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White Volta Lake discovered 1935. Pong

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  • Title (object)

    • White Volta Lake discovered 1935. Pong
  • Description

    Lake 2 miles from White Volta river. Pong - Tamalé. Discovered in 1935 when the Tetze-area was being cleared. 29-II-1936. (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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  • Date

    • 1936 (29th February)
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  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 12 centimetres
    • Width: 18.48 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • 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: "This lake 2 mls from White Volta river was discovered in 1935 when the Tetze-area was being cleared. Pong - Tamalé. 29-II-36." [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. 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.


  • Condition

    Album bound in full leather. Good condition.

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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Two adult males in a dug-out canoe on a lake. Wearing head-gear, cloths.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.

Two adult males in a dug-out canoe on a lake. Wearing head-gear, cloths. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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