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River scene. View of Akassa, with five dug-out canoes on the bank of a stream surrounded by vegetation including palm trees. One canoe in the water. Three adult males standing in middle-ground behind canoes, wearing wraps. Akassa. Albumen print.
- 1865-1880 (circa)
- Made in: Akassa
- Length: 24 centimetres
- Width: 29.11 centimetres
Inscription ContentFront flyleaf: "Presented by William Main Esq., 1952." [manuscript note]; "Index. 1. Engineers dwelling house, Akassa. 2. S. S. "Nupe"..." [manuscript note on paper plate attached to flyleaf. Note continues with original descriptions for each photograph, see "Original description" on each record]. Original number: "4" [manuscript note on adhesive sticker on album card]. Original description: "4. View of village in Akassa." [manuscript note on paper plate attached to flyleaf]; "P. A. Mc C" [printed note on photograph].
Cataloguer's comments: Album contains 29 photographs. Map on front end paper. Main themes of album: Views of colonial stations or outposts, including residential, industrial and prison buildings. Portraits of indigenous people and views of local settlements. Circumstances: [MAI-] PIC DOC 07.
The photographs are mounted on cards which are bound into an album. The album card is very acidic, and is breaking in places. There is foxing on the album card and on some photographs.
- Topographic representation of: Akassa
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
River scene. View of five dug-out canoes on the bank of a stream surrounded by vegetation including palm trees. One canoe in the water. Three adult males standing in middle-ground behind canoes, wearing wraps. Medium: Albumen print.
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Object reference number: EPF970
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