The photo was taken during the 1977 media visit. On that day Mandela and his comrades were told to work in the garden instead of going to the lime quarry, which was their usual activity. Mandela was unaware of the media visit and was annoyed at being photographed. The reverse side of features image captions in Afrikaans and English.


  • Title: Reverse of Prison Image
  • Date Created: 1977-04-25
  • Transcript: 4. Nelson Mandela wek in die tuin voor die ingang van die gevangenis 4. Nelson Mandela tending the garden in front of the entrance to the prison
  • Originals location: Originals are with the National Archives of South Africa
  • Extent and Medium: 1 black and white photograph
  • Collection: Robben Island Photos

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