Metadata for RCSPC-Y30448U-005 (RCS Y30448U/5)

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Identifier: RCSPC-Y30448U-005
Creator: Soldier on the Kumasi Ashanti Expedition
Title: Whale (Ju Ju) Big fetish play, Gold Coast
Description: 209 x 136 mm. A view showing a group of over fifty men, women and children surrounding a large whale-shaped object approximately twenty to twenty-five feet in length. The object appears to be a boat covered in a tarpaulin, with a 'mouth' at one end, a 'tail' at the other and two propeller-like objects on the side, possibly representing fins. The 'whale' also has a number of ornately decorated objects mounted along its top. With the exception of a few people dressed in European-style clothing, the majority of those pictured only appear to be wearing cloths around their waists. Although the photograph appears to have been taken at some form of ceremony, no further information is available as to its exact nature. Photograph taken circa 1900.
Date created from: 1900
Date created to: 1900
Coverage spatial: Ghana (Africa)
Source: RCS Y30448U/5
Is part of: RCS Photograph Collection, Y30448U.
DCMIType: Image
Medium: image/jpeg
Extent: 187KB
Dimension X: 800
Dimension Y: 519
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: 2003-11-14