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  • Description

    Group of adult males, females and children standing on the bank of a river and around two trees. Wearing tee-shirts, shirts, shorts, cloths. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1935 (3rd February)
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  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.9 centimetres
    • Width: 18.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

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      • Inscription Content

        Album title: "KENYA, UGANDA, AND THE SUDAN 1935 MARY S. R. SINCLAIR" [embossed gilt on album cover]. Original description: "Farewell to Mongalla White Nile. Sudan. 3-II-35." [manuscript note on print border].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comment: Album contains 70 photographs. Main themes of album: Travel by river steamer through Uganda to the Sudan showing waterfalls, wildlife, river steamers, river crossings, indigenous people and settlements. Albums Af,A8 to Af,A22 and Af,A24 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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