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Inauguration Album, Republic of Liberia, January 1952 - Page 49
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: A dancer dressed in a ritualistic costume and mask. The mask is covered in white feathers. The dancer is wearing a black robe with animal fur vestments around the neck. A line of people are watching in the background. Image 2-4: Various images of a man standing next to a dancer dressed in a ritualistic costume and mask. The man on the left is holding a stick with a cord attached. He is looking to the side. The dancer is wearing a black robe with animal fur vestments around the neck in addition to a grass skirt. A line of people are watching in the background. Image 5: President William Tubman drinking with several other people. Tubman is standing on the right and holding a glass to his lips. The other men are dressed in traditional robes and are holding their glasses up in salute. They are standing in a room with flags on the wall and lamps hanging from string. Image 6: President Tubman drinking with another man. Tubman is standing on the right and smiling while looking at the other man, who is also smiling. Image 7: Two musicians playing instruments in the middle of a small crowd. The musician on the left is holding a xylophone and playing it with mallets. The man on the right is kneeling and playing a balafon. The people around the musicians are wearing traditional West African clothing and looking in various directions. Image 8: A group of people standing in a large circle around several men moving with a dancer wearing a ritualistic costume and mask. The dancer is wearing a black robe with animal fur vestments around the neck in addition to a grass skirt. The other men are moving around the dancer. Image 9 & 10: Various images of four unidentified women talking in a room. Two women on the left are holding plates of food and talking with the other two who are laying on a bed with plates of food. Small night stands are covered with bottles and glasses. The room has light curtains on the windows. Image 11: Two women sitting on a bed and laughing as another person walks in front of them. The bed is covered with trays and plates of food. Small standing in front of the bed are covered with bottles and glasses. Image 12: President Tubman drinking with a group of men. Tubman is standing on the left and extending his arm to touch glasses with the other men who are wearing traditional West African robes. They are standing in a room with flags on the wall and lamps hanging from cords.
Rites and ceremoniesRural conditionsFolk dance musicDrummers (Musicians)Heads of stateVillages
Tubman, William V. S., 1895-1971
In photo box 1, folder 49/50 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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