Metadata for RCSPC-Y30446F-014 (RCS Y30446F/14)

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Identifier: RCSPC-Y30446F-014
Creator: Alldridge, Thomas Joshua, 1847-1916
Title: Beating the Sangboi or tom-tom, national musical instrument for men throughout Mendi country, W.C. Africa
Description: 155 x 107 mm. Showing a group of Mendi drummers with villagers standing behind them in the background: 'Mendis never tire of beating this drum - it is their one delight. I have known them up-country play through the entire night, and when gangs of men are sent out by the chief to work upon the roads they are invariably accompanied by the tom-tom beater who plays while they work, and so urges them to greater exertion' (Alldridge, T.J. (1901), 'The Sherbo and its hinterland', London: Macmillan and Company, pp.105). Photograph taken in the 1890s.
Date created from: 1890
Date created to: 1899
Coverage spatial: Sierra Leone (Africa)
Source: RCS Y30446F/14
Is part of: RCS Photograph Collection, Y30446F.
DCMIType: Image
Medium: image/jpeg
Extent: 71KB
Dimension X: 594
Dimension Y: 408
Dimension units: Pixels
Resolution: 72 dpi
Bit depth: 24 bit
Colour space: Adobe RGB 1998
Compression type: JPEG
Compression ratio: Quality 9
Camera body: Mamiya RB
Camera back: Leaf Valeo 11 Digital
Lighting: 1000w Bowens Flash Heads
Lens: Mamiya 50mm f/4.5 Wide Angle Lens
ISO: 25
Aperture: F/16
ShutterSpeed: 1/125
Digitised by: SM. Photography Department. Cambridge University Library.
Publisher: Royal Commonwealth Society Library. Cambridge University Library. University of Cambridge.
Rights: Copyright Cambridge University Library.
Date Digitised: 2003-12-18