Main Themes of Album: northern Sudan - stone buildings and megaliths; portraits of nomads, some anthropometric; nomadic life including shelters, animal husbandry and a ceremony [wedding?]. Geography: Location and ethnic group suggested by B J Mack, 7/01/1997. Circumstances: The Seligmans undertook ethnographic surveys in the Sudan in 1909-10, 1911-12 and 1921-22. Respectively, these journeys were north to south along the Nile and among the Nuba; east to west, including the Kababish of Kordofan and Beja of Red Sea Province; south and east of the Dinka, Bari and Lotuko speaking tribes (Seligman 1932:xii-xiii). However, the Seligmans were not the only photographers on these expeditions, and they also collected photographs taken by other people. B J Mack, 6/01/1997. The Seligmans also made a collection of photographs of the Veddas of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), held in the Asia section of the British Museum Department of Ethnography Pictorial Archive. Objects collected by the Seligmans in both areas are also held by the Department of Ethnography.
Acquisition (From) :: Seligman, Brenda Zara to The British Museum :: ?, Acquisition (From) :: Seligman, Charles Gabriel to The British Museum :: ?, Bibliograpic reference :: Firth 1975 ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Myers 1941 ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Seligman & Seligman 1932 pp xii-xiii ::, Dimension Length :: 10.76cm ::, Dimension Width :: 7.82cm ::, Object type :: photograph ::, Production (Made in) :: Sudan :: north, Production (Photographed) :: Seligman, Brenda Zara :: ?, Production date :: 1909-1922 :: ?, Subject :: arms/armour ::, Subject :: military ::, Uses technique :: gelatin silver print ::
Northern Sudan, frontal half length portrait of adult male standing outdoors. Male wearing what appears to be military uniform. Wearing shirt, trousers. Holding gun [?] wearing ammunition belt [?]. Label around neck bearing number "8". Medium: Gelatin silver print.