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Book Description

Oblong 4to, 25 x 32cm. Half Red Morocco over red cloth boards, spine with raised bands and gilt ruling. Binding solid, slight wear. Contains 52 captioned photographs, mounted one to a page. Most approx 11 x 15cm. First three images are dated 1894, staff & employees photograph dated 1895, others not dated. Photographs in very good condition, large staff photo with some creasing/tears (see photo), this taken by [F.E.] Pollard of Johannesburg. This album shows the very start of Gold Mining in South Africa, with images of the mine under construction.
Dealer Notes
The Witwatersrand Gold Rush initiated South Africa’s domination of world gold production. In 1886 a poor Australian prospector named George Harrison staked the first claim. Prospectors from all over the world flocked to the area, laying the foundations for the present day metropolis of Johannesburg.
The Witwatersrand Gold Rush had extensive social and political implications, leading to the Second Boer War. (11 Oct 1899 - 31 May 1902)
Author Joel, L.G. Roberts, J. Broad. Miles, John B.
Date 1894
Binding Half Red Morocco
Publisher -
Illustrator -
Condition Very Good
Pages 52pp

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