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    Tanzania, Wakindiga male and female adults and children dancing in circles outdoors. Section-view of group of adult males at left. Large group of children and adult females at right. Adults wearing cloths and personal-ornaments. Rural setting, hills in background. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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  • Date

    • 1938
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    • Length: 16.3 centimetres
    • Width: 21.6 centimetres
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        "Wakindigas, Lake Eyassi, Tanganyika, dancing very stilted musjem [?] tavems [?] exhibition, but they seem to enyoy it - By Mrs. Ira [?] H. Morse Morse Museum, Warren, N.H, U.S.A.; "Box 1103 - No/86" [second manuscript on back]; "Box 1103-No/s 82-108 1938. 1-12. Photographs of WA-KINDIGA. (a hunting people with Bushman & Pygmy affinities similar to SANDAWE, WANEGE, & WAHI.) L. EYASSI district. Tanganyika - Taken & presented by Mrs. I.H. Morse, 1938. (See O.Reche..." [manuscript on paper accompanying box; continues].
  • Curator's comments

    Circumstances: [KUR-] PIC DOC 09. Taken on Morse Museum African-Asiatic Expedition. Address of museum is Warren, New Hampshire, USA.

  • Bibliography

    • Recke 1914 bibliographic details
    • Meyer 1909 p 71; maps after 416 bibliographic details
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    Copyright: British Museum.

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    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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