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The Uganda Journal, Volume II, Number 2, October 1934
The Uganda Literary and Scientific Society was established at Entebbe, Uganda Protectorate, in 1923. Its main activity consisted of the reading of papers and the delivery of lectures on topics relating to Uganda. In 1933 the society moved its headquarters to Kampala and decided to issue a regular publication, The Uganda Journal. The journal’s declared aim was “to collect and publish information which may add to our knowledge of Uganda and to record that which in the course of time might be lost.” Four issues per year were published ...
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Bananas and Trunk of a Date Palm after Winter of 1910. Sukhumi
This view of banana plants and the severed trunk of a date palm tree was taken after the winter of 1910 in the port of Sukhumi, the major city of Abkhazia on the Black Sea coast. This area of the western Caucasus, with its semitropical climate, was home to exotic floral varieties unknown elsewhere in the Russian Empire. Much of this Transcaucasian region was taken by the Ottoman Empire during the 16thcentury. The Turks were expelled from Sukhumi in 1810, and the area was annexed to the territory of ...
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Bananas. In Sukhumi Botanical Garden
These banana plants were photographed at the Botanical Garden of Sukhumi, the major city of Abkhazia along the Black Sea coast. This area of the western Caucasus, with its semitropical climate, was home to exotic floral varieties unknown elsewhere in the Russian Empire. Much of the Transcaucasian region was taken by the Ottoman Empire during the 16thcentury. The Turks were expelled from Sukhumi in 1810, and the area was annexed to the territory of Georgia by the Russian Empire in 1864. Soon thereafter, Sukhumi and its seaport became known ...
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Monastery Garden. Novyi Afon
In 1905 Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944) traveled and photographed extensively in the Caucasus region. In the spring of 1912, Prokudin-Gorskii returned to photograph in the Caucasus region and along the coast of the Black Sea, including in the area of Abkhazia, located in the northern part of Georgia. Much of the Transcaucasian area was dominated by the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century. The Turks were expelled from Sukhumi, the major city in Abkhazia, in 1810, and the area was annexed by the Russian Empire in 1864 ...
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