Nuer dung drying

Nuer dung drying
64 x 40 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.346.121.1 - Negative film nitrate , (64 x 40 mm)
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
32 7 (36)

Accession Number:
Looking across a homestead courtyard area towards a hut in the distance, with a boy spreading out collected cattle dung to dry. Dried dung was used as fuel for fires, and since it produced much smoke was used in cattle byres to keep biting insects away from cattle and people at night. It was also used as fuel in dry season camps, since woodfuel was often a very limited resource. An image showing a dry season forest pool from the same film was published suggesting a location in Lou country.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile or Jonglei
Nuer Lou
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Settlement , Fuel
Village , Fuel
Original catalogue lists in Manuscript Collections. Additional material in related documents files. [CM 27/9/2005]
Primary Documentation:
Accession Book Entry: [p. 98] 1966.27 [1 - 24] G[ift] PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD 1966.27.17 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Box of negatives each in separate envelope, labelled. (some missing). Nos. 1 - 213. (prints in box 1966.27.18)...1966.27.18 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Box of prints each in separate envelope. Nos. 1 - 213. (negatives in 1966.27.17.)

Manual Catalogues [typewritten, entitled "Nuer Photographs (E-P)"] - 121. Drying cattle dung. (S.) [Small size] (36)

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "32/7 36
121 "
Christopher Morton [14/4/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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