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Group of nine African women posing standing behind a group of mtoto (children) and two more women seated (one child is squatting on his haunches). The women have shaven heads and are mostly clothed in drapes of animal hide. From their earrings and necklaces they appear to be Masai. The group is posing in front of a corrugated iron shed

 Item — Album: 63, Page: 25
Identifier: 63-25

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Photographs and postcards depicting Zanzibar, Ripon Falls in Uganda, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, and Aden, plus a few from Egypt and Rome. Most photographs are captioned in ink, but the original captions differ somewhat from those recorded in the inventory, as noted. In addition, some captions have been amended or corrected in pencil. These additions and corrections have been noted as well.

Dates

  • 1906

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

Photograph 1

Access

Onsite access to the entire collection is open to researchers during library hours, Monday-Friday, 8.30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Contact the Herskovits Library for further information. Email: africana@northwestern.edu

Extent

From the Record Group: 1 album (1 album, 36 p., 27 x 38 cm.) : Oblong quarto (27 x 38 cm.), containing 39 silver and albumen prints, plus three postcards, most images captioned; the card album leaves are a little browned and brittle; original black watered silk boards, neatly rebacked in black morocco, gilt lettering to spine, endpapers replaced.

Physical Description

Photograph 1

General

Title from duplicate photograph, Object 61.7.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies Repository

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