Austrian Count in Evans-Pritchard's tent

Austrian Count in Evans-Pritchard's tent
100 x 75 mm | Print gelatin silver
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
31 7 (4)

Accession Number:
A man wearing a pith helmet and smoking a pipe sitting in a camp chair under the canopy of Evans-Pritchard's tent with a map open on the table in front of him. He is identified as an Austrian Count. Although this might suggest that he could well be the Austro-Hungarian noble László Almásy (1895-1951) who made several trips through Sudan in motor vehicle during this period, it seems that he was in Sudan in 1929, before Evans-Pritchard's Nuer fieldwork. The co-incidence is strong, but there are also differences in appearance, which seems to point to another Austrian Count.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1930 - 1931
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile or Jonglei
European Austrian
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Shelter , Furniture Dwelling , Narcotic
Tent , Pipe
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)"] - 127. Austrian count in my tent. (L.) [large size]

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "31/7
127 "
Christopher Morton [15/4/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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