The photographs are cityscapes and landscapes taken by Burton E. Ashley in Egypt, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia during the early 1930s and early 1950s. The images include views of Cape Town, South Africa; Cairo, Egypt; Port Said, Egypt, and Mozambique. Architecture depicted includes buildings in Tanzania, a mission in Zambia and the Mohammed Ali Mosque in Cairo. Additionally, there are images of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and rivers and waterfalls including the Luangwa, Nile, Zambezi and Victoria Falls. The collection also includes photos of animals, geological features and vegetation.
Slides collected by Lydia Puccinelli, Curator at the National Museum of African Art, from four photographers for a slide presentation in conjunction with a museum exhibition entitled, "Designs of the Ndebele: Beaded Craftwork in Africa," between 1977-1978. The photographers were Natalie Knight, owner of the Natalie Knight Gallery, in Johannesburg, South Africa; Suzanne Priebatsch, of Boston, Massachussetts; Peter Turner of Johannesburg, South Africa; H. de Lorm of Johannesburg, South Africa; and Rhoda Levinsohn of South Africa.
Photographs and film taken by Ruth Barnes in Somalia and Kenya during her assignment in Somalia with the U.S. Information Agency from 1969 to 1971.
Photographs taken by Carl M. Purcell during his travels through East Africa and West Africa to include Ethiopia, Senegal, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Tanzania, Gabon and Ghana. Images are mostly portraits of individuals, circa 1970.
Photographs taken by Frank and Georgette Ballance during their travels through Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco during the early 1970s.
Photographs taken by John Dean while traveling in the Sudan in 1961 and in Liberia and Sierre Leone in 1962.
Photographs taken by Richard Wechsler during his travels in Senegal and Gambia, circa 1970.
Photographs taken by Susan P. Ryan in Dakar, Senegal, in 1976.
Photographs taken by Lois Evans of Mbuti peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1970s.
An album of photographs taken between 1905 and 1907 by H.G.L. Smith or his associates to document his hunting trips in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and the accompanying African workers.