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  • Description

    Portrait of an adult male standing on the deck a ship, wearing American dress. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1936 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 18.32 centimetres
    • Width: 11.98 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

        Album title: "ALGERIA FRENCH TOGOLAND DAHOMEY FRENCH NIGERIA SENEGAL MOROCCO, TANGIERS 1936 MARY S. R. SINCLAIR" [embossed gilt on album cover]. Original description: "Mons. Boisson. secretaire général. A. O. F." [manuscript note on print border].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comment: Album contains 85 photographs. Main themes of album: Portraits of colonial-officials, indigenous people, tapioca production in Benin, views of palaces, colonial residencies and other buildings. Albums Af,A8 to Af,A23 and Af,A25 to Af,A33 belong to the same series. Circumstances: [SIN-] PIC DOC 08.


  • Condition

    Album bound in full leather. Good condition.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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Portrait of an adult male standing on the deck a ship, wearing American dress.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.



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