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Mallam-Ali

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A15.5

  • Title (object)

    • Mallam-Ali
  • Description

    Mallam-Ali on his horse. Kumasi. 5-III-36 (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1936 (5th March)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.88 centimetres
    • Width: 18.35 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • 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: "Mallam-Ali poses for his photograph. Kumasi. 5-III-36." [manuscript note on print border].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comments: Some information provided by N F Barley, 12/10/1995. 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.

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  • Condition

    Album bound in full leather. Good condition.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A15.5

Group of adult males standing around an adult male on horse-back. One adult male holding an umbrella above the male on horse-back. Males wearing robe, turban, shirt, trousers, Fulani [?] high hats. One male is a local police-officer, wearing uniform.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.

Group of adult males standing around an adult male on horse-back. One adult male holding an umbrella above the male on horse-back. Males wearing robe, turban, shirt, trousers, Fulani [?] high hats. One male is a local police-officer, wearing uniform. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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