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Photography of Homer L. Shantz

De Beers compound

Contributor: 
The University of Arizona Herbarium
Creator: 
Homer Leroy Shantz
Description: 
General view showing cooking, drying and sewing clothing. Sewing machines are used. visited "compound" of De Beers at Dutoitspan. The natives sign up for a number of months - they never leave the enclosure for that period. They are not allowed to see anyone - and additional fences (barb wire and electrified signal fences) surround them. They go to the mines through long underground tunnels. When about to leave they are purged - all wounds examined and it is made sure that no diamonds are concealed. They live a happy life in their large camps. Sanitation is essential. [Shantz travel journal, Sep. 21, 1919]
Format: 
image/jpeg
Language: 
English
Title: 
azu_shantz_19190921_36339_m
Created: 
1919-09-21
City: 
Kimberley
City Then: 
Kimberley
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
South Africa
Country Then: 
South Africa
Province: 
Northern Cape
Is this item in the public domain?: 
No