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  • Description

    View of a street market with large white umbrellas. Adult males standing around and looking a baskets at one of the market stalls. Wearing "lamba" or shawls over trousers, and head-gear. Medium: Gelatin print.

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  • Date

    • 1933 (13th October)
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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 9.08 centimetres
    • Width: 14.92 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

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      • Inscription Content

        Album title: "COMORES RÉUNION MADAGASCAR 1933 MARY S. R. SINCLAIR" [embossed gilt on album cover]. Front end papers: "CAMORES 1-13. REUNION 1-14. MAD 1-41." [manuscript note]. Original description: "The market. Tananarive - Madagascar. 13-IX-33" [manuscript note on print border]; "S." [manuscript note on back of print].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comments: The street market is the main market in Antananarivo. It is called the "Zoma". John Mack, 20/06/1995. Album contains 68 photographs. Main themes of album: Travel around Comoros, Réunion, and Madagascar showing landscapes, harbours, buildings and portraits. Albums Af,A9 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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