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View of a group of adult females wearing skirts, shawls, shirts, head-gear, bead neck-ornaments, ankle-ornaments, wrist-ornaments, arm-ornaments. One female carries an umbrella. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- Length: 6.19 centimetres
- Width: 10.5 centimetres
Inscription ContentAlbum title: "NATIVE LIFE IN WESTERN PONDOLAND. By Mrs. FRED CLARKE. Copyright Photographs and Commentary by Mrs. Fred. Clarke." Page title: "The Initiation Into Womanhood" Original description: "Maids in waiting. The girl may only leave the hut at night when she is escorted by these friends." [note in ink on album card].
Cataloguer's comments: Album containing 393 photographs. Album contains several sheets of paper with typed notes as well as detailed inscriptions. Main themes of album: Various aspects of Pondo social life and culture. Circumstances: [CLA-] PIC DOC 02.
Copyright: Possibly Mrs Fred Clarke, or British Museum.
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Object reference number: EPF242
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