London Street Art.
Adoo Quamina in war dress, a captain and courtier to the Ashanti king at Coomassie (Kumasi).
The Cape of Good Hope and surrounding countries. 19th century.
The beginning of modern historiography in South Africa is set to 6 April 1652, when the Dutchman Jan van Riebeeck on behalf of the Dutch East India Company (Dutch Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, VOC) established a supply station at the Cape of Good Hope. The Cape Dutch brought many slaves from Indonesia, Madagascar and India into the country. Beginning of the year 1743 the number of slaves in the province was significantly higher than that of European settlers.
African King of Bussa. Kingdom of Oyo, Western Sudan. Historical clothing.
Roi de Boussa.
Africa. Girl from Timbuktu. Historical clothing.
Jeune fille de Timbouctou (Afrique). Continue reading
Bornu empire. Sudan Africa. Girl from Kano. Historical clothing.
Africa Sudan, girl from Kano. Historical clothing.
South African medicine man costume.
From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.
Hairstyle of a girl from the African tribe of Yetsang (Southern Cameroons).
Bodyguard of Sultan Sanda of Bornu, Dikwa Emirate Nigeria 1930s.
Gallery: The dark continent; Africa, the landscape and the people by Hugo Adolf Bernatzik