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Title:  Late Chief Mipiganina (Zulu), Zululand, Natal, South Africa
Work Type:  photographs
Creator:  Duggan-Cronin, Alfred Martin (1874-1954, South African, Irish), photographer
Date:  between 1919 and 1936
Dimensions:  image 49 x 37 cm., on cardboard mount 59 x 47 cm.
Location:  Subject: South Africa
Topics:  portrait photographs; ethnographic photographs; ethnology; tribal chiefs; indigenous peoples; Zulu (African people); men; clothing and dress
Materials/Techniques:  gelatin silver process
Sepia toned gelatin silver print.
Note:  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.
Related Work:  part of Photographs of Indigenous Peoples of Southern Africa
Related Information:  HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Tozzer Library
Record Identifier: olvwork576588
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