Preliminary Guide to the Sierra Leone and Gambia Photograph Album

Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
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Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Preliminary Guide to the Sierra Leone and Gambia Photograph Album, 1934

Collection number: Bernath Mss 307

Department of Special Collections

Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara
Processed by:
D. Tambo
Date Completed:
Apr. 13, 2010
Encoded by:
A. Demeter
© 2010 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sierra Leone and Gambia Photograph Album
Dates: 1934
Collection number: Bernath Mss 307
Collection Size: 0.2 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: The collection contains 61 black and white snapshots and commercial photographs, most with captions in English, in a partially filled album.
Physical location: Del Norte.
Languages: English

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Sierra Leone and Gambia Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 307. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2008.

Scope and Content of Collection

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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone--Pictorial works.
Gambia.
Gambia--Pictorial works.