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Somalia Collection

Background imageSomalia Collection: Italians in Somalia

Italians in Somalia
East Africa : the Italians rout the British in Somalia

Background imageSomalia Collection: Woman from Harar, Somalia, East Africa

Woman from Harar, Somalia, East Africa
Woman in festival costume from the city of Harar, Somalia, East Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageSomalia Collection: Alima - a very beautiful woman from Somalia

Alima - a very beautiful woman from Somalia, wearing a wrap-around dress of patterned fabric, headscarf and bead necklace. Date: circa late 1920s

Background imageSomalia Collection: The British reverse in Somaliland: the camel corps disaster

The British reverse in Somaliland: the camel corps disaster
A page from the Illustrated London News in August 1913 detailing Richard Conyngham Corfield's (1882-1913) death in action against the dervishes Date: 1913

Background imageSomalia Collection: Persian or Blackhead Persian sheep, Ovis aries

Persian or Blackhead Persian sheep, Ovis aries. From a specimen in Edinburgh Royal Museum. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lizars after an illustration by James Stewart from William Jardines

Background imageSomalia Collection: A Group of Somali Women in Aden, Yemen

A Group of Somali Women in Aden, Yemen. Date: 1906

Background imageSomalia Collection: Camel transport in Kismayo, Somalia, East Africa

Camel transport in Kismayo, Somalia, East Africa. 1922

Background imageSomalia Collection: Mother and son of Kismayo, Somalia, East Africa

Mother and son of Kismayo, Somalia, East Africa. 1922

Background imageSomalia Collection: Three people of Kismayo, Somalia, East Africa

Three people of Kismayo, Somalia, East Africa. circa 1922

Background imageSomalia Collection: Somalian Warriors - Somalia

Somalian Warriors - Somalia (at this stage under Italian occupation). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageSomalia Collection: The Family of a Native Doctor, Somalia

The Family of a Native Doctor, Somalia
The Family of a Native Doctor Chakim, Somalia, East Africa Date: circa 1907

Background imageSomalia Collection: Richard Corfield distributing arms at Burao Fort

Richard Corfield distributing arms at Burao Fort
Richard Corfield, British colonial and leader of the mounted Camel Constabulary, distributing arms to friendlies in Burao Fort, Somalia just before the evacuation

Background imageSomalia Collection: Richard Corfield of Somaliland

Richard Corfield of Somaliland
Richard Conyngham Corfield (1882-1913), British colonial and leader of the Camel Constabulary, died in action in Somalia fighting the dervishes

Background imageSomalia Collection: Warriors from Somalia

Warriors from Somalia
A superb photographic postcard of two warriors from Somalia

Background imageSomalia Collection: Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, The Mad Mullah

Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, The Mad Mullah
Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, Somali religious and nationalist leader, nicknamed The Mad Mullah by the British. He was a Moslem fanatic, claiming to be the incarnation of Mahomet

Background imageSomalia Collection: Italian exposition in Bulomererta, Somalia

Italian exposition in Bulomererta, Somalia
Crowds visiting an Italian outdoor exposition in Bulomererta, Somalia. Date: 1911

Background imageSomalia Collection: Travelling through Somalias savanna

Travelling through Somalias savanna
Four travellers riding donkeys through a dried out riverbed in the Somali savanna. Date: circa 1920

Background imageSomalia Collection: Little girl of Kismayo, Somalia, East Africa

Little girl of Kismayo, Somalia, East Africa. 1922

Background imageSomalia Collection: View of Kismayo, port city in Somalia, East Africa

View of Kismayo, port city in Somalia, East Africa. circa 1922

Background imageSomalia Collection: Aden - Somaili Warriors

Aden - Somaili Warriors
Aden - Somalia - Somali Soldiers

Background imageSomalia Collection: Luigi Brichetti-Robecchi

Luigi Brichetti-Robecchi
LUIGI BRICCHETTI-ROBECCHI Italian traveller in Somalia, whence he brought back many new species of marine life. Depicted wearing native dress. Date: FLOURISHED 1890

Background imageSomalia Collection: Somali Woman - Coronation Exhibition

Somali Woman - Coronation Exhibition
A Somali Woman weaving in the entrance to her reed hut - an exhibit at the Coronation Exhibition of 1911 in London

Background imageSomalia Collection: Somalia Rebels 1907

Somalia Rebels 1907
Italians in Somalia are attacked by rebels

Background imageSomalia Collection: Georges Revoil, Explorer

Georges Revoil, Explorer
GEORGES REVOIL French explorer in Somalia, north-east Africa

Background imageSomalia Collection: Ethiopia / Cross Somalia

Ethiopia / Cross Somalia
The Ethiopians try to cross into Somalia but are stopped by the Italians


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