10 African photos you've never seen in colour before



Exclusive and original! Here are 10 photos from Africa that have never been seen in colour before.

We've painstakingly recreated them from the original black and white photos to bring you these historical gems. Share and enjoy.



  1. The Zulu Pool Players, 1903.



  2. This picture is simply titled Tam Tam, or drum.



  3. A young Nelson Mandela in 1937. He would have been around 19 in this photo.



  4. A Kenyan man with a jam jar in his ear. For when you fancy a bit of jam on the go. Circa 1880-1923.



  5. A pygmy drummer.



  6. That is one cool Afro.



  7. Cetshwayo kaMpande, the king of the Zulu Kingdom, in 1878.



  8. This is Renty, an African slave taken to America. This portrait was taken in South Carolina in 1850.



  9. Two Susu musicians on djembe and balafon, circa 1937.



  10. The Zulu Motor Cab, 1903. This is the original black steampunk.

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