Guide to the Sierra Leone and Gambia photograph album Bernath Mss 307
Finding aid prepared by D. Tambo, 2010.
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Title: Sierra Leone and Gambia photograph album
Identifier/Call Number: Bernath Mss 307
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
Abstract: The collection contains 61 black and white snapshots and commercial photographs, most with captions in English, in a partially filled album.
The collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Sierra Leone and Gambia Photograph Album, Bernath Mss 307. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Library purchase, 2008.
The collection contains 61 black and white snapshots and commercial photographs, most with captions in English, in a partially filled album. The unnamed compiler, probably British, seemingly was on a March 29 to April 18, 1934 cruise aboard the R.M.S. Atlantis, departing Southampton, with stops at Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Sierra Leone (Freetown), Gambia (Bathurst), Madeira, Lisbon, and returning to Southampton. A printed ship's log provides further information. Early images are of passengers on board ship and views of Las Palmas. Freetown images (beginning April 7) include street and shop scenes with local inhabitants, views on the railway to Waterloo, street scenes and buildings of Waterloo, Bathurst (from April 9) inhabitants, street scenes, outdoor workshops, pier, boats, and local gardens at Cape St. Mary. The last few images are commercial, numbered photos following the same stops as the ship and may have been purchased from a ship's photographer.
There is no container list for this collection.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Sierra Leone--Pictorial works