Between 1936 and 1949, Constance Stuart devoted much of her spare time to photograph the Ndebele, who lived in settlements near Pretoria. During the week, Stuart operated her studio in town; on weekends she drove to the nearby settlements. She frequently returned to the same places, and became familiar with many Ndebele women. Stuart created portraits, recorded Ndebele architecture, and documented activities, among them wall painting and mat making.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.