Kafir Women & Children, Port Elizabeth

photographic print

PHOTOGRAPHS
South Africa, Port Elizabeth
paper
overall: 4-1/2 x 7-1/8 in.

Photograph; Kafir Women & Children, Port Elizabeth; photograph from the album 2005.34.118 collected by Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899) during his travels as a shipmaster to South Africa; image of two women with two children, one wearing a leopard skin bag, labeled as Kafir, currently an ethnic slur for black Africans, though there are many accounts where it is used without derogatory connotations during the time period the photograph was taken in; printed on bottom "KAIFR WOMEN & CHILDREN."


2005.34.118.10

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