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Femmes faisant de la poterie
Women making pots
Ramseyer, Friedrich August Louis (Mr)
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
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
mission21, Missionsstrasse 21, CH-4003 Basel, Switzerland, tel. (+41 61 260 22 42), fax (+4161 260 22 68)
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."
b/w positive, paper print, gelatin-silver
11.7 x 15.6 cm.
impa-m38442 [Legacy record ID]
D-30.22.080; QD-30.042.0037; QD-32.024.0031 [Same image reference number]
QD-30.043.0037 [Reference number]
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
QD-30.043: untitled
impa-m15099; impa-m17423
impa-m38334; impa-m38442; impa-m52893
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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