Photo Collection

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HISTORICAL

Black & white stills

CHINA

Yenan, 1944 (Chinese Communist Stronghold)

Red Army

Chinese Communist leaders, including: Mao Tse Tung, Chu-Teh, Chou En Lai, Yeh Chien Chien Ying, Lin Piao

Susumu Okano, Head of Japanese Communist Party

American Foreign Service Officers, Gen. Hurley, Maj. Barrett, Lt. Herbert Hitch, Captain Champion, Peterkin, Whittlesey, Hatem

Photo collection: Borscht Belt historical photos

Brooks Atkinson, Lady Lindsay of Birken

Chiang Kai Shek

RHODESIA

Cecil Rhodes

Cecil Rhodes and group of followers

Rhodes in Matopo Hills

Death mask of Cecil Rhodes

Matabele warrior, circa 1890

Armed whites with black prisoners, caption: “Matabele murderers at Fort Mangwe”

African woman with child

Hanging a native

SOUTH AFRICA

19th and 20th centuries

Anglo-Boer War

TRANSKEI

People

Sekukuni (Bapedi chief)

UNITED KINGDOM

Queen Victoria and family, original photo cards

ZULULAND

Zulu Wars

Bambata Rebellion, 1906

KAHNAWAKE, CANADA, 1956

People and buildings

EGYPT, 1961

Egyptian village, Harrania: people, dwellings, tapestries.

Cairo: views and people

The pyramids

The Nile

Karnak

NOTE: the colour photos – except for two pix of tapestries – are badly faded, almost to sepia.

MEXICO, 1963

Colour and black & white

Wide variety of people, places, archaeology

BRITISH HONDURAS (later BELIZE), 1963

Colour and black & white

Portraits

Belize, people and buildings

Policemen

Bottles recovered from the ocean

Volunteer force on parade

Aerial views

Mountain Pine Ridge

Kekchi Indians, various; traditional dance

Punta Gorda

Black Caribs, including dancing

Seaside

River fishing

Workers sorting oranges

Small plane

Aerials

JAMAICA, 1964

Views, people, parrots, buildings, festival dancers, country scenes

CUBA, 1964

All black & white

Havana: people and buildings

  • May 1 parade: Fidel Castro makes speech, Che Guevare listens, marchers, faces in
  • Crowd
  • Fidel making speech in auditorium
  • Fidel posters
  • Revolutionary posters
  • Marti statue
  • Havana carnival
  • Shooting film “SOY CUBA” on university steps
  • Russian film director Mihail Kalatazov
  • Cameraman Urusevsk
  • Alfredo Guevara, head of ICAIC
  • Military band

Cane cutting

Flora

Artist Portocarrero with his paintings

Revolutionary art

Indian dancer Hemlata Devi Hakansson

Haitian dancer

Nightclub and performers

Ballet dancers and musicians

Beach at Bay of Pigs

Carib Indian artefacts

LONDON, ENGLAND, 1965/1966

Carnaby Street

Royal Hospital, Chelsea

Portobello Road antiques market

LONDON, ENGLAND, JULY 1967

Congress on the Anatomy of Violence & the Dialectics of Liberation

Held at the Roundhouse

Audience

Personalities: Allen Ginsberg, R.D. Laing, Alan Berke, Paul Sweezey, Stokely Carmichael, Michael X, Julian Beck (Living Theatre)

NOTE: SOME NEGATIVES VERY THIN

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, 1967

Santiago: people and views, soldiers

Rural views

Church, graveyard

The Cibao: people and views

HAITI, 1967

Port-au-Prince: views, people, folk art

CHICAGO, 1968

Democratic Convention riots

ISRAEL, 1969

People and places

EGYPT, 1970

Suez Canal defences

Cairo: views and people

JORDAN, 1970

Petra, ancient city

Desert views

Camels

WOUNDED KNEE, 1973

Photos from the occupation of the historical site by American Indian Movement

SIERRA LEONE, 1974

Black & white only

Town scenes and people

NIGERIA, 1974

Lagos: town views, people, harbour, folk art,

Northern Nigeria: buildings, people, rural scenes

LESOTHO, 1974

Countryside, rural scenes, bicycle spinning wheel

SOUTH AFRICA, 1974

Eastern Transvaal: rural scenes, Swazi traditional dwellings

E. HOWARD HUNT, 1974

Photos relating to Hunt’s earlier life (all b&w):

