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A trip down memory lane

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Cape Town. 131104. Adderley Street scene taken in 1940. Cape Town Library will be hosting an exhibition with old City pictures. Picture COURTNEY AFRICACape Town. 131104. A panoramic of Greenmarket Square pre 1900. Cape Town Library will be hosting an exhibition with old City pictures.Cape Town. 131104. Wale Street, one of the oldest images found dated 1852. Cape Town Library will be hosting an exhibition with old City pictures. Picture COURTNEY AFRICACape Town. 131104. A scene from St Goerges street pre 1900. Cape Town Library will be hosting an exhibition with old City pictures. Picture COURTNEY AFRICACape Town. 131104. A scene from Adderley Street street sellers pre 1900. Cape Town Library will be hosting an exhibition with old City pictures. Picture COURTNEY AFRICACape Town. 131104. A scene from The Grand Parade pre 1900. Cape Town Library will be hosting an exhibition with old City pictures. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA

A photographic exhibition at the National Library of South Africa is ringing out the old. Hundreds of photographs of central Cape Town, dating back to the 1800s, will be on display from today. From scenes of wagons and horse-drawn carts in St George’s Mall to the Adderley Street flower sellers in the early 1900s, the exhibition brings Cape Town of old to life. Included in the exhibition is one of the earliest known outdoor Cape Town photographs, taken in 1852. The exhibition is a photographic collaboration between the National Library and the Cape Town Photographic Society. While Greenmarket Square and Wale Street may be household names, this is so much more than just the same old story.

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