Mogadishu: Images from the Past

“Somalia – Mogadiscio – In the customs enclosure”

Posted in 1930s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 31 January, 2015

DoganaApproximate location. Lat:  2.036332, Long: 45.351251

“Viale Littorio”

Posted in 1930s, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 14 December, 2014

Viale LittorioLocation unknown. If you can help please leave a Comment below

 

Aerial view of Mogadishu, circa 1938

Posted in 1930s, Aerial photographs by rickjdavies on 20 November, 2014

Aerial1938“Somalia Italiana Mogadiscio – Panorama”

Double click on photo to get a large and more detailed view

“Mogadishu, the white city on the shores of the Indian Ocean”

Posted in 1930s, Aerial photographs by rickjdavies on 20 November, 2014

aerial view 1935

“Mogadishu,  the white city on the shores of the Indian Ocean”

From “L’Illustration” No.4799, 23 February 1935

Double click on photo to get a large and more detailed view

“Mogadiscio – Mercato del grano”

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

Scan

“Tipi e costumi”

Posted in 1930s, People, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 29 October, 2014

Tipi

“Bimbi”

Posted in 1930s, People, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 29 October, 2014

Bimbi

Mogadishu, circa 1935

Posted in 1930s, Maps by rickjdavies on 3 January, 2014

mog30sPossibly from “dall’atlante internazionale del T.C.I” , an atlas covering all of Somalia and possibly Ethiopia and Eritrea, published in Milan in  1935s. If you have any knowledge of the atlas, please let me know

“Somalia – Mogadiscio – La Fontana della Garesa”

Posted in 1930s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 13 April, 2013

2013 04 13 DClick on photo to enlarge

Postcard posted 2/3/1937

“Mogadiscio – Ginnasio Emilio De Bono”

Posted in 1930s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 11 April, 2013

SchoolPostcard posted 26/6/1935

Where is this building?

“Mogadiscio – Una veduta della citta dalla Cattedrale”

Posted in 1930s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 7 April, 2013

View from cathedral“A view of the city from the Cathedral”

Looking over the Palace of the Governor on the left and Hotel Croce del Sud in the centre foreground, with Xama Jab Jab in the distant right (I think)

“Somalia – Mogadiscio – La Fontana degli Uffici”

Posted in 1930s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 7 April, 2013

La Fontana“The fountain of offices”, in the forecourt of the Palace of the Governor

Post card posted 24/5/1938

“Mogadiscio – Palazzio del Governo”

Posted in 1930s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 7 April, 2013

Palazzo del GovernoPosted 22/6/1938

“Palace of the Governor”, which later became the office of the Municipality of Mogadishu until around 1987.

Located opposite to the Cathedral. Hotel Croce del Sud, is located to the right of this building.

“Somalia Italiana Mogadiscio”

Posted in 1930s, Aerial photographs, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 7 April, 2013

Aerial view 2Undated postcard. Postcard text reads: “Federazione dei Fasci di Combattimento Della Somalia Italiana, Commissione di Cultura e Propaganda”

“Somalia Italiana – Mogadiscio – Via C.M. De Vecchi” and “Somalia – Mogadiscio – LArco al Principe di Piemonte e il viale”

Posted in 1930s, Monuments, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 7 April, 2013

Via De Vecchi Undated, but likely to be mid-1930s

L'arcoPostcard sent dated 7./11/1936

“Somalia Italiana Meridonale”

Posted in 1930s, Maps by rickjdavies on 4 April, 2013

Map2Click on photo to enlarge

Date: Circa 1936

“L’Africa Orientale – Etiopia – Somalia – Eritrea”

Posted in 1930s, Maps by rickjdavies on 4 April, 2013

Map1Click on photo to enlarge

Date: Circa 1936

Somalia – Mogadiscio – La Sede dell’Intendenza

Posted in 1930s by rickjdavies on 20 March, 2011

Google translation: La Sede dell’Intendenza = The Office of Stewardship

Posted circa 1930. Location unknown.


If you have any idea of the location, ownership, purpose or history of this building, please leave a comment below

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.

“Notabili Indigeni”

Posted in 1930s, People by rickjdavies on 27 September, 2009

2013 04 13 ADated 1938, but could have been taken earlier, and used as a postcard in 1938

Who are the people present? Leave a comment below, if you can help

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