Captain T. W. Sheffield African Safari Notebook with Promotional Materials and Ephemera
Medium Album: 47 vintage gelatin silver prints and photographic reproductions
Photo Date 1930 ca. Print Date 1930 ca.
Dimensions 11.5 x 9.5 in. (292 x 241 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
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Album: 47 vintage gelatin silver prints and photographic reproductions
An album of photographs and articles documenting and promoting Safari expeditions led by Captain T.W. Sheffield of Santa Barbara, CA. The latter is an eloquent writer, whose prose drips with the tone of Colonized Africa and the attendant romance visitors might have in store. "And now the steamer approaches the harbor and we see the modern outlines of Government House...so similar to the harbor skylines of London or Boston, and we feel that is is indeed centuries since Sheba toyed with Solomon's susceptible heart..." Contains 47 vintage gelatin silver prints, many of which are credited to Frank Anderson, as well as numerous photographic reproductions, newspaper clippings, maps, and other ephemera. A booklet called "Native Social Life" by Rev. S.F. Gilkes Aitchison (Durban: Josiah Jones Limited, n.d.), which strives to create an honest account of the "...Manners, Customs, Superstitions & Folk Lore of Some of the Native Tribes of South Africa" is its own study in Colonial anthropology unto itself. And Sheffield's fascinating brochure, complete with local fees for killing big game (75 Pound Sterling for the year), is also folded into the album. Three-ring binder with some wear, with numerous illustrations loose from their mounts.
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