Above: a daguerreotype from March 1850. Woman of Congolese parents.

Bantu and Pygmy: two tribes  often found together.

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Two women given in pawn on their husband's debt. Cameroon, 1929.

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An Ashante doctor in 1874.

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Above: a Pygmy vine bridge.

Above: elephantiasis of the testicles.

  Above: an enslaved man. Photo by Joseph Burtt, sent to West Africa in 1905 by the Cadbury Company of England to investigate rumors that slaves were used to harvest cacao in the Portuguese colonies. 

Above: an enslaved man. Photo by Joseph Burtt, sent to West Africa in 1905 by the Cadbury Company of England to investigate rumors that slaves were used to harvest cacao in the Portuguese colonies. 

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Above: a photo taken by explorer Henry Morton Stanley. 

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Above: a scene from South Africa.

People on a road: a timeless image. 

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Above: ruins of buildings in Ghana looted by British troops following a rebellion.

Above: from a German expedition to Africa 1906/07.

Above: a German photo taken in Abyssinia.