This collection is comprised of a photographic album, dating from 1897-1903, that includes images of Momabassa, and Frere Town in Kenya and the Ankole, Toro and Mengo regions of Uganda and some locations in between. African peoples depicted include the Waniki and Banma. Subjects include the French Roman Catholic mission station at Budu, Mengo Church, Mengo Hospital, CMS station in Koki, the Koki Roman Catholic station, House and enclosure of the King of Koki, missionaries and their families, and wives and children of chiefs. Some of the figures depicted include Reverend H. Clayton, Reverend W. H. R. Leakey, Reverend Ernest Millar, missionaries, including Miss Walker, Miss Chadwick, and Miss Brown; Sir Apolo Kaggwa; Kamswaga, King of Koki, and Kahara, King of Akole as well as local chiefs, Lieutenant Hobart; A. C. Hattersley, and Archibald Walker.
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art