Images of the Gold Coast (West Africa), 1870-1890   
 
Copyright note: All rights reserved. Usage of the texts and images depicted here is only allowed for academic purposes. The 'Images of the Gold Coast' collection is part of the holdings of the Photo Bureau of the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. Catalogue no.: Album 1643. Photo Bureau Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, for original photographs and reprints. Author of the database and the accompanying texts is M.R. Doortmont, Groningen. Michel R. Doortmont, 2001-2005 for texts, database layout and content.

 
Code: 0002 4034
Category: Hendrik Muller on the Gold Coast

1. European passengers on the s.s. Eduard Bohlen

The collection contains three photo's on which Hendrik Muller is depicted himself, two times alone, and once as a member of the group of passengers who travelled together to West Africa on the ship Eduard Bohlen of the Woermann Line of Hamburg, Germany.

Group of European passengers on board the ship Eduard Bohlen, on their way to West Africa. Hendrik Muller is sitting middle row, second from left. Photo dated:
European passengers on the s.s. Eduard Bohlen


Code: 0002 40
Category: Hendrik Muller on the Gold Coast

2. Hendrik Muller on board ship s.s. Eduard Bohlen

The collection contains three photo's on which Hendrik Muller is depicted himself, two times alone, and once as a member of the group of passengers who travelled together to West Africa on the ship Eduard Bohlen of the Woermann Line of Hamburg, Germany.

Hendrik Muller, in travelling costume, on board the ship Eduard Bohlen. Photo dated:
Hendrik Muller on board ship


Code: 0002 4036
Category: Hendrik Muller on the Gold Coast

3. Hendrik Muller in white tie and tails

The collection contains three photo's on which Hendrik Muller is depicted himself, two times alone, and once as a member of the group of passengers who travelled together to West Africa on the ship Eduard Bohlen of the Woermann Line of Hamburg, Germany.

Hendrik Muller in white tie and tails, wearing several decorations. The caption to the photo is:
Hendrik Muller in white tie and tails


Code: 0002 4059
Category: The firm of H. Muller & Co. in West Africa

1. Portrait of Charley Veldkamp

Two photo's of young men, named Charley Veldkamp and Charley Muller. Both were employed by Muller's firm. With their surnames they are named after Anthonie Veldkamp and Hendrik Muller. Most likely they accompanied the two gentlemen druing their visit to the Gold Coast. The captions to the photo's mention that Charley Veldkamp is
Portrait of Charley Veldkamp


Code: 0002 4059
Category: The firm of H. Muller & Co. in West Africa

2. Portrait of Charley Muller

Two photo's of young men, named Charley Veldkamp and Charley Muller. Both were employed by Muller's firm. With their surnames they are named after Anthonie Veldkamp and Hendrik Muller. Most likely they accompanied the two gentlemen druing their visit to the Gold Coast. The captions to the photo's mention that Charley Veldkamp is
Portrait of Charley Muller

 
Code: 0002 4068
Category: The firm of H. Muller & Co. in West Africa

3. The fort St. Anthony at Axim

This fort was Dutch property from the 17th century until 1872. Together with Elmina and Accra, Axim belonged to the most important Dutch trading posts in the era of the Atlantic slave trade. 
Axim was the first location on the Gold Coast Muller visited. In a letter Muller described how he became angry at the view of Axim, as it reminded him of the, in his eyes, unjustified sale of the Netherlands Possessions on the Coast of Guinea to Great Britain eighteen years before. In 1872 Muller's father, Hendrik Muller Sz., had fulminated against the transfer in his capacity as Member of the Upper House of Parliament.
The fort St. Anthony at Axim

 
Code: 0002 4066
Category: Castle St. George and the town of Elmina

The castle of St. George d'Elmina, from 1637 to 1872 headquarters of the Netherlands Possessions on the Coast of Guinea. The photo's show the castle from the West, the East, and the North. The middle picture shows the main entrance with drawbridge and main buildings.
Castle St. George d'Elmina from the East

 
Code: 0002 4067
Category: Castle St. George and the town of Elmina

The castle of St. George d'Elmina, from 1637 to 1872 headquarters of the Netherlands Possessions on the Coast of Guinea. The photo's show the castle from the West, the East, and the North. The middle picture shows the main entrance with drawbridge and main buildings.
Castle of St. George d'Elmina from the North