Wednesday, October 30, 2019

French Africa & Horses in photographs

Salvete Omnes,

I have not read many books on the sub-Saharan horsemen and their horses.
I have seen picture of modern parades in Chad, Nigeria, Mali and other countries.
So in many ways this collection of pictures taken during the French colonial empire in Africa is quite interesting.
The pictures were taken by a French photographer François-Edmond Fortier who lived and worked in French colonies, eventually passing away in Dakar, then French colony of Senegal.
Below I selected some images of horses, horsemen etc(these are titled already):


perhaps I will dig out more sources from the travel books and reports written by the European travelers of the XIX century regarding the sub-Saharan horses. The vast archives of google books and archive world library are quite promising.

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