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Title
Ama Achara women ready for festival, Nigeria, ca. 1921
Creator
Emily Godfrey
Date Created and/or Issued
1916/1926
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
Centre for the Study of World Christianity
Contact the repository for details.
The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
divinity-CSWC@ed.ac.uk
http://www.cswc.div.ed.ac.uk/collections/
Description
Black and white photograph showing a group of women at the hospital at Ama Achara run by the Primitive Methodist Missionary Society. The women have been photographed ready for a traditional or religious festival. The women and girls wear smock dresses, and most wear head-scarves (known as "gele.") This photograph was pasted into one of a series of exercise book albums created by Emily Godfrey, Matron of the Ama Achara Methodist Hospital.
Format
black-and-white photographs
Identifier
IMP-CSCNWW20-1-2-8.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-77842
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-CSCNWW20-1-2-8.jpg
Subject
Customs and traditions
Groups
Primitive Methodist Missionary Society
Methodist Missionary Society
Women
Hospitals
Festivals
Group portraits
Time Period
1916/1926
Place
Abia
Africa
Nigeria
Umuahia
medical facilities: Methodist Hospital, Ama Achara
Source
CSCNWW20/1/2/8 [File]
Relation
Emily Godfrey collection; Box 1; Second book of photographs (CSCNWW20-1-2)
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s

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