OLD BLACK AFRICA in 3-D
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
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