Mogadishu: Images from the Past

The British in conflict with Sayid Maxamed Cabdille Xasan 1902-1903

Posted in 1900 – 1960 Italian PeriodSomalilandX: Other locations by rickjdavies on 29 July, 2012

All taken from “Black and White“, a weekly British newspaper of the period.  The Black and White ran from 1891 to its eventual incorporation with The Sphere in 1912. The newspaper employed many of the talented artists and engravers of the period to illustrate news and events and to entertain. PS: Better quality copies of these photos will be made available soon

For background read the Wikipedia entry on Sayid Mxammed Cabddille Xasan (known by the British as the “The Mad Mullah”)

“In pursuit of the mullah: The action at Lasakante”

“With the mad mullah in Somaliland”
“The mullah’s European ally- Karl Inger and his adventures. His ideas on Afric and and his appeals to England!

“Preparing for the Somali expedition. Colonel Cobbe bargaining for Camels in the Harradera district “

“Scouting in Somaliland. A reconoitring party questioning a captured goatherd”“The operations againts the mullah in Somaliland. The fight at Erogo”

“The Somaliland expedition: Watering the camels”

“With the forces in Somaliland”

Map of Somalia coast circa 1750

Posted in MapsPre-1800 by rickjdavies on 25 October, 2011

Click TWICE on the image to view in full detail

 

Mogadishu: Inside the old port

Posted in 1900 – 1960 Italian PeriodGovt buildings by rickjdavies on 5 September, 2011

See the port entrance gates to the middle left and the “binoculars” to their right. Both can be seen in seperate photos: Somalia – Mogadiscio – L’ingresso all Doganaand Mogadiscio – Piazza 21 April

Somalia – Mogadiscio – L’ingresso all Dogana

Posted in 1900 – 19181900 – 1960 Italian PeriodGovt buildings by rickjdavies on 5 September, 2011

This gateway is visible in another photo below (Mogadiscio – Piazza 21 April) and can be found on Google Mapsaround here:

Mogadiscio – Villini Incis

Posted in 1900 – 1960 Italian Period1918 – 1940Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 5 September, 2011

Location unknown. If you have any ideas, please post a Comment below

Mogadiscio – Piazza 21 April

Posted in 1950sMonumentsUncategorized by rickjdavies on 28 March, 2011

Still intact in the 1980′s and known then to expatriates in Mogadishu as “the binoculars”

The entrance to the old port is visible on the left. The sea is in the distance.

Location on Google Maps

What was important about 21 April? Leave your Comment below

Somalia – Mogadiscio – Casa Muddafer

Posted in Uncategorized by rickjdavies on 20 March, 2011

If you have any idea of the location, ownership, purpose or history of this building, please leave a comment below

Mogadishu – Scogliera

Posted in 1950s by rickjdavies on 20 March, 2011

Somalia – Mogadiscio – La Sede dell’Intendenza

Posted in 1930s by rickjdavies on 20 March, 2011

Google translation: La Sede dell’Intendenza = The Office of Stewardship

Posted circa 1930. Location unknown.

 

If you have any idea of the location, ownership, purpose or history of this building, please leave a comment below

Mogadishu Lighthouse, 1912

Posted in 1900 – 1918Govt buildingsMarka by rickjdavies on 6 February, 2011

From http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/som.htm

ETH Zurich Creative Commons image

Merca lighthouse, date unknown
Merka Range Rear Light
postcard image courtesy of Michel Forand
http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/som.htm

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