Thursday, July 02, 2009


From Northwestern University Library's collection of more than 7,600 photos chronicling the European colonization of East Africa between 1860 and 1960. Taken by European explorers, colonial officials, settlers, missionaries, military officials, travelers, and early commercial photographers, the photos document the changing relationships among Africans and between Africans and Europeans during a period of dramatic change.

A Kikuyu warrior buying a wife from her father, the King, (payment in goats), East Africa.

Kikuyu women with water vessels (gourds) beside village store-houses, East Africa.

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