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A HANDSOME ARISTOCRAT from the CONGO

A HANDSOME ARISTOCRAT from the CONGO A HANDSOME ARISTOCRAT from the CONGO SWAHILI GIRLS of ZANZIBAR SWAHILI GIRLS of ZANZIBAR MASKED SWAHILI GIRLS VILLAGE OF THE KAVIRONDO near LAKE VICTORIA BAKETE CHIEF with NATIVE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS in the CONGO BISHAREEN "FUZZY WUZZY" MEN from the ARABIAN DESERT of OLD AFRICA HUGE DUGOUT CANOE at YAKUSU in the CONGO MEN OF THE CONGO --- Constructing a HUGE VILLAGE LONG HOUSE THE DRUMS OF THE AFRICAN CONGO --- At the Village of IKOKO on the Shores of LAKE NTOMBA TRAINING FOR WAR -- Laughing ZULU Make a MOCK CHARGE at the PHOTOGRAPHER in ZULU LAND WOMEN OF THE CONGO Ready a Banana Plantation  --- WHITE GUY IN THE BACK MAKES SURE THEY KEEP AT IT THE ZULU BRIDE and her COIFFURE A ZULU BABE in ZULU LAND HUMAN MOLES --- the Black Man digs the White Man's Gold, Deep Under Ground in Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA BLACK GUIDES HELP THE WHITE HUNTER IN HIS QUEST FOR GAME AN ELEPHANT HUNT in OLD AFRICA -- A Night's Bag for a White Hunter IVORY ON A SIDE STREET of MOMBASA -- Ready to Ship to America IVORY FROM THE AFRICAN JUNGLES Being Readied for Export in the City of MOMBASA

AFRICA. A continent of great natural beauty and unending discoveries about our human history --- and also home to a few of Okinawa Soba's in-laws and friends.

Everybody around here knows that I have a bone to pick with certain continuing, modern-day aspects of certain tribal cultures throughout the world --- including some wacky White and Asian "tribes" in both Japan and the USA. However, my complaints against certain primitive customs still practiced by a few tribes who happen to inhabit the continent featured here should not be construed as a disdain of all things African.

To the contrary, thanks to (and through) my relatives and in-laws, I have found a great love for Africa in many respects, and treasure every moment that I have spent there. It is the one place on earth, perhaps more than any other, that I would like to return to.

The photos I have dug out to post here have been sitting in a box for many years. I actually have MANY MORE, but these were the most interesting to me. The last time I dug them out was in 1988 --- 20 years ago....for a roving 3-D Display of Old Africa held in Okinawa, Japan. It is estimated that over 10,000 Okinawan school kids saw these (and views of many other countries and continents) in large banks of "Roto Viewers" that allowed then to jump right into the photos in real 3-D.

Hello again after 20 years in the box.

All of these were taken over 100 years ago, and were scanned from the original images for posting here on flickr

Although there are only about 30 different views here, with a handful accompanied by enlargements, I hope you finds a few that are interesting and useful.

These fine old photos add a nice "racial" and "cultural" balance to the 1,001 shots of my old Japanese in-laws....especially those GEISHA girls who like to dip their faces in buckets of white paint for some strange reason.

Even among us humans, "Variety is the Spice of Life".

This set is a "Sister Set" to two others :

BLACK AFRICA ZULU LAND

and

BLACK AMERICA.

All images are free to download for your own personal use, including your own website or blog pages.

Teachers and students may freely use anything on my site for classroom use, illustrating a homework report. Please crop, color, "Photoshop", and create with them however you want to.

For website users and bloggers, thanks in advance for a link back to flickr.

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