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Inauguration Album, Republic of Liberia, January 1952 - Page 48
Three columns of printed negative strips with images from Inaugural Ceremonies for the Liberian President. Image descriptions from top to bottom, left to right. Image 1-4: Various images of four women dancing in the center of a large crowd. The crowd is standing in a circle watching the women. The women are on an open dirt field wearing various pieces of cloth tied around their waist and torso. A large thatch-roofed hut is behind the field. Image 5 & 12: Various images of two young boys and a young girl standing in the crowd watching dancers. The girl in the center is wearing a patterned white shirt and a head wrap, folding her arms over her waist. The two young boys are wearing open shirts. All three are looking at the camera. Image 6-8: Various images of a young woman dancing in the center of a close crowd. A group of men with drums are playing behind her. The woman is holding two scarves in the air with her hands while lifting her feet and dancing. Image 9: Two men moving around a person dressed in a Bush devil costume and mask. The three people are in a dirt field surrounded by a crowd watching. Image 10: A person wearing a Bush devil costume and mask surrounded by a large crowd of men, possibly as part of a ceremony. Some of the men are raising their hands in the air. Image 11: A young woman clapping her hands in front of a young girl and two boys nearby.
Rites and ceremoniesRural conditionsFolk dance musicDrummers (Musicians)Villages
In photo box 1, folder 47/48 of Jordan Collection. Page number printed on mount.
Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
12 photographs on 1 side of card mount : black and white print ; 26 x 21 cm
Leon M. Jordan Collection
Black & white photographsGelatin silver printsSnapshotsPortrait photographsGroup portraits
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