Nuer girl milking

Nuer girl milking
56 x 54 mm | Print gelatin silver
There are records relating to alternative images that we do not have scans for in the database:
1998.355.69.1 - Negative film nitrate , (58 x 55 mm )
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
43 4 (A94)

Accession Number:
A young girl milking into a gourd vessel turns round to look at Evans-Pritchard as he takes a photograph of her from below with the Rolleiflex. He may have just spoken a word to her to catch her attention. Men were forbidden from milking unless no women or children were available, such as on a journey, and the task was one of the most important of female domestic roles. This image was probably taken at Yakwach camp on the Sobat, which Evans-Pritchard revisited in 1935.
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1935 July
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Sobat River Yakwach
Nuer Lou
Publication History:
Contemporary Publication - Reproduced (figure to side painted out) as Plate V (facing page 36) in E. E. Evans-Pritchard's The Nuer (Oxford University Press, 1940), with the caption 'Girl milking (Lou)' [Chris Morton 24/5/2004]
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Animal Husbandry , Food and Drink
Animal Cattle
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 1966.27.1-16 S. SUDAN. NUER TRIBE. Sixteen negative albums containing negatives and prints of photographs taken by donor during field-work. All listed in albums. Added Accession Book Entry - [p. 98 in right hand column, in pencil] Catalogue room.

Manual Catalogues [index taken from album book II, ms ink] - 38. Milking

Note on print reverse ms pencil - "A94 43 4 paint out this man and retouch [numerous printer's marks]" & print front border ms ink - "NUER II/38"
Christopher Morton [24/5/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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