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Photograph (black and white) from an album; scene of "crowning of a native king". Crowd of male and female adults and children. Watching costumed stilt-dancer at centre. Crowd wearing cloths and tunics. European adult male at centre. Large, circular thatched-roof building at centre. Structure of poles at right. Sierra Leone. Albumen print.
- 1888-1889 (or earlier)
- Made in: Bullom (?)
- (Africa,Sierra Leone,Bullom)
- Length: 10.6 centimetres
- Width: 15.5 centimetres
Inscription Content"WILLIAM VIVIAN, U.M.F. CHURCHES. WV FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE. 1889. S.H.A. CASE FECIT." [manuscript on title page of album]; "I CROWNING OF A NATIVE KING ON THE BULLUM SHORE THE MAMACPARRAH DANCER" [manuscript on album page].
Main Themes of Album: Group portraits, some taken at indigenous events and missions; European mission and indigenous buildings; studio portraits of people in indigenous costume. Number of Photographs in Album: 34. Geography: Bullum not identified in sources. Other images in album depict Ghana and Sierra Leone. Circumstances: [VIV-] PIC DOC 75. Biography: Unclear whether Vivian is photographer or just maker of album.
Image attached to acidic [?] album page.
Copyright: British Museum?
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
Sierra Leone, scene of "crowning of a native king". Crowd of male and female adults and children. Watching costumed stilt-dancer at centre. Crowd wearing cloths and tunics. European adult male at centre. Large, circular thatched-roof building at centre. Structure of poles at right. Medium: Albumen print.
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Object reference number: EPF9993
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