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Field Work in Badagry, Western Region (Nigeria): Agbalata Traditional Market (?)

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Turner, Lorenzo Dow 1890-1972
Turner, Lorenzo Dow
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1 photographic negative : b&w; 35mm
Nigeria, Lagos State, Badagry
Nigeria, Western
Badagri (Nigeria)
Title is provided by ACMA Archives staff based on researcher's notes.
This photograph was taken by Lorenzo Dow Turner while conducting field research in Nigeria, on a Fulbright Research Award from March 1951 through December 1951.
The Lorenzo Dow Turner papers were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in 2003 by Professor Turner's widow, Lois Turner Williams. Additional materials were donated in the spring of 2010 by Mrs. Turner Williams.
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers are arranged into seven main categories; Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, Series 5: Photographs, ca. 1890-1974 is organized into five subdivisions which include one or several items of original materials; Sub-series 5.4: Research is ultimately divided by the country where field research was conducted. This negative is included in Sub-series 5.4.1: Research: Africa
Information from Turner's diary as reported in Margaret Wade-Lewis publication reads, "By September [1951], Turner had traveled thousands of miles: Just before beginning the last days work in and near Nigeria, I got stranded in the thick bush of Dahomey when my car battery suddenly ceased to function. I have sent a boy to a town 50 to 60 miles away for another battery and have waited here all night for his return. I shall probablymail this letter in Badagry, an important town historically, where I shall spend two days before leaving Nigeria." [Lorenzo Dow Turner: Father of Gullah Studies. By Margaret Wade-Lewis. Published by: Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2007, p. 175]
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Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams
Repository Loc.:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, MRC-777 1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020 (tel. 202.633.4853, fax 202.287.2422) Consult archivist by appointment
Cultural landscapes
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ACMA LDT-N-R07-195
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Sub-series 5.4.1: Research: Africa
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, Series 5: Photographs ca 1890-1974
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers 1895-1972
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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