1917 "Our Day" Cartwrights building and tram in Adderley Street, Cape Town
From the Coulter family photo album, courtesy Hans Niehaus. Fred and Agnes Stephens owned The Homestead at Oranjezicht from 1907-1947. Their three sons were killed in the First World War. These photographs of a fund raising event in Cape Town, October 18-21, 1917, were taken by Charles Coulter who was married to the Stephens's fourth child, Alice. His photo album was found among his papers when Coulter's law firm was being wound up and rescued by Hans Niehaus - to whom thanks for allowing me…
Table Mountain Cableway.
The Cableway was built in the period 1926-1929 and although these images might have been taken then I have a hunch that they date from about 1900, in other words about 26 years earlier. Could it be that this was an earlier separate undertaking? Any input would be most welcome. Photo; Thanks to fellow flickr member emmyeustace for the use. See her sets for more historic South African images here ; www.flickr.com/photos/59036290@N07/collections/7215762627... For more on the Cableway see…
Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve
Bathing Pool and Pavilion, Sea Point, Cape Town
Capetonians cool off in the inviting waters at the pool in Sea Point while onlookers enjoy the shade of the Pavilion in this early photo. Note the low-rise skyline of the buildings in the background.