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Auction #113 begins on 29 Feb 2024

W Roe & Sons

Photographic Views Roe & Sons, Graaff-Reinet

Published: W Roe & Son, Graaff-Reinet, no date

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Early original work by noted photographer William Roe, who worked in Graaff-Reinet and on the Diamond Fields for some 50 years, later assisted by his son, W  E  Roe. There is a permanent exhibition of his work in the local museum, and he was acknowledged as an equal of Arthur Elliott. Roe and son died within 2 years of each other in 1914 and 1916. The work is not dated, nor does it appear in SABIB. It is presumed to predate 1900.

A PhD thesis on the photographer appeared last year: Die rol van neëntiende-eeuse fotografie in eietydsebewaring: William Roe en Graaff-Reinet.J F Malherbe, 2014 Univ. Stellenbosch, but the author was seemingly not aware of this work, as it does not get a mention, or appear in her bibliography.

Six pages of scenic photos mounted on heavy card, in original marked and slightly damaged covers. Small Folio size.

  • Binding Condition: Poor
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Size: 410 x 320 mm
  • Sold By: Africana Books
  • Contact Person: Stefan Blank
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 021 4475741
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Direct deposit/EFT to our account, or Visa, Master & Amex cards - but an extra 5% will be debited for card chgs.. Paypal also welcome, but 7% charge will be levied, as there are PP &repatriation fees to be paid.
  • Trade Associations: Member of SABDA

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