19th Century Photography – The Samoan War 1899

U.S. Marines with naval gun, Upolu, Samoa, 1899, published by Kerry and Co Tradition in Samoa dictated that leadership of the islands was to be invested in a hereditary chief, but in the 1880s these claims to power were anything but certain. Robert Louis Stevenson,¬†who lived in Samoa during this period of turmoil, commented that … Continue reading 19th Century Photography – The Samoan War 1899

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