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Guide to the Sierra Leone and Gambia photograph album Bernath Mss 307
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  • Access Restrictions
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content

  • 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)
    Date: 1934
    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
    Language of Materials: The collection is in English.

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    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

    [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.

    Acquisition Information

    Library purchase, 2008.

    Scope and Content

    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.
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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gambia--Pictorial works
    Photograph albums
    Photographs
    Sierra Leone--Pictorial works
    Snapshots