photographic print(black & white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white), from an album; view of a crowd at a ceremony standing in a yard surrounded by corrugated iron buildings. Row of women at front of crowd, wearing cloths, dresses, head-gear, neck-ornaments. Large umbrella held above heads of women in centre of crowd. Man at left appears to by playing a wind-instrument. Wearing a shirt, waist-cloth, head-gear. Boy in front of women at right holding an elephant tusk. What appears to be a mirror in a frame held up at back of crowd. Bonny
- Production date
Length: 13.65 centimetres (AF/A46/70)
Width: 19.80 centimetres (AF/A46/70)
- Curator's comments
The same photograph is found in an album owned by W.H. Himbury and housed at the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution - EEPA 1995-0024-039. The photograph in this album is described as: "Long John's wives and family, piece of ivory presented to W.H. Himbury".
Albums Af,A46 and Af,A47 were originally in one album containing 176 photographs.
Main themes of album: Views of indigenous and European settlements, trading stations, roads, and Christian cemeteries. Portraits of European and indigenous people.
Geography: Long John was a ruler of Bonny. (N F Barley, 04/06/1996.)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Copyright: British Museum (?).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AF/CA46/70