Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Natal Photographers: Caney's Building, Durban

The Caney's Building, West Street, Durban; the name can be seen 
over the store window. Next door was the Tattersall Bar.

 This was the first 3 storey structure in Durban. The family lived on the third floor, which was rickety and which swayed when the wind blew strong off the Bay. 
The third floor was demolished as a result. 

The shape of the lady's skirt outside the shop window indicates a date during the 1860s, when the fan-shaped hoop was fashionable.

Acknowlegement: Graham Leslie MacCallum

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