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Melville Chater. A woman sits among the carpet of wild flowers in Little Karoo. Cape Colony, Union of South Africa. 1930s.

Melville Chater. A man and woman with her baby on her back pick cotton in a field. Swaziland, South Africa. 1930s.

Melville Chater. A young girl arranges a diverse bouquet of South African wild flowers. Cape Colony, Union of South Africa. 1930s.

Melville Chater. Locals relax under a blooming jacaranda tree. Durban, Union of South Africa. 1930s.

Melville Chater. Not much is known of this photographer. But certainly among the 20s and 30s he worked for the National Geographic realizing some autochromes that immortalized the colors of South Africa.

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