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Economies and Empire: Colonialism and the Clash of National Visions #9004


Date: 1940
Location: Liberia
Photographer: unknown
Source: Smithsonian Institution Archives. Image # SIA2011-1031


“At Bendaja, we made friends with Boima Quae (center), a famous old Gola chief, the Mohammedan priest of the village (far left), and Fermetah, the chief’s favorite wife (far right).”

William M. Mann, director of the National Zoological Park, is second from left; his wife, Lucile Quarry Mann is second from right. Manns were on the Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia to collect animals for the National Zoological Park.


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