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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A49.121

  • Description

    European boat on river. Several adult males on decks. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Date

    • 1880-1905
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8.18 centimetres
    • Width: 10.8 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        Original Number: "5872 L [sp.?]" [manuscript note on back of print].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's Comment: Prior to being stored in albums Af,A48, Af,A49 and Af,A50, the loose photographs and postcards donated by Lady Menendez were kept in boxes and envelopes. Circumstances: [MEN-] PIC DOC 12. Im Coll: Af,A49.134 Duplicate original photographic print. British Museum Department of Ethnography Pictorial Archive reference number.

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  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1970-1983

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A49.121

European boat on river. Several adult males on decks.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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