Group of 14 early photo postcards of Zanzibar Stone-town 1895-1911

Group of early postcards of Zanzibar stone-town 1895-1910
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Collection of antique postcards of Zanzibar by different photographers including: Verlag Albert Aust Hamburg; Verlag Albert Luft Hamburg, Countinho Bros; ARP de Lord; A.C. Gomes & son and P de Lord;

Best source on these cards is the book by Evans (ref 1) However several of the earliest cards by Albert Aust Hamburg are missing in this reference book. 

Antique postcard zanzibar house of wonders

House of Wonders before the English bombardment (clock tower standalone)

Early postcard from the 1890's by Albert Aust Hamburg

Zanzibar German American British Consulates Albert Aust Hamburg

German, American and British Consulates

Early postcard from the 1890's by Albert Aust Hamburg

Antique postcard zanzibar

Antique postcard zanzibar boat sultan

Antique postcard zanzibar

 Antique postcard zanzibar

Zanzibar Postcard by Coutinho Brothers

Antique photo Zanzibar Mizigani Road

Note the rails and cart Mizigani Road

 

Antique postcard zanzibar

Note the canons on the Zanzibar beach, postcard by De Lord

Antique postcard zanzibar

Zanzibar Natives in a boat, postcard by de Lord

 

Antique photo Zanzibar Creek

Houses along the creek Zanzibar Stonetown

Early postcard from the 1890's by Albert Aust Hamburg

Antique photo zanzibar car

 Zanzibar antique photo Sikuku day

Zanzibar postcard Sikuku day festival

 (marking Eid Holiday at the end of Ramadan)

Antique postcard Zanzibar house of wonders

Zanzibar postcard Sikuku day festival in front of House of Wonders

 Marking Eid Holiday at the end of Ramadan, postcard by De Lord

Antique postcard Zanzibar elephant tusks

Zanzibar Postcard: Omani carved door and huge elephant tusks 

antique photo Zanzibar Cemetery

Zanzibar Cemetery Zanzibar postcard clove trees

Zanzibar Clove Trees

cription:  The photo slide-show  contains the following 14 postcard images:
  • Sultan Palast (pre 1896) by Verl. Abert Aust Hamburg. One of the oldest postcards that exist of Zanzibar. Not in Evans.
  • 572 Zanzibar vieux cimitiere Arabe by Message Maritimes Evans page 224 item 174 (publish 1907-1911)
  • Aerial view of Zanzibar A.C. Gomes & Son Zanzibar
  • H.H The Sultan´s Barge Zanzibar from 1908. A.C. Gomes & son photographers Zanzibar Dhows in Harbour
  • Zanzibar Dhows in harbor
  • Zanzibar (showing the European embassy and trading house area) verl. v. Albert Aust Hamburg One of the oldest postcards of Zanzibar. Not in Evans.
  • Zanzibar (House of Wonders) verl. v  Albert Aust Hamburg  One of the earliest postcards of Zanzibar. Not in Evans.
  • (Zanzibar street-scene and steamer)Zanzibar Coutinho brothers Photographers Zanzibar  Union Postale universelle 1899-1902  Evans page 11 item 85
  •  Zanzibar  (picture of local huts next to the creek) by Verlag v. Albert Luft Hamburg serie Ostafrika 83 See Evans p2/3 but this card not listed. One of earliest postcards.
  • Zanzibar Mizigani Road A.R.P. de Lord photo artist Zanzibar no 69 1911-1913 See Evans page 104/105 but this card with RR not listed.  Notice the many ancient canons laying on the beach!
  • A street in Zanzibar 1907-1911 Evans Page 227 but without number "184"
  • Zanzibar Mizigani Road  by P. de Lord Photo-artist no 53 Evans page 105 item 53 (47905) 1911-1913
  • Zanzibar Natives of East Africa ARP de Lord photo artist Zanzibar  49508  p 105  item 75, this card missing in Evans published 1911-1913

References:

  1. The Early postcards of Zanzibar by P.C. Evans East Africa Study Circle 2005