Auction 351 Photography - Film
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PHOTOGRAPHS -- SOUTH AFRICA -- ALBUM containing photographs of the construction of railways in South Africa. (c. 1890). 50 albumen prints on mounts (15 x 20 mm), the majority captioned in and under the photos. 4°-obl. In cont. cl. bind. (Bind. dam./stained).

The Netherlands–South African Railway Company (Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorwegmaatschappij) or NZASM was a railway enterprise established in 1887. The Pretoria - Delagoa Bay (Maputo) line, with a length of 562 kilometres, was opened on 6 November 1894 and is still in use today. The railway company employed about 3000 people (1500 from the Netherlands). The photographs are taken between kilometer 62,3 and 90 ('Krokodilpoort'). One other mounted (a bit dam.) photograph is loosely inserted, with a stamp of photographer P. Marcos Bruno on back side. Perhaps he is also the photographer of the other photos.

€ 300

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