Friday, October 7, 2011
Natal Photographers: Emil Larsen
This cabinet print shows Emil and Gusta Larsen with their daughter Dora b 1897. Here we have a photograph of a photographer: Emil Larsen initially operated a studio in Greyville, Durban. By the turn of the century he and his twin brother Sigvart were working together as 'Larsen Bros.' at 410 West Street, Durban. Emil crops up in 1904 at a studio in Winder Street, Durban; after that, entries for him in the Natal Almanac cease.
Gusta Larsen was the daughter of Thomas and Ane Dahle of Lot 30 Marburg (Norwegian settlers to Natal, 1882).