Zulu Shampoo and Bug Removal in 1903\
Africa is such a diverse continent. There are so many different types of tribes, peoples, landscapes and animals. I am sure I could easily create a whole blog for each category and never come close to exposing the richness of the dark continent! I have included photos from various times depicting various scenes. With Africa being a central part of WWII, the continent was deeply embroiled and forever changed by the conflict. Be sure to let me know your favorite or most moving photo, I always appreciate the feedback. My favorite is the 1903 Zulu Motor Cab, but I am most intrigued by the little boy standing inside the elephant leg, what an odd thing!
Zulu Land – Old Africa in 1903
This man, Renty, was an African-born slave owned by B.F. Taylor from Columbia, South Carolina when this portrait was taken in 1850.
The Zulu Motor Cab in 1903 (1)
Teddy Roosevelt station subsequent to a passed elephant on his African Expedition, 1909-1910
Explorers Martin and Osa Johnson with their craft “The Spirit of Africa and Borneo” confront Marut tribesmen while on Safari, circa 1935.
Kaffir Kraal Zulu Land 1903 (7)
Kraal in 1903 (8)
Rickshaw runner 1903 (5)
British soldiers teach African natives how to operate a 3.7cm anti-aircraft gun
Autochrome of an armed Swazi warrior, Cape Town, South Africa, 1930.
Deutsch-Ostafrika, Askariboy im Elefantenfuss
A group of South West African Herero people, starving after fleeing from their German rulers, 1907.