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Africa is the companion Website to a PBS series being broadcast September 9 - October 28, 2001. The Photoscope section has five photo essays, on AIDS, Conflict, Urban Africa, Environment, and Women. Urban Africa presents views of contrasts, like a man cutting lettuce in a field under a billboard advertising Internet access, an aerial view of shacks in Cape Town's Philippi Township, and a...
The Winterton College of East African Photographs: 1860-1960

The website of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University offers visitors to its site a digital feast of images of East Africa from 1860-1960. A portion of the Winterton Collection of East African photographs, acquired by the library at the end of 2002, has already been digitized, and the entire collection of photographs has been inventoried and is available...
The Art of African Exploration

Especially for the armchair explorer, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries has selected materials for this web exhibition from its Russell E. Train Africana Collection. Documenting European explorations of Africa from the late 18th through the 19th century, some of the artifacts pre-date photography. At that time, it was important for expeditions to include an artist, who could record what was...