SIERRA LEONE. A Grave empty gin-bottles show importance of the dead 1900
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SIERRA LEONE. A Grave; empty gin-bottles show importance of the dead 1900

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CAPTION PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: 'A Grave - Round the grave are seen a circle of empty gin-bottles, and the amount of spirits consumed shows the importance of the deceased. This "keeping the burying," which is not unlike a wake, many perhaps not take place immediately after the actual interment, but be postponed until a time of comparative freedom from work, when the people can give themselves up to it'

DATE PRINTED: 1900    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 14.5 x 21.0cm, 5.5 x 8.25 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique photographic book illustration

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale. The print you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Photo by T.J. Alldridge

PROVENANCE: "Customs of the World"; Edited by Walter Hutchinson, With an introduction by A.C. Haddon, Published by Hutchinson & Co., London



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