Untitled (44UN-7921-003), Somaliland (Somalia), 1958
Archival pigment print
Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.61
Not on View
This photograph of the white minaret of the historic Arba’a Rukun Mosque framed against a blue sky and the Cinema Hamar, seen on the far right, provides a sense of the vibrancy of 1950s Mogadishu. The pedestrians, bikes, and cars, including the “Woody” station wagon (an automobile with a wood, rather than metal, exterior), provide visual context for modern life in the capital city.
Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive