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Inauguration Album, Republic of Liberia, January 1952 - Page 70
Three columns of printed negative strips with images from the dedication of Antoinette Tubman Railroad Bridge. Image descriptions from top to bottom, left to right. Image 1: Two unidentified men talking in front of the Liberia Mining Company train No. 2. The man on the right is holding a paper over his head to block the sun. Image 2-4: Various images of a soldier firing small mortars as part of the dedication. The soldier is kneeling with his foot on the back of a small mortar aimed above the train. Another man is looking over the soldier's shoulder to watch the firing process. The soldier is wearing a uniform and cap. Image 5: Liberia Mining Company founder Lansdell Christie standing behind a table while giving a speech. He is reading from papers in his hand and talking into a microphone. President William Tubman and other officials are sitting on the right. Image 6: Christie reading from papers in his hand and talking into a microphone positioned at head level. A string of flags is hanging in the background. Image 7: Christie standing behind a table and reading from papers in his hand while talking into a microphone. Mining industrialist Garland Farmer is standing on the right behind the table, holding a hat in his hand. A string of flags is hanging in the background. Image 8: An unidentified man standing in front of Liberia Mining Company train No. 2 with a paper over his head to block out the sun. Image 9 & 10: Various images of President Tubman reading from papers in his hand and talking into a microphone. He is standing behind a table with a water pitcher and glass. Image 11: Tubman reading from papers in his hand and talking into a microphone next to Farmer. Both are standing behind a table with a water pitcher and glass. A string of flags is hanging in the background. Image 12: A large group of dignitaries, soldiers, and military officials standing in an open fields. Several houses are in the background. Some of the soldiers are holding brass instruments.
Rites and ceremoniesHeads of stateRailroadsSpeeches, addresses, etc.Mortars (Ordnance)
Tubman, William V. S., 1895-1971Christie, LansdellFarmer, Garland
In photo box 1, folder 69/70 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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