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Duffus Bros

Active Dates: circa 1880 - circa 1899
Active Area: Africa (continent)
South Africa (nation)
Western Cape, Province of the (province)
Cape Town (inhabited place)
Gauteng (province)
Johannesburg (inhabited place)
North-West, Province of (province)
Potchefstroom (inhabited place)
Likenesses: None
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: None found.
Related Entries: None found.
Duffus Bros (Jack and W.) had a studio in Joubert Street, Johannesburg circa 1891 to 1899. In 1893 the firm appears to have been active in Potchefstroom. Circa 1889 Jack Duffus was the official photographer for the London 'Sphere' and had a 'Royal Appointment' (Bensusan 1963, p.231). The firm also had a studio at Burlington House, Pritchard Street, Johannesburg.
Sources: Bensusan, A.D. (1963), '19th century photographers in South Africa'. 'Africana notes and news'. Volume 15, number 6, pp.219-252.
National Portrait Gallery (200?) 'Photographers represented in the National Portrait Gallery's collections [Internet]'. London: National Portrait Gallery. Available from: [Accessed 19th March 2004].

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