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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,B83.26

  • Description

    Uganda, Ganda canoe moored at side of river or lake. Long protuberance on front of canoe, with horns at end. Goat at left. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1929 (19th October)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8 centimetres
    • Width: 10.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        "19.x.29. Baganda canoe. Jinja. (Horns of "cobus thomagi".) (C.W. Hobley.)" [Braunholtz's manuscript on back]; "7." [second manuscript on back]; "EBW" [third manuscript on back].
  • Curator's comments

    Circumstances: [BRA-] PIC DOC 59. One of a series of photographs of Uganda, including Af,83.1-26.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition date

    1929-1963

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,B83.26

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