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Posts tagged "1930s"


Femmes au travail, Algérie, circa 1930



Vintage photo of Chiefs from the Yao and Angoni ethnic groups, late 1930s in (then) Nyasaland


Egyptian woman, ca. 1939 | Photographer unknown

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A. M. Duggan-Cronin, “Bomvana Initiates,” South Africa, c. 1930.

From what I understand, ‘Bomvana’ is a Xhosa clan name.

Xhosa clan names are family names which are considered more important than surnames among Xhosa people.

Each Xhosa person can trace their family history back to a specific male ancestor or stock. Mentioning the clan name of someone you wish to thank is the highest form of respect, and it is considered polite to enquire after someone’s clan name when you meet them. The clan name is also sometimes used as an exclamation by members of that clan.

When a woman marries she may take her husband’s surname, but she always keeps her own clan name, adding the prefix Ma- to it. A man and a woman who have the same clan name may not marry, as they are considered to be related.

Achimota School Boxing club

Accra, Ghana


Ph: J.K. Bruce Vanderpuije

Photo by Mama Casset

1930s, Sénégal

Photo by Mama Casset

1930s, Sénégal

© Sindika Dokolo-Revue Noire

The chief of Jamestown and his wife

Ghana, 1939

© J.K. Bruce Vanderpuije



Cross River Ibo. Nkporo tribe. ‘Isiji masquerade. photo taken by Dr.G.I.Jones, 1931
Vintage Nigerian photos


Iliara, Nigeria.


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Silent footage of daily life in Tunisia taken in the 1930s.

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1930s Algeria - Algiers Cafe


A beach house in Lagos, 1930s.
Vintage Nigerian photos

Looks like a fortress.


Two Nubian women in Kenya, circa 1930s


“Members of the elephant society, wearing beaded elephant masks and feathered headdresses, pose for a French missionary photographer in the market place of Bandjoun, Cameroon, 1930.” (Dallas Museum of Art)

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