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1920's - photos 41 to 50 of 69.
About the 1920's

 
68.  Mbabane, Early Gilfillan Street
1920's?
Photographer: Mr Murphy    Photo Source: National Archives

Mbabane continued to grow, if slowly, through the 20's and 30's
73.  Hairdressing
1920's
Photographer: Unknown    Photo Source: National Archives

Taken in the Royal Kraal in the 1920's. Social grooming was and is important.
74.  British Residency
1920's
Photographer: Mary Kiernan    Photo Source: National Archives

British Residency. Mr and Mrs D. Honey, British High Commissioner and his wife in the Residency, sitting beneath the symbols of their authority.
81.  Missionaries
1926
Photographer: Unknown    Photo Source: National Archives

Catholic missionaries.
84.  Swazi Girls
1920's
Photographer: Unknown    Photo Source: National Archives

Young girls posing in the 1920's.
86.  The Old 'Un
1920's?
Photographer: Sidney Williams    Photo Source: National Archives

The Old 'Un. An Ancient Swazi. Colonial photographers had an insatiable appetite for the exotic, often photographed with the condescension of the age. (Taken in 1920's/30's.)
93.  Two Swazi Girls
1920's
Photographer: Unknown    Photo Source: National Archives

The same two girls also posed clothed.
105.  Cecile and Joyce Franklin
1920's
Photographer: Leo Franklin    Photo Source: Bob Forrester

Raised in Piggs Peak, they went to school at St. Marks in Mbabane by horseback. The building in the background is the Highlands Inn.
111.  Franklin house
1920's
Photographer: Leo Franklin    Photo Source: Bob Forrester

Built of sun cured mud between 1918 and 1920. Currently the Highlands Inn Hotel.
118.  Women with pots
1920's
Photographer: Sidney Williams    Photo Source: National Archives

Beer and water were kept in porous clay pots - the evaporation through the clay cooled the contents.

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