Mogadishu: Images from the Past

“Mogadiscio – Mercato Amarnini”

Posted in 1918 - 1940, Markets by rickjdavies on 26 March, 2015

1-img-326131049-0001This copy provided courtesy of Bruce Eady. Possible date: early 1920s. Location unknown, but likely to be in the vicinity of Xamar Weyne.

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“Contrattazioni” (bargaining)

Posted in 1950s, Markets by rickjdavies on 8 November, 2014

Market sceneLocation unknown. Any ideas?

“Mogadiscio – Il mercato”

Posted in 1950s, Markets, People, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 5 November, 2014

Il mercatoWhere was this photo taken? I think it is somewhere near the gold market (the arches in the distance?), but I am not sure. Leave a comment if you can help

“Mogadiscio – Mercato del grano”

Posted in 1930s, Markets by rickjdavies on 2 November, 2014

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“Venditori di dura”

Posted in 1950s, Markets by rickjdavies on 29 October, 2014

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“Mogadiscio – Mercato Amaruin”

Posted in 1950s, Markets by rickjdavies on 11 May, 2013

Scan May 11Meaning “Xamar Weyne market”. Location of the gold market in the 1980s

“Mercato di Mogadiscio”

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Markets by rickjdavies on 26 April, 2013

Mercato di Mogadiscio 1901Click on photo to enlarge

“Market of Mogadishu” circa 1901 (from an Italian magazine) Possibly the Garessa on the left and Shangani in the middle distance. What do you think? Leave your comment.

“Mogadiscio – Mercato indigeno”

Posted in 1918 - 1940, Markets, Mosques by rickjdavies on 20 April, 2013

Mercato indigeno_001Mogadishu – indigenous market. Post card poisted 20/11/1924

Possibly with Sheik Sufi mosque in the far left

Where do you think this is? Leave your comment below

“Mogadiscio – Villagio indigeno fuori << Porta Mercato"

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Markets, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 20 April, 2013

Villagio IndigenoRough translation: “Indigenous village outside Port Market”

Where is this location? Leave your comments below

Mogadishu street kids, circa 1987

Posted in 1980s, Markets, People by rickjdavies on 10 April, 2013

Drawings of street kids washing cars, carrying loads, polishing shoes, sniffing glue and running from the police
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“Suuqa xoolaha Muqdisho”

Posted in 1980s, Markets by rickjdavies on 7 April, 2013

Animal marketLivestock market, in Hawl Wadag district in the 1980s

Postscript 01/05/2015: This is where I thought this market was

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“Mogadiscio – Caravana in formazione davanti alla Dogana”

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Markets by rickjdavies on 7 April, 2013

Caravana 2Postcard sent 20/5/1913

 Italian translates as “Caravan in formation in front of the Customs”  The large white building with three windows on its top left, appears on multiple photos on this website.

Approximate location on Google Maps The area where the camels are was subsequently built over, I think. It opened out to the beach on the right.

Mogadiscio Somalia Italiana – Venditori di datteri

Posted in 1918 - 1940, Markets by rickjdavies on 3 April, 2013

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“Seller of dates”. Posted 26 May 1927

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R. C. M. Somali – Carvan leaving Berbera

Posted in Berbera, Markets, Rural by rickjdavies on 30 January, 2011

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

Somalia – Mogadiscio – Il mercato del pesce

Posted in 1930s, Markets by rickjdavies on 16 January, 2011

Posted 1935. Location unknown. But the building behind on the left looks a bit like the old post office (which was on the corner, near the sea). And the two story white building in the distance, behind the fish market building, looks similar to the building shown in other photos and prints on this website. e.g. https://mogadishuimages.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/5/ and https://mogadishuimages.wordpress.com/2009/06/12/530/

If you can help us find the location of this fish market, please use the Comment facility below.

Somalia Italiana – Mercato della legna

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, Markets by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2009

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Date and location unknown. This looks like a market for firewood

Postcard – Ediz. Missione Francescana di Mogadiscio

Somalia Italiana – Mercato: un po’ di tutto

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, Markets by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2009

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Postcard – Ediz. Missione Francescana di Mogadiscio

Mogadiscio – Mercato Indigeno

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, Markets by rickjdavies on 30 December, 2008

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Markets

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, Markets by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2008


Somalia Italiana: Venditore di Ferravecchi

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