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Photograph - Family & Hut, South Africa, circa 1902 Image Reg. No: MM 127769

One of 74 black and white photographs contained within a hard-covered photograph album.

Inscribed on front page of the album 'M.G.A. Warner'. Belonged to Sister Mabel Ashton Warner, who served in Queen Alexandra's Royal Nursing Service.

Photographs are glued into album, and are generally very faded. Some appear commercially-produced; others are rough and amateurish (for example, not cut straight).

The album contains many copyright official photos of the Boer War, Spion Kop memorial, armoured train, hospital trains, horse drawn field ambulance unit, nurses, wards, stretcher bearers, groups of soldiers, block-houses, camps, etc. Several images show interior of Kimberley Military Hospital medical and surgical wards. Includes an image of 'self' with two other nurses. Several are dated 1902.

Kimberley Military Hospital was hospital no.11 during the Boer War. Kimberley is the capital city of the province of Northern Cape, South Africa. It was beseiged during the Boer War, from 14 October 1899 to 15 February 1900.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Five men and five children standing in front of a hut. South Africa, circa 1902.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss Thekla Kirchner, 1986
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 75 mm (Height), 99 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: clothing, portraits, huts, boer war 1899-1902
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Personal Effects
Tertiary Classification: photography
Inscriptions: Hand written in black ink on the album page; 'Kaffirs'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Place Depicted: South Africa, circa 1902

Place photographs taken
Place Made: Cape Town, South Africa

Place album manufactured.
Past Owner: Sister Mabel Warner, circa 1902

Approximate date, based on dates of Boer War

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