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The procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A14.43

  • Title (object)

    • The procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V
  • Description

    View of the audience at the procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. Group of men and women in traditional dress. 2-III-1936 (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1936 (2nd March)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 12.1 centimetres
    • Width: 18.35 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        Album title: "GOLD COAST NORTHERN TERRITORY ASHANTI 1936 MARY S. R. SINCLAIR" [embossed gilt on album cover]. Front end pages: "GC 1 - GC 60" [manuscript note]. Original description: "Natives assembled for the George V funeral demonstration." [manuscript note on print border. See also note on back of print].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comments: Some information provided by N F Barley, 29/09/1995. According to the inscriptions in Af,A14, the procession being watched by this crowd was in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. Album contains 61 photographs. Main themes of album: Travel through Ghana showing colonial residencies, indigenous settlements, and a procession and meeting of chiefs in Kumasi. Albums Af,A8 to Af,A13 and Af,A15 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

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A14.43

Portrait of a crowd of adult males and females, wearing cloths. Folded umbrella being carried by one adult male. Locally made umbrellas raised in middle of crowd.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.

Portrait of a crowd of adult males and females, wearing cloths. Folded umbrella being carried by one adult male. Locally made umbrellas raised in middle of crowd. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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