HF Gros and his remarkable collection of early Transvaal Photographs
H Ferdinand Gros was of Swiss origin. He arrived in South Africa circa 1869. On July 16th 1870 he was advertising that the Photographic Salon 'will resume again' in the 'Burgherdorp Gazette'. In the 'Diamond News' on March 9th 1872 he announced that he was taking over the studio of Weber and Gros and that he would soon open a 'Superb Salon' at New Rush (Kimberley). The New
Take a look inside Johannesburg's 1930's Park Station concourse [photos]
The 1930's Park Station concourse designed by architect Gordon Leith looks like it was built especially for the likes of Jay Gatsby. This is how it looks like today:
Orange Grove, Johannesburg
The earliest popular resort of Johannesburg, situated three miles from Market Square. Although quite isolated not many years back, growing townships now abut all around.
Aerial View of Johannesburg Railway Station From the North (1952)
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These pictures show what Joburg looked like in 1930
Archived footage and modern technology combine to show you exactly how South Africa’s biggest city has changed over the past 90 years.
The ridge of the white waters ("Witwatersrand"); or, Impressions of a visit to Johannesburg, with some notes of Durban, Delagoa bay, and the low country
The ridge of the white waters ("Witwatersrand")...
The town that plague built
Cultural history is plagued by the plague. The Black Death stalks through history pages captivating and horrifying us at the same time, even Shakespeare used the threat of the plague in his plays to curse his characters.