Anuak on Baro riverbank

Anuak on Baro riverbank
83 x 55 mm | Negative film nitrate
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1998.342.155.2 - Print gelatin silver , (83 x 55 mm)
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
78 (291)

Accession Number:
Looking towards a group of people gathered near a homestead on the riverbank almost certainly of the Baro River from the deck of a barge steamer. Although the exact location is uncertain, Evans-Pritchard mentions that he observed the Baro Anuak living almost wholly on the southern, Ethiopian bank, only from the deck of a steamer, stopping at villages briefly only twice. He probably traversed it as far as Gambela judging by the landscape of winding channels and plains.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1935 March - May
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Baro River
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Expedition , Navigation , Settlement , Shelter
[Boat] , Building House , Rivers & Streams
Primary Documentation:
PRM Accession Records - Accession Book Entry [p. 98] 1966.27 [1 - 24] G[ift] PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD - 1966.27.19 - S. SUDAN, DARFUNG. VARIOUS TRIBES. Box of negatives in envelopes, [1 - 242] & 1966.27.20 - Box of prints of these negatives [refers to object 1966.27.19] [1 - 242], in envelopes.

Note on negative m/s ink - "291"

Other Information:
In The Political System of the Anuak of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (monographs on Social Anthropology no.4, London School of Economics, 1940) (page 4) E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that 'those [villages] along the Baro were observed only from the deck of a steamer, except for a few minutes landing at two of them.' On page 7 he notes that 'Along the Baro their villages do not commence till about the 34th parallel and from there eastwards its right bank may be taken as their northern boundary, though there are three small Anuak communities on the Jokau about 22 miles from its junction with the Baro.' [Chris Morton 9/1/2004]
Christopher Morton 9/1/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
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