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Tippu Tip.
19th-20th c African (East) Realist Photography

ZANZIBARI Anonymous
c. 1886-2000
19th-20th c
Realist
Photograph
Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Tervuren. Belgium. Musée Royal d'Afrique Centrale.
afrc6863
Tippu Tip whose real name was Hamed bin Mohammed bin Juma bin Rajab bin Mohammed bin Said el Murgebi was the most notorious slave trader in Africa. A Swahili-Zanzibari trader his power and his trade network reached far into the interior of Central Africa. H.R. Stanley proposed him as governor of the Stanley Falls District in the Congo Free State and Leopold II approved.

Caption: ZANZIBARI Anonymous | Tippu Tip. | c. 1886-2000 | Belgian | Realist | afrc6863 | ©Kathleen Cohen

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