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Title
Making pots
Töpfe-Fabrikation
Creator
Ramseyer, Friedrich August Louis (Mr)
Date Created and/or Issued
1888/1895
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
All the images (photographic and non-photographic) made available in this collection are the property of the Basel Mission and are managed by mission 21. mission 21 / Basel Mission claim copyright on the images in their possession and require those publishing any of the images--both individuals and organisations--to pay a user's/copyright fee.
Contact the Archives of mission21 at address mentioned or at info@bmpix.org.
info@bmarchives.org
mission21
mission21, Missionsstrasse 21, CH-4003 Basel, Switzerland, tel. (+41 61 260 22 42), fax (+4161 260 22 68)
Description
Annotation translation: "Twi."
Annotation: "Tschi."
Note: Als Nr. 36 publiziert im Album 'Achtzig Ansichten von der Goldküste (Westafrika) nach Originalaufnahmen des Missionars Fritz Ramseyer', Neuenburg 1895. (RI). - Bildlegende im Album: "Topffabrikation. - Bei unsern Negern ist die Herstellung von Töpfen die Arbeit der Frauen. Sie holen den Thon am Fuss des Berges, stampfen und bearbeiten ihn auf flachen Steinen. Mit der blossen Hand verwandeln sie nachher den Klumpen Thon zu einem Wassertopf oder sonst einem Küchengeschirr. Nachdem sie an der Sonne genügend getrocknet sind, werden die Töpfe in einem Haufen dürren Holzes aufgeschichtet und so gebrannt."
Note translation: Published as no 36 in the album 'Achtzig Ansichten von der Goldküste (Westafrika) nach Originalaufnahmen des Missionars Fritz Ramseyer', Neuchâtel 1895. (RI). - Caption in the album: "Pottery.- Among our Africans making pots is a woman's job. They bring the clay from the foot of the mountain, pound it and work it on flat stones. With their bare hands they shape the lumps of clay into water-pots or some other kitchen utensil. After they have dried in the sun the pots are stacked up in a pile of dry wood and in this way they are baked." - The French text begins "Chose bien étrange, la fabrication des pots à eau ... est le travail des femmes..." and ends " ... est cuite au centre d'une grande cage de bois mort qui abonde dans la forêt."
Type
image
Format
b/w positive, paper print, collodion
11.4 x 16.4 cm.
Identifier
impa-m26027 [Legacy record ID]
impa-abmpix-6158
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m26027
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-abmpix-6158.jpg
Subject
Adobe
Baby
Child care
Compound
Craftswomanship scene
Goat
Potter f
Pottery
Thatched roof
Vessel
Time Period
1888/1895
Place
Ghana
Source
D-30.22.080 [Reference number]
QD-30.042.0037; QD-30.043.0037; QD-32.024.0031 [Same image reference number]
Relation
Gold Coast. 22. Crafts, trade, transport. A. Work with cloth, b. Goldmines, c, domestic work, d. Trade and market, e. Building, f. Transport, g. crafts and transport, remainder category
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
impa-m15099; impa-m17357
impa-m38334; impa-m38442; impa-m52893
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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