The postcards include images of the Hugenot Monument, Table Bay docks in Cape Town, Cape Town Gardens, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, Pretoria, petroglyphs in the Transvaal Museum, and Zulu and Swazi people. Jacaranda flowers are taped to the back of a postcard with an image of jacarandas in Pretoria. (Digital surrogates: landes_postcards_south_africa)
The Ruth Landes papers are open for research. The nitrate negatives in this collection have been separated from the collection and stored offsite. Access to nitrate negatives is restricted due to preservation concerns.
Access to the Ruth Landes papers requires an appointment.
Ruth Landes papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The revision of this finding aid and digitization of portions of the collection were made possible through the financial support of the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund.