150 Years of the Cape Argus

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: January 1, 2007     To: December 31, 2007
150 Years of the Cape Argus
150 Years of the Cape Argus Cape Town of old: A tram passing the Standard Bank building in Adderley St in 1939, one of the memorable pictures to be featured in the Cape Argus exhibition

One of the biggest and best known daily newspapers in this country celebrates its 150th anniversary with a fascinating exhibition of its photographs, cartoons, front pages and memorabilia.

Through the lenses of its award-winning photographers, the Cape Argus will tell the exciting story of life over the past 150 years, covering the early days, the tragic disasters, the medical miracles, the turbulent 1980s, the Mandela era – depicting the old and new, illustrating the city’s amazing growth, high-lighting the funny side, the birth pains, and the last laughs.

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