Three very rare original photos of Bushiri bin Salim Al Harthi the leader of the Arab revolt against the Germans taken 1888.
The second photo (blue) was according to Ref 2 (volume 1 after page 130) taken by Father Etienne Baur on march 20 1889 in Bushiri´s camp in Nzole. The photo has the same strange overlays / disturbances as ours. This is probably a rare (blue) Cyanotype photo print. Etienne Baur was head of the congregation of the Holy Ghost-Fathers in Bagamoyo.
It is very well possible that all three photos were taken by Etienne Baur as Bushiri was more or less a friend. Baur played a key role in The negotiations between the Germans and the revolting Arabs. For many details see ref 2.
Antique photo of Bushiri, the leader of the Araberaufstand
Buschiri leader of the Araberaufstand: Photographed by the French missionary P. Etienne Baur on March 20 1889 in Buschiri's camp in Nzoie. Etienne Baur tried to stay neutral between Bushiri and the Germans (in the interest of the local population) Bushiri trusted him.
Bushiri leader of the Araber aufstand