This box of prints contains images of African people photographed by Trotter. A small number are portraits from his studio, or close-ups of people he encountered, including a portrait of a dhow captain which markings on reverse suggest was entered for an exhibition or competition, but the majority were taken at events where large groups of people or demonstrations of African culture were featured.
The most notable of these is the visit of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to Kenya in early 1959: images taken at this time include groups meeting the Queen in Nairobi's Mitchell Park and at Narok, the Royal Agricultural Society of Kenya Show at Eldoret, tribesmen at Kamasia Stadium, Indian dancers at Nairobi City Park, images taken from the Royal train as it passed crowds massed at Sabatia station, Acholi dancers at Murchison Falls Park, a guard of honour at Kampala and a demonstration by Kabaka drummers. There are additional images from the Queen Mother's visit in 2001/090/1/3/10 and in the album 2001/090/1/4/3. There are also digitised images in 2001/090/1/1, negative numbers 25938-26056.
There are also images of a pageant featuring Kikuyu dancers and Chuka drummers in January 1959, a Kikuyu boys band at the SJAK (Sports Journalists Association of Kenya) show in Nairobi, August 1959, drummers and acrobats at the Nairobi Royal Show, Mitchell Park, October 1959 and Chuka drummers at the Nakuru Show in January 1960. There are a few images of men in a dugout canoe at the Kasinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, a shot of pianist Peter Maxwell with a band at the Equator Club in Nairobi, and several photographs of the everyday lives of Kikuyu and Guriana people, including passengers on the Kilifi ferry. There are also several images of Jomo Kenyatta.
Another box of images of "African People" is at 2001/090/1/3/2 and further related images are in 2001/090/1/3/10.