New Arrivals 31st to 6th of November 2013

Fransen (H.) comp. A CAPE CAMERA, the architectural beauty of the old Cape, photographs from the Arthur Elliott Collection in the Cape Archives
224 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1993) 2013. R295
Arthur Elliot, born in or near New York around 1870, came to South Africa in the late 1880s. He started taking photographs during the South African War after receiving a quarter-plate camera as a gift. After arriving in Cape Town as a refugee in 1900 he began to focus on recording historic landmarks in the city and its surroundings. For most of the rest of his life he lived in Long Street, where he had his studio.

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