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Africa through a lens: The National Archives

The UK National Archives presents this collection of images taken over 100 years of African history, dating from the 1870s to the 1960s. The photographs document life during the Colonial period in Africa, showing visiting British royals, anthropological observations, hospitals, mission schools, and local markets. An 8-minute introductory presentation by the National Archives Diverse Histories Specialist, Jenni Orme, provides context by pointing out the differing attitudes found in the colonial era vs. the present day. A small selection of the images here can be browsed on the National Archives website; to see the complete collection (CO 1069 series), links are provided to Flickr, where the images are arranged in groups by geography. The National Archives also invites visitors to add their own knowledge, by tagging and commenting on the images on Flickr.
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June 19th, 2015
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June 18th, 2015 at 12:32pm
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June 18th, 2015 at 1:53pm
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