashanti will live after English occupation, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: African ivory trade, 1800s

African ivory trade, 1800s
Ivory trader in an African village, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Congo River wildlife

Congo River wildlife
Elephants and hippopotamus along the Congo River. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, 1900

Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, 1900
Cecil John Rhodes, British colonial administrator, on his verandah near Cape Town, South Africa, c. 1900. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Cecil Rhodes and other British South Africa Company officials, 1896

Cecil Rhodes and other British South Africa Company officials, 1896
Doctor Jameson, Cecil Rhodes, and J.T. Newton (left-right), administrators of the British South Africa Company, 1896. Hand-colored haltone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Archaeologists remove artifacts from a pyramid at Dashur, Egypt

Archaeologists remove artifacts from a pyramid at Dashur, Egypt
M. de Morgan lifts a golden crown from the mummy of Queen Khnemit at Dahshur, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Excavating the Sphinx, 1880s

Excavating the Sphinx, 1880s
Excavation of ancient Egyptian structures beneath the Sphinx in progress at Ghizeh, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Slave caravan in Africa

Slave caravan in Africa
Captured Africans to be sold as slaves. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: African slave shed in the Congo basin

African slave shed in the Congo basin
A slave shed where African captives are held until sold. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Kemble illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: African slaves in Uganda, 1800s

African slaves in Uganda, 1800s
Native slaves carrying fuel and cutting rice in East Africa, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut from Spekes Journal

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Busy Cairo street in the late 1800s

Busy Cairo street in the late 1800s
Street activity in the new quarter of Cairo, circa 1890. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: African drums, 1800s

African drums, 1800s
Waganda drummers, Africa, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Bedouin, Muslim woman, and a messenger in Egypt

Bedouin, Muslim woman, and a messenger in Egypt
Bedouin girl, Muslim woman selling fruit, and a messenger, Egypt. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GAFR2A-00001

GAFR2A-00001
A royal procession of Sultan Abd al- Aziz IV in Morocco, 1800s. Printed color halftone reproduction of a 19th-century watercolor by A. Schneider

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GMDE2A-00007

GMDE2A-00007
Bedouin messenger racing across the desert on a camel. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Donkey-riders on their way to see the pyramids, 1800s

Donkey-riders on their way to see the pyramids, 1800s
Tourists riding unruly donkeys to a picnic at the pyramids, Egypt, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: South Africa President Paul Kruger

South Africa President Paul Kruger
Paul Kruger, President of the South African Republic, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Dr. David Livingstone

Dr. David Livingstone
Portrait of missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century portrait

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Africans taken by canoe to be sold as slaves

Africans taken by canoe to be sold as slaves
African native slavers canoe carrying captives to the coast. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Kemble illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: African slave caravan on the march

African slave caravan on the march
African slavers killing a captive too weak to march. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GAFR2A-00012

GAFR2A-00012
Tangier, Morocco, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GAFR2A-00014

GAFR2A-00014
British attack on Egyptian artillery at Tell el-Kebir, Egypt, 1882. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Sir Richard Burton exploring central Africa, 1850s

Sir Richard Burton exploring central Africa, 1850s
English explorer Richard Burtons march towards central Africa, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: EXPL2A-00359

EXPL2A-00359
African explorer Henry Stanleys camp on the Congo River, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Vasco da Gamas route around Africa, 1400s

Vasco da Gamas route around Africa, 1400s
Africa as known after Vasco da Gamas discoveries, from map of Juan de la Cosa, 1500. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Boer War battle, 1902

Boer War battle, 1902
Boer assault on a British convoy in South Africa, 1902. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an eyewitness illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GAFR2A-00045

GAFR2A-00045
British administrator of Gambia meeting with a native chief, 1889. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GAFR2A-00046

GAFR2A-00046
Map of Africa in the 1870s. Printed color lithograph, 19th century

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GAFR2A-00047

GAFR2A-00047
Swan Hotel in the diamond-mining region of South Africa, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GAFR2A-00048

GAFR2A-00048
Prospectors working the diamond diggings near Colesberg, South Africa, 1872. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GAFR2A-00053

GAFR2A-00053
Native workers descending into a diamond mine near Johannesburg, South Africa, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GAFR2A-00052

GAFR2A-00052
Native suspension bridge on the Congo River, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Lunch for visitors to an ancient Egyptian temple, 1800s

Lunch for visitors to an ancient Egyptian temple, 1800s
Tourists having lunch in the remains of an ancient Egyptian temple at Medinet, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: HREC2A-00004

HREC2A-00004
British tourists ascending the Great Pyramid in Egypt, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GMED2A-00005

GMED2A-00005
Arab caravan crossing a stream in the Sahara Desert. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: GEUR2A-00059

GEUR2A-00059
Portuguese capture of Ceuta, a Moorish stronghold in Morocco, 1415. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: Luncheon atop the Pyramid of Gizeh, 1800s

Luncheon atop the Pyramid of Gizeh, 1800s
British tourists having Christmas lunch on the Great Pyramid, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrica history Collection: John Speke at Lake Victoria, Africa

John Speke at Lake Victoria, Africa
Africa explorer John Henning Speke, with Lake Victoria in background. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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