Untitled (44UN-7921-003), Somaliland (Somalia), 1958
Archival pigment print
Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.61
On View in Gallery 365
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