31 original photographs relating to the guerrilla war in the Cape Colony. Most 155 x 205 mm in size with a few smaller photographs of 120 x 165 mm. Each photograph bears a contemporary annotation on the back.
The images include:
The Oudtshoorn District Mounted Troops
23rd I.Y. Captain Griffiths squadron at Cradock
Col. De Lisle’s column passing through Cradock
A notorious rebel J. van Heerden receiving sentence of death which was commuted to penal servitude for life
Major Maurice, The Commandant of Middelburg, reading the sentence of death passed on the rebel Marais
Col. Copley and the officers of his column
Of particular interest is a sequence of five photographs (each 155 x 205 mm) of the members of General Willem Fouche’s commando (some wearing captured British uniforms) posing for photographs, gathering rations, etc., after they had entered Cradock to surrender after the cessation of hostilities.
The photographs are loose and are preserved in plastic sleeves. Some are a faded and four bear minor repairs but overall a remarkable series of photographs in good condition.
No date, circa 1901-1902