Mogadishu: Images from the Past

Somali camel and rider

Posted in People by rickjdavies on 30 January, 2011

Text on back of card reads:

Carte Postale
Hotel de l’Europe
Turkish Shop
I. Benghiat Som

Please add your comments below on when and where this photo may have been taken

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  1. Bo Warsame said, on 6 June, 2011 at 9:06 am

    This is a wrongly labeled postcard. Check both the shape of the shield and the hairstyle. It is probably a Sudanese Nubian-Bisharin or an Eritrean. So is also the one labeled ‘Somali family’.


  2. Gilles said, on 25 April, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    The shield seems too large to be Somali… Somali shields were very small, much smaller than any other shields in the Horn area. Also, note that Somalis never rode camels…they would only walk next to them.

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