The Barnett Collection (Vols I & II)

Battle of the Books – The Barnett Collection (Vols I & II) reviewed by Kathy Munro on the The Heritage Portal.

The Barnett Collection A Pictorial Record of Early Johannesburg, published by the Star to commemorate the City’s 80th year (Johannesburg, 1966).  This  large volume of sepia toned photographs of early years of life in Johannesburg was such a success that it became volume 1 of the now much sought after two volume set.  The Barnett brothers, David and Joseph were photographers  of the town.  Their collection of over two thousand prints became a valuable and essential photographic record and resource of the emerging town and pioneering gold mining initiatives.

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