Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Ababio II, Chief of Jamestown, Accra, 1930s.

Fragment of a commemorative cloth in the Musee du Quai Branly, Paris showing Chief Ababio, Jamestown, Accra.

ababio cloth

The same chief can be seen in two photographs in the book  Ghana Photo Memories (Filigranes Editions/Africultures, 2007) that showcases the work of the photographer J.K.Bruce Vanderpuije, whose studio, now operated by his elderly son, is still to found in Jamestown.


Chief Ababio II of Jamestown, 1934.


Chief Ababio II of Jamestown, 1939


The Queen mother of Jamestown and her attendants, 1932.

All photos by J.K. Bruce Vanderpuije. Click to enlarge.

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