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Sir Henry Morton Stanley

10 of 40 portraits of Sir Henry Morton Stanley

Sir Henry Morton Stanley, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, 1872 - NPG x27584 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Henry Morton Stanley

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
carbon carte-de-visite, 1872
3 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 in. (90 mm x 57 mm) image size
acquired Dalziel Collection, 1977
Photographs Collection
NPG x27584


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Kalulu (Ndugu M'hali) was given to Stanley by a slave trader in 1871. He was Stanley's personal servant and companion before drowning in the Congo in 1877. Here, in the simulated Africa of a London studio, master and servant re-enact their roles.

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  • Levitt, Sarah, Fashion in Photographs 1880-1900, 1991, p. 26
  • Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 89

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