Humans of Cape Town

today i was preparing to do a follow up to my Bygone Cape Town post from a few years back (be sure to check it out) when i went down a rabbit hole and discovered, to my delight, the archives of Bobby Graham whose father took photos of ordinary people in Cape Town from 1959 to 1963. by the end of it i had the biggest grin on my face, he really had a gift for capturing the natural sense of a person. thanks to his daughter for uploading & sharing.

see the entire set here.

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19 Responses to Humans of Cape Town

  1. Reni Friday 8 August, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    Awesome post!

  2. Erica Friday 8 August, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    These made my day! I especially love the little girl half-heartedly cradling the cat.

  3. Oana Friday 8 August, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    WOW these are such amazing photos, theres nothing like older photos. They really have so much more character!

    http://www.blog.oanacazan.com

  4. Rowan Eva (@rowaneva) Friday 8 August, 2014 at 8:57 pm #

    Humans of Cape Town (1959 to 1963). http://t.co/3cbxMUi3Lf http://t.co/9aQ6tLh4Lo

  5. julie @ tractorgirl Saturday 9 August, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    haha woo! there are some absolute crackers there!!! LOVE Brave Chief at the top. Thanks for sharing :)

    • Bobby Graham Tuesday 12 August, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

      Brave Chief is me. I’m delighted you like my father’s photos.

  6. Daria Saturday 9 August, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    This is amazing! These photographs are just beautiful. x

  7. Fernand et Firmin Saturday 9 August, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    Love the faded colors and the energy !

  8. @sarahemilyduff Saturday 9 August, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    Photographs of Captonians, 1959-1963: http://t.co/WunOPJcR96 via @miss_moss

  9. Ellie Monday 11 August, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    WOW these are such amazing photos, older photos have such a great style. :)

    Ellie xx

  10. Albertine Monday 11 August, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    Love these vintage photos, I just visited the city this summer and asides the amazing views I absolutely loved the people!
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  11. Stella Monday 11 August, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    Top photo: #blackface equivalent. Don’t let the thought police get you.

  12. Bobby Graham Tuesday 12 August, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    I’m delighted that you’ve blogged my father’s photos. Thanks for sharing them.

  13. @BGPublishers Tuesday 12 August, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    I thinks it’s wonderful that MissMoss blogged my father’s photos: Humans of #Capetown http://t.co/bMKHJSW4LF

  14. @12hrsguide Wednesday 13 August, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    People of Cape Town: @miss_moss has a great selection of photos taken from 1959 to 1963 http://t.co/dCjd1Buq7q http://t.co/slKQuTIrJF

  15. @dinosaur_act Thursday 14 August, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Humans of Cape town http://t.co/Hhmq2q7IgV

  16. Julia Monday 18 August, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    This is such a gem Di!!

  17. Cool and Cheap (@CCCoolandcheap) Tuesday 26 August, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    http://t.co/ukeIZ3Xc7X

  18. Non Monday 22 September, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    Too many whites. smh

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