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  • Description

    View of the rear of a car on a ferry at the bank of a river. Dug-out canoe tied up beside the ferry. Adult males on ferry and in foreground, wearing shorts, vest. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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  • Date

    • 1933 (16th August)
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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.9 centimetres
    • Width: 18.4 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

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      • Inscription Content

        Album title: "TANGANYIKA 1933 MARY S. R. SINCLAIR" [embossed gilt on album cover]. Front end pages: "T 1 - 96" [manuscript note] Original description: "Crossing the Ruvu River. 16-VIII-33" [manuscript note on print border].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comment: Album contains 96 photographs. Main themes of album: Travel by car through Tanzania, showing camp sites, river crossings, indigenous settlements and people, wildlife. Albums Af,A8 to Af,A24 and Af,A26 to Af,A33 belong to the same series. Circumstances: [SIN-] PIC DOC 08.

  • Condition

    Album bound in full leather. Good condition.

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  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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