Hugh Eksteen Photographic Museum.


Housed in an 1890 Dutch reformed church in Polokwane is the Hugh Eksteen Photographic Museum. Browse through over 23000 negatives and original photographs taken by Hugh Eksteen who lived to be 91 years old.
The photos portray what the area of Polokwane (previously known as Pietersburg) looked like between 1892 and 1945 as well as an insight into the architecture, celebrities of the time, clothing, industry and trade.
Take a look at the cameras used and browse through Eksteen appointment books containing notes of every photo he took, the subject and the cost. Eksteen took photos of everyone and everything, regardless of race, age or religion and was present to photograph historic events of that time. There is a lot to see and discover at the museum and it is definitely worth a visit.
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Last updated : 07-Jul-2017

This article was produced for South African History Online on 14-Jul-2011