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Le port de Douala; L'Ouest Africain, 1914. Creator: Unknown

Le port de Douala; L'Ouest Africain, 1914. Creator: Unknown


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Le port de Douala; L'Ouest Africain, 1914. Creator: Unknown

Le port de Douala; L'Ouest Africain, 1914. From "Grande Geographie Bong Illustree", 1914

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Atlantic Ocean Central Africa Central African Colonies Colony German Empire Ocean Port West Africa West African


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Le Port de Douala; L'Ouest Africain, 1914" is a captivating photograph depicting the bustling port of Douala, located in the Douala Littoral Region of Cameroon, along the Atlantic Ocean. The image is taken from the "Grande Geographie Bong Illustree," a French geographical publication from 1914. The exact creator of the photograph remains unknown. The photograph showcases the vibrant activity at the port, with European and African figures interacting amidst a backdrop of ships anchored in the harbor. The image offers a glimpse into the colonial era, with the German Empire's influence evident through the presence of European structures and the use of the German flag. The port of Douala was a significant trading hub during the colonial period, with goods being transported between Africa and Europe. The photograph captures the diverse mix of people and cultures that came together in this bustling coastal town. The image also highlights the geographical features of the region, with the Atlantic Ocean serving as a crucial link in the global trade network. The photograph is a testament to the rich history of trade and cultural exchange that took place in West Africa during the colonial era. It offers a unique perspective into the past, providing valuable insights into the people, places, and events that shaped the region's history. The photograph's enduring appeal lies in its ability to transport us back in time, allowing us to witness a moment in history that continues to resonate with us today. The photograph is a valuable addition to any collection of African history, geography, or colonialism. Its timeless quality makes it a must-have for anyone interested in the history of Africa and its relationship with the rest of the world. Whether used for personal enjoyment or academic research, this photograph is sure to inspire and inform, offering a glimpse into a fascinating period of history.

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