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Southern Africa postcards and stereoscopic photographs.

Identifier: MSS 561 small

Scope and Contents

11 postcards and 7 stereoscopic photographs of life in Southern Africa. Topics covered include gold mining, African villages and people, agricultural laborers, politicians, and De Beers Mines in Kimberly, South Africa. Countries covered include South Africa, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, and many unknown locations. The photographs are from approximately 1900-1910. Many of the stereoscopic photographs are dated 1901 and printed in England.


  • Creation: approximately 1900-1910

Language of Material

Text in English and German.

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright laws. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.


18 Photographic Prints (1 folder) : 11 postcards and 7 stereoscopic photographs ; postcards each 15 x 10 cm ; stereoscopic photographs each 9 x 18 cm


Collection is arranged by type of material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Source of acquisition unknown..

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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

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