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Odow Kwame, Chief of Abetifi
Odow Kwame, der Häuptling von Abetifi
Ramseyer, Friedrich August Louis (Mr)
Date Created and/or Issued
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: Als Nr. 51 publiziert im Album 'Achtzig Ansichten von der Goldküste (Westafrika) nach Originalaufnahmen des Missionars Fritz Ramseyer', Neuenburg 1895. - Bildlegende im Album: "Adow-Kwame mit Tragkorb und Tragstuhl. - Der Häuptling, mit seinem Kind auf dem Schosse, ist umgeben von seinem Gefolge. Links oben sehen wir seinen langen Tragkorb, rechts auf dem Boden seinen Tragstuhl, mit Polsternägeln verziert
beide sind Landesfabrikat. Begiebt er sich zum König oder sonst auf Reisen, so lässt er sich entweder im Korbe oder auf dem Stuhle tragen."
Note translation: Published as no 51 in the album 'Achtzig Ansichten von der Goldküste (Westafrika) nach Originalaufnahmen des Missionars Fritz Ramseyer', Neuchâtel 1895. (RI). - Caption in the album: "Adow-Kwame with carrying-chair and carrying-basket. - The chief, with his child on his lap, is surrounded by his entourage. On the upper left one sees his big palanquin, to the right on the floor is the carrying-chair decorated with furniture nails. Both were made here. Whenever he goes on a journey or to see the King he lets himself be carried either in the palanquin or on the chair." - In the French caption it is the palanquin which is specifically stated to be of local make, the origin of the chair is left open. (PJ 7/98). - A curous point about this photograph is that the chief appears not to be wearing sandals - i.e. his bare feet are resting on the earth. His left foot seems to be bandaged. (PJ 07.1998).
b/w positive, paper print, gelatin-silver
12.3 x 17.4 cm.
impa-m25596 [Legacy record ID]
Ado-Kwame (chief)
Carrier m
Carrying frame
Chief m
Insignia of rank
Men's wear
Sword bearer m
Time Period
D-30.14.049 [Reference number]
QD-30.001.0050; QD-30.042.0055; QD-30.043.0055; QD-32.024.0398 [Same image reference number]
Gold Coast. Twi District. Abetifi. Main mission station. 14.a. Mission station, mission house and church, b. Mission, people, c. Schools and pupils, d. Sewing classes, e. Non-mission
Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
impa-m15099; impa-m17077
impa-m36725; impa-m38352; impa-m38460; impa-m53260
mission 21 / Basel Mission

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