Northwestern University’s Collection of East African Photographs Is Now Available Online

The Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University has unveiled a new Web site where researchers can view online the Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African photographs. The digital archive contains 7,610 photographs of life in East Africa from 1860 to 1960.

The collection includes photographs of the landscape, Africans in their everyday lives, and colonial officials and private businesspeople.

Pictured here is an Ethiopian fiddler. The picture was taken in 1867 by a member of the British Tenth Company of Royal Engineers.

Readers who wish to browse through this impressive collection can do so by clicking here.