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Lobo, Alfred, fl 1904-1939, photographer

Gender: Male
Active Dates: circa 1904 - circa 1939
Active Area: Africa (continent)
Uganda (nation)
Central (province)
Kampala (inhabited place)
Entebbe (inhabited place)
Victoria, Lake (lake)
Busoga (province)
Jinja (inhabited place)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: Playne, Somerset (1908-9) 'East Africa (British): its history, people, commerce, industries, and resources'. [London]. [Contains photographs by Lobo].
Related Entries: None found.
Alfred Lobo entered Government service in Entebbe, Uganda, in 1908. According to Macmillian, he started a commercial photographic business in Kampala in 1922 (1930, p.269). However, Lobo appears to have been a practising photographer in the early 1900s. His photographs appear in Playne's 'East Africa' (1907) and several of the photographs in the RCS collection date pre-1910. Alfred Lobo may have been the same person mentioned as A. Lobo, Locomotive Department, Uganda Railway, Nairobi, listed in 'The red book of East Africa' (1904).
Sources: Macmillan, Allister (1930) 'Eastern Africa and Rhodesia: historical and descriptive, commercial and industrial, facts, figures, and resources'. London: W.H. and L. Collingridge.
'The red book of East Africa' (1904).

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