Fonds BC1310 - Ken Howes-Howell Collection

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Ken Howes-Howell Collection


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Ken Howes-Howell was born in Cape Town on 13 July 1904. He attended the South African College School (SACS), where he first became interested in mountain climbing. He was part of a group of former members of the School’s mountain club who met every ten years at Maclear’s Beacon.

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The collection contains Ken Howes-Howell’s photographic output over three decades. There are over 100 films of various lengths in both 8 and 16mm. For most of these there are accompanying commentaries. Because of the age of the films and the fact that they were not stored in ideal climate conditions for many years, the condition of the films varies. There are 23 series of colour slides, all identified and mostly arranged into “slide stories” with accompanying scripts, as well as black and white prints. The negatives for the prints are all numbered and listed in notebooks, making it possible to identify and date them. The copyright of the photographs resides with the estate of Ann Howes-Howell.


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Copyright of photographs resides with the estate of Ken Howes-Howell

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