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Harris, Robert, fl 1880-1894, photographer

Gender: Male
Active Dates: circa 1880 - circa 1894
Active Area: Africa (continent)
South Africa (nation)
Eastern Cape, Province of (province)
Port Elizabeth (inhabited place)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: Cowan, Charles (1882), 'Southampton to South Africa'. [Contains photographs by Harris]
Harris, R. (c. 1876), 'Photographic views of Port Elizabeth and neighbourhood'.
Harris, R. (188?), 'Photographic album of South African scenery'.
Harris, R. (1888), 'South Africa illustrated'.
Related Entries: None found.
Robert Harris was a commercial photographer active in South Africa. He had a studio at Donkin Street, Port Elizabeth, 1880-1890 (Bensusan 1963, p.236). He exhibited photographs at the Port Elizabeth Exhibition 1885 and the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886. From 1891 to 1894 Harris was in partnership with Thomas McKnaught (Bensusan 1963, p.236). Harris produced a number of photographically illustrated books.
Sources: Bensusan, A.D. (1963), '19th century photographers in South Africa'. 'Africana notes and news'. Volume 15, number 6, pp.219-252.

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