Port Elizabeth – A Visual History
No city in South Africa has had its history recorded in pictures to quite the extent that Port Elizabeth has.
Using photographs and other images sourced mainly from the internet, I have produced a visual history of the city since its inception in 1820.
So, in a sense, this is a “people’s history”.
I have provided background detail where I can, but am mainly interested in the visual impact of the images.
This is also a very personal record of a town which grew virtually from nothing following the arrival of the 1820 British Settlers, among them my great-great-great grandparents, although they ended up living in Grahamstown.
This book comprises 975 pages, most of them with fully captioned images. A few dozen contain just text.
Hopefully you’ll enjoy this journey through Port Elizabeth’s fascinating past.