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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A7.4

  • Description

    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.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1865-1880 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 24 centimetres
    • Width: 29.11 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        Front 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].
  • Curator's comments

    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.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1952

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A7.4

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.

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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