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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A2.252

  • Description

    Portrait of two young adult males standing in front of a corrugated iron wall. Wearing blanket cloaks, wrist-ornaments, head-gear and carrying umbrellas and knobkerries or sticks. One male carrying an accordion. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1936
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 10.4 centimetres
    • Width: 5.9 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        Album title: "NATIVE LIFE IN WESTERN PONDOLAND. By Mrs. FRED CLARKE. Copyright Photographs and Commentary by Mrs. Fred. Clarke." Page title: "Pondo Youths" Original description: "Pondo Youths Pose" [note in ink on album card].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comments: Album containing 393 photographs. Album contains several sheets of paper with typed notes as well as detailed inscriptions. Main themes of album: Various aspects of Pondo social life and culture. Circumstances: [CLA-] PIC DOC 02.

  • Condition

    Good condition.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: Possibly Mrs Fred Clarke, or British Museum.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A2.252

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