  • Brown University
  • World War II
  • Postwar
  • Hollywood writer
  • CIA operative

Senate Hearings on Watergate (b&w)

Hunt’s teacher, Prof. I.J. Kapstein (b&w)

?? of Brigade 2506 (b&w)

Hunt at his home in Virginia, April 1974 (colour)

Hunt at his home in Virginia, with daughters, with film crew (b&w)

Miami (colour):

  • Memorial to Brigade 2506
  • Marble map of Cuba
  • Hunt’s old Miami house
  • Hunt’s current Miami house
  • Views of Cuban Miami

Hamburg, NY (colour), where Hunt was raised

Artwork

Newspaper clippings, with photos, relating to Hunt’s life

SWAZILAND, 1975

Nature reserve: wildlife, fauna

Views, people, border with South Africa, gambling, female forestry workers, waterfall

CUBA, 1975

Black & white and colour

Santiago: views and people, vintage cars

Moncada Barracks

Campo school

Bohio: peasants’ dwelling

Countryside

Havana views and people

Fidel’s older brother

Beach

NEWFOUNDLAND, 1975

Election period

Corner Brook: views

Joey Smallwood in TV studio, and making speech

Smallwood in his garden

Smallwood’s house, including aerial

Smallwood speaking with neighbour

Jeff Sterling in TV studio

St. John’s: people and views

Coastal views

Aerial views, including moose

MOZAMBIQUE, 1975

A few shots

ARIZONA, 1976

Some views

NAMIBIA, 1976

Colour

Some aerial views

RHODESIA, 1976

CIVIL WAR

(Black & white and colour)

Military passing-out parade: military, weapons, athletics, school children

Peter Van Der Byl (Minister of Defence) gives speech

Africans

“Protected village” fenced in by barbed wire and protected by soldiers to prevent contact between villagers and “ters” (“terrorists”)

White sergeant-major with black troops

Tribal reserve: dwellings, animals, people

Salisbury (pre-Harare): Rhodes statue, buildings, people, street scenes, railway station, police, soldiers

Alan Savory, opponent of war

Military funeral

Game of bowls

P.M. Ian Smith’s residence; P.M. Smith

White farm: white family, black nanny with white child, ridgeback dog, tobacco barn, farm school, farmworkers, workers prepare for dance, dance

Victoria Falls

Bushman paintings

Game reserve

SOUTH AFRICA, 1976

Ndebele Village

Soweto

Black soccer match

White schoolboys play rugby in bare feet

White car, black chauffeur

Crossroads shantytown

Transkei views

Eastern Transvaal

Johannesburg views

Minehead

Black nanny with black baby and white child

Rand Afrikaans University

Pretoria: Strydom statue, university, professors, students, covered wagon, Afrikaner monument

Bridge over Fish River

Fort Hare University, subversive broadsheet on wall

Port Elizabeth

André Brink

1820 Settlers statue, Grahamstown

Young musicians

Veldt scenes, back-hoe

Mine dancers

LESOTHO, 1978

Artist who weaves art in trees

Weavers

Views of Lesotho

People, dwellings, agriculture, horseman

Maseru (capital): views, people, statue of Basuto warrior, statue of Moshoeshoe (founder of Basuto nation)

National flag

Steam train engine

Anti-apartheid activist Mrs. Mafeking (in forced exile)

Molefi Pheto, South African poet (in exile)

Sam ?, PAC activist who escaped from South African jail, school-teacher

Student activists in exile. Some of these were probably later murdered in a terrorist attack by South African military on Maseru

Male traditional dancers

Damani, historian

BOTSWANA, 1978

Gaberone, capital: views, people, pastimes

Gaberone buildings: British High Commission, Anglo-American building, Parliamentary building, war memorial, among others

Countryside: dwellings, people, donkey cart, bullock cart, rural activities, baobab tree, rural graveyard

