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View from Christiansborg Castle

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  • Title (object)

    • View from Christiansborg Castle
  • Description

    Looking East from the ramparts of Christiansborg Castle. 8-III-36. (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1936 (11th March)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.92 centimetres
    • Width: 18.4 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

        Album title: "GOLD COAST ASHANTI TO KETA 1936 MARY S. R. SINCLAIR" [embossed gilt on album cover]. Front end pages: "GC 61 - 118" [manuscript note]. Original description: "Looking East from Christiansborg Castle. 11-III-36." [manuscript note on print border].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comments: Album contains 59 photographs. Main themes of album: Activities during Ramadan in Kumasi, views of Christiansborg Castle, a fishing village, and market scenes. Albums Af,A8 to Af,A14 and Af,A16 to Af,A33 belong to the same series. Circumstances: [SIN-] PIC DOC 08.

  • Condition

    Album bound in full leather. Good condition.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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View of beach from castle. Dug-out canoes pulled up on beach. A few people standing by canoes.
ium: Gelatin silver print.

View of beach from castle. Dug-out canoes pulled up on beach. A few people standing by canoes. ium: Gelatin silver print.

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