Sunday, July 12, 2009

Northwestern U. Publishes Rare Photos of East Africa Online

Northwestern University has put online more than 7,000 rare photographs of East Africa that document the European colonization of the area from 1860 through 1960.
The images made available to the public today in the Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs were purchased by the university in 2002 for an undisclosed price.
The collection contains photographs and postcards showing how Europeans used the landscape for commercial purposes, as well as images made by anthropologists that focuses on the daily lives of East Africans. The combination helps document how European colonization changed the area, as well as what existed before the Europeans arrived.

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