Ingessana agriculture

Ingessana agriculture
74 x 68 mm | Print gelatin silver
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
B 1

Accession Number:
A section of maize planting in a wood clearing on the plains some distance from the Tabi hills. The Ingessana grew two harvests in the year, reaping in February and September, with the first crop restricted to terraces near the hill habitations and the second on the plains some two hours walk away. It is likely that this image was taken towards the end of Evans-Pritchard's visit at the beginning of January, with the maize some weeks from harvest.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1926 November - December
Blue Nile
Ingessana (Gaam)
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Agriculture and Horticulture
Crop Corn
Original catalogue lists in Manuscript Collections. Additional material in related documents files. [CM 27/9/2005]
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.

Manual Catalogues [typewritten, entitled "Ingassana"] - 49. Cultivation in plains. B.1

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "This is supposed to show a section of a field of corn in a wood clearing some distance from the hills. Remainder of film fogged B1"

Other Information:
In A Preliminary Account of the Ingassana Tribe in Fung Province, Sudan Notes and Records X, 1927, page 76, E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that 'the Ingassana grow two harvests during the year, one which had been cut some weeks before I entered their country at the beginning of November, and a second which I was told would be gathered in about a month after I left Soda at the beginning of january. They probably reap these crops in September and in Febrruary, but I am not certain about the date of the early (September) harvest. The first crop is sown in small terraced plots adjoining the houses on the slopes or bases of the hills...the second harvest is grown in the plains, some two hours distance from the habitations, and consists of esh abyad and esh teqil, the former ripening before the latter.' [Chris Morton 3/2/2004]
Christopher Morton 3/2/2004 [Southern Sudan Project]
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