Birds

Joe Matthews, South African academic and writer, in exile

Henry ? ANC activist in exile

Papa ? ANC activist in exile

Joe Gqabi, ANC activist in exile. Later murdered by South African government operatives

Lanford Ganyile, old activist from 1960 Transkei uprising, in exile

Okavango Delta: views , animals, people, dwellings

ZAMBIA, 1978

Lusaka (capital): views, dwellings, people, flora

TANZANIA, 1978

Dar-es-Salaam (capital): views and people

ANC HQ: ANC leader Mac Maharaj and others

ANC member Don Ngubeni at Radio Freedom (ANC radio-in-exile)

Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) training camp for South African guerrillas

PAC leader Elias Ntloedibe

SOUTH AFRICA, 1978

Eastern Transkei: rural views and people

NIGERIA, 1982

INAUGURATION OF 51st EMIR of KATSINA, NIGERIA

His Highness Alhaji Muhammadu Usman Kabir

February, 1982

Once-in-a-lifetime event.

Colourful parade of horsemen and liveried retainers, with drums and other indigenous musical instruments, swords and muskets, outside palace.

Over 100 slides and 35mm prints

Portraits of Nigerians

Market scenes

Shop-owners seated in their stalls

Street vendor carrying goods on tray on head

Gardener with raised bed garden watering his vegetables

Fruitbats, including dead male

Baobab tree

2 Nigerians carry portrait of Pope

Hairstyles for “The Modern Barbing Centre”

Nature park with wildlife

Planting rice

Open air mosque, Kano, with worshippers

Dam construction, Bauchi province

Views of Lagos, buildings, street scenes

Lagos harbour

Boatmen

Village market

Sugar cane vendors

Pole vaulting

Yellow bus

Fisherman

Military bandsmen in white uniforms

Aerial views of collection of huts

Newspaper vendor

Tanker in harbour

Artwork

Power line

Supermarket

Olesegun Obosanjo, chicken farmer, former general and head of state, and future head of state

LEBANON, 1983

Bombing of American Embassy, 19/4/1983

Lebanon: views and people

  • Beirut: people, buildings, refugee camp, damage from civil war.St. George Hotel,
  • war-damaged sports stadium, corniche,American University, American patrol,
  • Sidon: people, buildings, refugee camp
  • South Lebanon: village, war damage, refugees, Unicef building, UN checkpoint,
  • Belfort Castle

ISRAEL, 1983

Jerusalem: views and people.

East Jerusalem: views and people, Israeli farmers hiring Arab labour, mosque,

West Bank:

  • Afrat settlement: Shaked (town planner of Afrat), Ben Ari family,
  • Qiryat Arba settlement: Ha’etzni
  • Bethlehem, village, deserted refugee camp near Jericho, Palestinian refugee
  • camp, destroyed olive tree, man ploughing with mule, Israeli soldiers,
  • Major Gissan, military spokesman, map of West Bank, Israeli school
  • children with bus, scenery near Hamra (Israeli settlement). . Village of El
  • Khader, Israeli settlement of Daniel. Israeli settlement of Ofra; Abe Berman,
  • Zev and family. El Hindi family, living outside Ofra. Settlement of Ma’ale
  • Adumin. Rashid Ali Hijazi, whose land Ma’ale Adumin was built on.
  • Settlements of El Azar, Alon Shvut. Nablus. Settlement ads and posters.

Jordan Valley: Arab farm, Biddya: onion field, banana plantation, wheat-field, orange trees, olive tree.

Be’it Dajan: Shaka family, Ibrahim Matar.

Allenby Bridge crossing to Jordan.

SOUTH AFRICA, 1985

Transkei: people and places

  • migrant workers
  • posters
  • people in traditional dress
  • roof thatching
  • body adornments
  • black township
  • grave markers

SOUTH AFRICA, 1990

Soweto: views and people

  • school, schoolchildren, classroom
  • Funeral, with parade of bands; graveyard
  • Peter Ngwenya, director of Soweto Children’s Theatre
  • People and dwellings
  • Zionist Church meeting
  • Rally at sports stadium for re-inauguration of the Communist Party, with Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Joe Slovo, Chris Hani (later murdered)

Market Theatre

Children’s entertainment, outdoors at Market Theatre

Dancers outside Market Theatre

FUBA exterior

Soweto Children’s Theatre in rehearsal

FUBA: James Mthoba in rehearsal for CARDS UP!

