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 The Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs:1860-1960


The Winterton Collection

Because photographs are integral to the study of Africa, the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies includes photographs in its collections and is committed to making them available for scholarly research and curricular support. In December 2002, the Herskovits Library acquired the Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African photographs. The Winterton Collection includes about 7,610 photographs organized in 76 separate albums, scrapbooks or loose collections. The photographs depict life, primarily in East Africa, between about 1860 and 1960. The Winterton Collection adds immeasurably to the breadth and depth of the Herskovits Library’s photographic collections.


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Central Mombasa in British East Africa (Kenya).

Assorted photos of Sisal plantation in Mombasa, Mombasa, Zanzibar and Dar-es-salaam.