This box of prints contains images of African people photographed by Trotter. Many are portraits of individuals or small groups pictured outside their homes or in the course of their daily lives. Tribes which he has photographed in this way include the Masai, Samburu and Turkana and the inhabitants of Kwale, Kilifi and Timboroa. Images of the Turkana tribe at Wamba feature portraits of their chiefs. There are also a number of photographs taken on board a dhow in Mombasa Harbour, and a shot of the Kilifi ferry. Some of these images, including entertainments such as local dancers, were taken on safari trips.
There are also a large number of images taken at large-scale events, including dancers and drummers at the 1952 and 1956 Royal Shows, the 1955 Concours d' Elegance and the 1955 Kampala Trade Show. Numerous images also date from the visit of Princess Margaret to Kenya in 1956. These include a group of Turkana waving union flags as they wait for her to arrive, and her visits to Machakos where she was entertained by Wakamba dancers and Amboseli where she met members of the Maasai tribe.
There are also a small number of images relating to the 1953 Mau Mau uprising. These include shots of a cleansing ceremony, and a man painting the family name on the roof of his house, a common practice.
A number of images included in this section are undated and carry no negative number. At least a proportion of these were taken in the Belgian Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo) and feature portraits of local people, described as "pygmies" by Trotter, in small groups or engaged in activities such as hunting and various trades. One of these won second prize in a photography competition, according to markings on the reverse.
Another box of images of "African People" is at 2001/090/1/3/3, and further related images are in 2001/090/1/3/10.