gelatin silver process Sepia toned gelatin silver print.
General: Title from recto. Signed by photographer. Historical: Born in Ireland, Alfred Martin Duggan-Cronin arrived in Kimberley, South Africa, in 1897 to work for De Beers Consolidated Mines as a security officer. He became interested in photography and started to keep a photographic record of the different tribes working in the diamond mines. In 1919, encouraged by Maria Wilman, curator of McGregor Museum, he undertook the first of many expeditions to the rural tribal areas of southern Africa to photograph the indigenous peoples and their traditional ways of life. Provenance: Gift of Dr. Thomas Barbour, 1937.
part of Photographs of Indigenous Peoples of Southern Africa