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Lesotho Collection

Background imageLesotho Collection: San Bushmen rock painting, Lesotho, Southern Africa

San Bushmen rock painting, Lesotho, Southern Africa
A stunning rock painting near Hermon (now in Lesotho) drawn by San Bushmen, depicting the hunting of oxen and conflict between two rival tribes

Background imageLesotho Collection: Southern Africa - San Bushmen rock painting

Southern Africa - San Bushmen rock painting
Bushmen (San) paintings from South Afrca, depicting animals (mostly eland antelope) from Masitisi, Basutoland and a small doll representing a bushman. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLesotho Collection: San Bushmen rock painting, Lesotho, Southern Africa

San Bushmen rock painting, Lesotho, Southern Africa
A stunning rock painting at Thaba Bosiu (now in Lesotho) drawn by San Bushmen, depicting archers on a hunt (and an inset view if the location scenery). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLesotho Collection: A Basotho woman making mats - South Africa

A Basotho woman making mats - South Africa. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageLesotho Collection: Basuto clay models from Basutoland (Lesotho)

Basuto clay models from Basutoland (Lesotho)
Basuto clay models from Basutoland, formerly a British Crown colony in southern Africa (now Lesotho)

Background imageLesotho Collection: Quthing, Lesotho - Doll and Artwork of the San Bushmen

Quthing, Lesotho - Doll and Artwork of the San Bushmen
Southern Africa - Artwork of the San Bushmen - Quthing District in Lesotho (Basutoland). Hunters chase and throw spears toward an Eland and an Elephant

Background imageLesotho Collection: Quthing, Lesotho - Artwork of the San Bushmen

Quthing, Lesotho - Artwork of the San Bushmen
Southern Africa - Artwork of the San Bushmen - Quthing District in Lesotho (Basutoland). Four hunters chasing an Eland. Date: circa 1909

Background imageLesotho Collection: General view of Maseru, Basutoland, South Africa

General view of Maseru, Basutoland, South Africa
General view of Maseru, capital of Basutoland (now Lesotho), South Africa. Date: circa 1906

Background imageLesotho Collection: Maseru Hospital, Basutoland, South Africa

Maseru Hospital, Basutoland, South Africa
Maseru Hospital, Basutoland (now Lesotho), South Africa. This two-storey sandstone building was constructed circa 1904 with approximately thirty beds. Date: circa 1904

Background imageLesotho Collection: Gabasheane Masupha (1903-1941). Chief of Basotho. Engraving

Gabasheane Masupha (1903-1941). Chief of Basotho. Engraving
Gabasheane Masupha (1903-1941). Paramount chief of Basotho (modern Lesotho) from 1940-1941. Engraving by Capuz. La Ilustracion Espanola y Americana, 1880. Colored

Background imageLesotho Collection: Basuto Gun War, 1880 - cattle recovered

Basuto Gun War, 1880 - cattle recovered
Recovery of cattle from the Basutos by the British forces, during the Basuto Gun War, 1880. Date: 1880

Background imageLesotho Collection: Basuto Gun War, 1880 - Masupha, Basuto chief

Basuto Gun War, 1880 - Masupha, Basuto chief
Masupha, Basuto chief, who rebelled again British rule in Basutoland in South Africa. Described in the Illustrated London News in 1880 as " an illiterate native heathen, but of great repute

Background imageLesotho Collection: Morosis mountain stronghold in Basutoland, South Africa

Morosis mountain stronghold in Basutoland, South Africa
British soldiers inspect from afar the stronghold of Morosi, a chief of the Bapedi, in the rugged highland country of the Basutos in South Africa

Background imageLesotho Collection: Union of South Africa historical pageant

Union of South Africa historical pageant, a re-enactment of a meeting between President Hoffman (1807-1879) and the Basotho (Lesotho) King Moshesh (Moshoeshoe I, c1786-1870) in 1854

Background imageLesotho Collection: Tour of the Colonies - Cape Town

Tour of the Colonies - Cape Town - Royal Couple, ponies, grooms, etc. Part of Box 246 Boswell collection - Tour of the Colonies

Background imageLesotho Collection: Envelope with stamps from Basutoland, South Africa

Envelope with stamps from Basutoland, South Africa
Envelope with stamps from Basutoland (now Lesotho), South Africa, postmarked Maseru. Date: 1936

Background imageLesotho Collection: Vryburg Hotel, Vryburg, Basutoland, South Africa

Vryburg Hotel, Vryburg, Basutoland, South Africa
Vryburg Hotel, Market Street, Vryburg (former Stellaland capital), Basutoland (now Lesotho), South Africa. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLesotho Collection: South Africa - Elderly Missionary - Basutoland

South Africa - Elderly Missionary - Basutoland
South Africa - An elderly missionary instructs an elderly Mosuto man - Basutoland (now the Kingdom of Lesotho) circa 1910s

Background imageLesotho Collection: Lesotho - South Africa - Policeman

Lesotho - South Africa - Policeman
Basutoland (now Lesotho) Policeman with blanket - seemingly refering to his wonderful fabric wrapped cloak of a superb printed material. Date: 1909

Background imageLesotho Collection: Basuto Gun War, 1880 - Thaba Bosigo

Basuto Gun War, 1880 - Thaba Bosigo
Thaba Bosigo, the stronghold of the Basuto chief Masupha, in South Africa. Date: 1880

Background imageLesotho Collection: Basuto Gun War, 1880 - Basuto warrior

Basuto Gun War, 1880 - Basuto warrior
A Basuto warrior in 1880. Date: 1880

Background imageLesotho Collection: Basuto Gun War, 1880 - Wife of Masupha

Basuto Gun War, 1880 - Wife of Masupha
One of the wives of Masupha, the Basuto chief, who rebelled again British rule in Basutoland in South Africa. Date: 1880

Background imageLesotho Collection: Basuto Gun War, 1880 - village attacked

Basuto Gun War, 1880 - village attacked
Basutos repulsed when attacking a village during the Basuto Gun War, 1880. Date: 1880

Background imageLesotho Collection: Southern Africa - Lesotho (formerly Basutoland)

Southern Africa - Lesotho (formerly Basutoland)
Lesotho (formerly Basutoland), Southern Africa - a traditional village


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