The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography

Henry Morton Stanley

Henry Morton Stanley

The Welsh-born U.S. journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) is seen here with ‘his Arab followers / Photographed at Cape Town, Nov. 1877, by J.E. Bruton’.

In all, Stanley made four expeditions in Africa. He and Livingstone met at Ujiji in 1871 and explored Lake Tanganyika together. Between 1874 and 1877 Stanley traced the course of the Congo river to the sea, later establishing the Congo Free State (Zaire) between 1878 and 1884. On his final expedition (1887-1889) he charted much of the interior.

Photographed by J.E. Bruton of Cape Town in South Africa and published by F. York of London.


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