James Town King Drummers
- James Town King Drummers
King drummers. James Town. Early 20th Century. Albumen print.
- Made in: Ghana (?)
- Length: 14 centimetres (AF/A47/84)
- Width: 19.4 centimetres (AF/A47/84)
Inscription ContentAlbum Title: "1st BENIN. WARRI. & SAPELE. 2nd NEW CALABAR. BONNY. OPOBO & QUA COUNTRY." [manuscript note on album paper]. Original Description: "James Town King drummers" [manuscript note on back of print].
Cataloguer's comment: Some information provided by N F Barley, 08/07/1996. Albums Af,A46 and Af,A47 were originally in one album containing 176 photographs. Main themes of album: Views of indigenous and European settlements, trading stations, roads, and Christian cemeteries. Portraits of European and indigenous people. Geography: Geographic location suggested by H Cornwall-Jones, 10/07/1996. A manuscript mark on the back of the print is identical to marks found on other prints taken in Ghana.
Copyright: British Museum (?).
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
Group of adult and young adult male drummers standing in front of a thatched shelter under two umbrellas. Adult male in centre is holding a metal gong. Two adult males squatting beside a cannon in the foreground, wearing American dress. Others wearing cloths, head-gear, personal-ornaments, shirts. Crowd of males and females at l.. Medium: Albumen print.
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Object reference number: EPF3201
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