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Adderley Street, Cape Town

Cape Town's handsome high street just before the outbreak of the Boer War

Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent


This simple view of bustling Adderley Street, Cape Town's principal shopping street, was taken by amateur filmmaker Robert A. Mitchell from Ireland while visiting South Africa just before the 2nd Boer War. It shows a wide street of handsome shops including W Duncan and Co. the Drapers and up to the minute electric trams.