Johannesburg: Bellevue and Yeoville

Mabopane (black township): pro-ANC demo, with marchers

Pretoria: workers demonstrate

Cape Town: some views

ZIMBABWE,

Harare: buildings and people

Rural scenes and people

AIDS activists and demonstration, AIDS posters

SOUTH AFRICA, 1995

Zulu-Natal

Valley Trust, Botha’s Hill. Clinic: patients, murals

Various traditional healers, their medicines (muti), patients, traditional dress

BLACK SEA REGION,

Trabizon

Novorossirsk

Yalta

Odessa

Danube Delta

Istanbul

DANUBE REGION,

Danube River, Passau to delta

Passau

Mauthausen concentration camp

Vienna

Bratislava

Gabcikovo Dam

Budapest

Mohacs

Novi Sad (including bombed bridges)

Iron Gate, Romania

Bulgaria

Bucharest

Tulcea

PERSONALITIES

Olesegun Abasanjo

Ray Alexander

Lindsay Anderson, film director

Ronald Biggs, British Great Train Robber

André Brink, South African novelist

Stokely Carmichael

Fidel Castro

Peter Cook

Costa-Gavras

Ross Devenish, South African theatre, film, and tv director

John Emmerson, Foreign Service Officer

Sen. Fulbright

Bill Foure, South African film director

Ken Gampu, South African actor

Alfredo Guevara, head of ICAIC, Cuba

Ernest Hemingway

E. Howard Hunt, Watergate conspirator

John Kani, South African actor

Gibson Kente, South African dramatist

R.D. Laing

Anthony Lewis, journalist

Ray Ludden, Foreign Service Officer

Arthur Maimane, South African journalist

John Matshikiza, South African actor and writer

Thomas Mogotlane, South African actor

Dudley Moore

James Mthoba, South African dramatist

Thami Mzwai, South African journalist

Lewis Nkosi, South African writer

Patriarch Bartholomew I

Francis Gary Powers, U-2 pilot

Dolly Rathebe, South African singer and actress

Lionel Rogosin, American film director

Jerry Rubin

Erica Rutherford, Canadian artist

George Seldes, journalist

Wally Serote, South African writer

Jack Service, Foreign Service Officer

Oliver Schmitz, South African film director

William Shatner

Joey Smallwood

Jeff Sterling

George Stevens, Jr.

Paul Sweezey

Antony Thomas, South African film and tv director

Joe Thloloe, South African journalist

Jamie Uys, South African film director

Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister

Michael X
RECENTLY ADDED:

NELSON MANDELA: PRISONER TO PRESIDENT 23-panel photomontage of Mandela’s life and career

THE MAKING OF THE SILENT FILM “SILIVA THE ZULU”, 1927

ZULULAND 1927

HARRANIA, an Egyptian village, 1961

INAUGURATION OF 51st EMIR of KATSINA, NIGERIA

His Highness Alhaji Muhammadu Usman Kabir, February, 1982

US CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS, 1964: includes Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, Ralph Bunche, James Farmer, Lewis Michaux,

John Lewis, James Baldwin, Bob Moses, Malcolm X, A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin

VOODOO unique collection of photos taken in Haiti in the late 1950s by ethnographer Francis Huxley. As well as portraits of Haitian people and their land, there are invaluable photographic records of Voodoo practice and priests.

SANGOMA Traditional healers in Zululand

US CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS, photographed by Robert Elfstrom in 1964: includes Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, Ralph Bunche, James Farmer, Lewis Michaux, John Lewis, James Baldwin, Bob Moses, Malcolm X, A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin

BOMBING OF AMERICAN EMBASSY, BEIRUT, 19 April 1983 (47 images)

BORSCHT BELT, NEW YORK STATE, historical collection

WOUNDED KNEE, seizure by American Indian Movement, 1973

Videos, previews, stock footage, and photos from the collection are available in different formats from Villon Films.