Metadata for RCSPC-FISHER-Y3047A-001 (RCS Y3047A/1)

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Identifier: RCSPC-FISHER-Y3047A-001
Creator: A C Gomes and Son
Title: Zanzibar, general view from the sea
Description: 602 x 145 mm. Panoramic view composed of three joined prints. The panorama shows a view from the harbour looking south towards the waterfront of the Zanzibar Town. To the left of centre stands the Beit Al Ajeib ('House of Wonders') with the Sultan's Palace to the right. The Beit Al Ajeib was built for Seyyid Barghash, Sultan of Zanzibar 1870-1888, in 1883, for ceremonial rather than residential purposes. In 1886 when Sayyid Khalid briefly usurped the throne the waterfront was bombarded: the clocktower seen at the front of the building was erected to replace a lighthouse badly damaged during the bombardment. From 1911 the building housed government offices when the Sultan took up residence in Sir Lloyd William Mathews' old house next door. In the centre of the picture are the Old Consulate buildings, in use until 1874, when they were superseded by the building on the extreme right on Shangani Point called the Mambo Msiige. The Old Consulate of the period was used on the godown of Smith, Mackenzie and Co. On the skyline behind the waterfront the twin spires of the Roman Catholic Cathedral (built between 1897 and 1900) can be seen. Photograph taken circa 1900-circa 1910.
Date created from: 1900
Date created to: 1910
Coverage spatial: Zanzibar Island (Africa, Tanzania)
Contributor: Fisher, Alfred Hugh 1867-1945
Additional contributor: Great Britain. Colonial Office. Visual Instruction Committee
Source: RCS Y3047A/1
Is part of: RCS Photograph Collection, Fisher Collection, Y3047A.
Has part(s): RCSPC-FISHER-Y3047A-001A; RCSPC-FISHER-Y3047A-001B; RCSPC-FISHER-Y3047A-001C.
DCMIType: Image
Medium: image/jpeg
Extent: 46KB
Dimension X: 800
Dimension Y: 197
Dimension units: Pixels
Resolution: 72 dpi
Bit depth: 24 bit
Colour space: Adobe RGB 1998
Compression type: JPEG
Compression ratio: Quality 9
Camera body: Mamiya RB
Camera back: Leaf Valeo 11 Digital
Lighting: 1000w Bowens Flash Heads
Lens: Mamiya 50mm f/4.5 Wide Angle Lens
ISO: 25
Aperture: F/16
ShutterSpeed: 1/125
Digitised by: SM. Photography Department. Cambridge University Library.
Publisher: Royal Commonwealth Society Library. Cambridge University Library. University of Cambridge.
Rights: Copyright Cambridge University Library.
Date Digitised: 2003-11-14