Zanzibar Stone-town fruit-market next to the old fort.
Dating around 1894. One photo has the number "40" on it.
Size of both photos 7,5 by 10 cm but with very high resolution.
Sugar cane being sold on the market
Banana's and other fruits being sold on the market
The above photo of the Zanzibar fruit market was taken by J. Sturtz in 1888 (ref 2)
The market place was also the location for public executions. Wangemann (Ref 1 page 12) writes in 1888 that for many years no executions had taken place, but in December 1888 on two Sunday evenings many people were taken from the fort-prison and decapitated. Possibly the new sultan (he succeeded sultan Barghash in March) wanted to demonstrate his power or the increased criminality / unrest was the reason for the executions.
Antique photo Zanzibar fruit market, not by Sturtz (photographer unknown)
Size 12 by 9,5 cm