Shilluk man

Shilluk man
82 x 82 mm | Lantern slide glass
82 x 82 mm
cracked across top [Chris Morton 4/10/2004]
Date of Print:
Same Image As:
Previous Other Number:
V.b.27a (221, 222)

Accession Number:
A composite head-and-shoulders image combining both full face and profile of a Shilluk man wearing neck ornaments photographed against a sheet backdrop, one of many physical anthropology images taken by the Seligmans. This man was probably photographed during the Seligman's enquiries at Kodok and Fashoda in late 1909, and was described as a 'negro' Shilluk type.
Charles Gabriel Seligman
Date of Photo:
?1909 December
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile ?Kodok
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - The full face image of this man is reproduced (cropped) as Plate III/4 (facing page 38) in C.G. & B. Seligman's Pagan Tribes of the Nilotic Sudan (London, Routledge 1932), with the caption "Shilluk types...4. Negroid" [CM 2/9/2005]
PRM Source:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Donated 1967
Other Owners:
C. G. Seligman slide collection
Physical Anthropology , Ornament
Ornament Neck
Manual Catalogue in Related Documents File
Primary Documentation:
Accession Book Entry - [1967.26] THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE, HOUGHTON STREET, ALDWYCH, LONDON, W.C.E. PER MR ANTHONY FORGE - SUDAN. Box containing 309 lantern slides (3 1/4” x 3 1/4”) made from photographs taken by the late Professor C. G. SELIGMAN in various parts of the SUDAN. All slides numbered and labelled. Catalogue in file (“Seligman Slide Collection”). Additional Accession Book Entry - [in pencil] 18 Parks Rd.

Manual catalogue entry (thermofax catalogue copy in folder '27-06 Seligman Slide Collection') - "V.b.27a. Shilluk, negro type (221 and 222)" Additional ms ink note (1967) - "spots on slide"

Note on lantern slide - "V.b.27a. Sudan. Shilluk Negro type. CGS. 221"
Other Information:
Suggested dates for the images are based upon a summary of the Seligman diary entries compiled by Dr Fran Larson in the related documents file. [Chris Morton 1/10/2004]
Christopher Morton [4/10/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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