Angus Buchanan, by T.A. Glover, 1922 - NPG x198208 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Angus Buchanan

by T.A. Glover
bromide postcard print, 1922
5 3/8 in. x 3 1/4 in. (138 mm x 82 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
NPG x198208

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Mrs Susan Giles nee Collen (father’s name Collendaveloo)

04 September 2018, 16:09

The photographer who took the above photograph was most likely to be Mr. T.A. Glover who was a member of an expedition led by Captain Angus Buchanan in 1922 to cross The Great Sahara Desert. So the photograph must have been taken at the beginning of the expedition. The journey took 16 months so was finally completed in 1923 at Algiers. Captain Angus’s Camel was called Fern N Gashi and was the only surviving camel of the whole expedition. He died two hours after completing the journey which was 3,500 miles long.

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