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Coutinho Gallery

J. B. Coutinho was one of the first men in Africa to take up the new profession of “photographer”. The Coutinho brothers established the second commercial photographic firm in East Africa. They first opened a studio in Stone Town and then later an additional studio in Dar es Salaam. In the 1890's J. B. Coutinho had a brief business partnership with A. C. Gomes.
Stone Town once housed all the High Courts for East Africa. Hired teams of women-workers were, and still are, common in Zanzibar
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