These photographs portray rural and urban areas in South Africa near Krugersdorp, Hatherley, Pretoria, Lydenburg, Paard Kraal, Krugersdorp and Johansburg aorund 1892. The images show the development of Johannesburg: Market Buildings, Natal Bank, Grand National Hotel, Palace Buildings, Market Place, Wanderers' Club (the second oldest athletics club in South Africa), Post Office and other buildings. There are also images (and news clippings) of local businesses, such as Hatherly Distillery and Eerste Managing; and of gold mine companies, such as Princess Estate Gold Mine, Willons Silver Mine and Ferreira Mine (established by Colonel Ignatius Philip Ferreira around 1886). The photographs also portray the local community and possibly a family who emigrated from Madeira, since there are pictures of this Portuguese island inserted in the album; as well as native Kaffir Kraal individuals.
One of the most impressive images is a portrait of President Paul Kruger (1825 - 1904) and his wife Gezina Susanna Fredrika Wilhelmina du Plessis (1831-1901). Kruger was president of the South African Republic from 1883 until his flight to Europe in 1900, after the outbreak of the Second Boer War.
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