Album of Photographs of British Central Africa
Album of Photographs of British Central Africa

Album of Photographs of British Central Africa.

c. 1910.

Containing 70 silver print photographs of various dimensions, many captioned in white ink. 1 vols. Large 4to (33.5 x 28 cm.). Contemporary beige buckram, 'Pictured Records' blocked in black on upper cover, 'British Central Africa' added by hand in white; cover worn and a little stained, upper joint partly split. Item #301355

A handsome album documenting missionary work in a little-known area.

The party, almost certainly attached to the Church of Scotland Mission, evidently enjoyed their time in Africa as they proceeded from Tanganyika into Central Africa. Among the photographs are shots of a native witch doctor, women preparing food, native sports (including pillow fighting) as well as topographical images. The also found time to hunt and thirteen pages are dedicated to big game. There are images of eland, lion, leopard, elephants, koodoo, bushbuck, hippopotamus, zebra, reedbuck, porcupine, sable, wild boar, buffalo, hartebeeste and wildebeeste.

Lastly, there is a photo of the Zomba Church belonging to the Church of Scotland Mission and one of the Blantyre Church which was completed in 1891. Inspired by the example of David Livingstone, the Church of Scotland decided to establish a mission in Malawi in the mid-1870s. It was on the basis of their influence that Malawi became a British Protectorate.

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