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photographic print

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  • Description

    Egypt, side view of adult male sitting on chair outdoors. Wearing military uniform, hat. Outdoor setting, two-storey brick building with bars across windows in background. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1909-1910 (?)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 10.3 centimetres
    • Width: 7.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

        "115" [stamp on back of print]; "327" [printed from original negative].
  • Curator's comments

    Circumstances: One of a series of photographs, including Af,A53 and Af,A54, possibly takent when the Seligmans travelled along the Nile on a 1909-10 ethnographic expedition. (Seligman 1932). However, the Seligmans were not the only photographers on their expeditions, and they also collected photographs taken by other people. B J Mack, 6/01/1997. As well as their Northeast African collections, the Seligmans also made a collection of photographs of the Veddas of Ceylon, held in the Asia section of the British Museum Department of Ethnography Pictorial Archive. Objects collected by the Seligmans in both areas are also held by the Department of Ethnography.


  • Bibliography

    • Myers 1941 bibliographic details
    • Firth 1975 bibliographic details
    • Seligman & Seligman 1932 pp xii-xiii bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

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  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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