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photographic print / album

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A158.99

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; Three adult males standing. River at back. Picture blurred and unclear. Oduchala (??), Nigeria, 16 August 1913.

    Gelatin silver print

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1913
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.2 centimetres
    • Width: 10.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        English
      • Inscription Content

        16 Aug. 1913. 2 wrestlers at at ODUCHALA
      • Inscription Comment

        Written on album page.
  • Curator's comments

    Note on album internal cover:

    "These photographs were taken by me in 1913 in Idah District on left bank of R. Niger, including KUKURUKU country on its right bank.

    They are not arranged in strict chronological order but in order to illustrate places, people, etc.

    My 8th "tour"

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  • Bibliography

    • Partridge 1905 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    good

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A158.99

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