Photographs by Captain Alfred Friendly depicting rock paintings, people, cities, Kariba Dam, and scenery in Africa. Friendly made the photographs in Nairobi National Park, Nyeri, Kenya; Uganda; Lake Albert; Lake Kivu; Lake McIlwaine (now Lake Chivero); Nswatugi Cave and Silozwane Cave in Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe; Cape Town and Johannesburg, Brotherton, Mushroom Hill, Sigubudu, and Olivier's Hoek, South Africa; Guinea; Dakar, Senegal; Lagos, Nigeria; Djenne, Mali; Leopoldville (now Kinshasa), Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Some photographs may have been used in Alfred Friendly's illustrated lecture on "Bushman Paintings" at the Freer Gallery of Art in 1961.
Captain Alfred Friendly (1911-1983) graduated from Amherst College in 1933 and began work for the US Department of Commerce. From 1935 to 1936, he traveled around the United States with his friend Chalmers M. Roberts, which he described in a book entitled "The Trek: or, Adventures in Depression America." Friendly was hired as a reporter for the Washington Daily News (later the Washington Post) until World War II, when he served in the Military Intelligence Service. He helped to transform The Washington Post into a national publication while serving as its managing editor (1955-1965). From his retirement as managing editor until 1971, Friendly worked as a roving reporter for the Post and won a Pulitzer Prize in journalism for his coverage of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 99-39
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Amherst College Archives and Special Collections holds the Alfred Friendly (AC 1933) Papers.