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Field Work in Badagry, Western Region (Nigeria): Religious Structure within Unidentified Building

view Field Work in Badagry, Western Region (Nigeria): Religious Structure within Unidentified Building digital asset number 1
Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow 1890-1972
Subject:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow
Physical description:
1 photographic negative : b&w; 35mm
Type:
Negatives
Place:
Nigeria, Lagos State, Badagry
Africa
Nigeria
Nigeria, Western
Badagri (Nigeria)
Date:
1951
Notes:
Title is provided by ACMA Archives staff based on researcher's notes.
Summary:
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]
Cite as:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams
Topic:
Architecture
Cultural landscapes
Religious buildings
Local number:
ACMA LDT-N-R07-187
See more items in:
Sub-series 5.4.1: Research: Africa
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, Series 5: Photographs ca 1890-1974
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers 1895-1972
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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