Tuesday, June 30, 2009

East African Photographs

An excellent resource for anthropologists and researchers of East African colonial history. The Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs: 1860 - 1960 forms part of the collection of Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, NorthWestern University. The digital library provides free access to over 7,000 photographs assembled by the British collector Humphrey Winterton which document the life and development of the peoples and nations of East Africa during this period. They include photographs of native peoples and races; the travels of European explorers, traders and colonialists, the development of the British Empire and urbanisation. The database can be searched by keyword or browsed.
Link: http://repository.library.northwestern.edu/winterton/
Access: Free