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Item ID: 168642  

Sierra Leone 1912 Old Postcard NATIVE CHIEF with Sword Dagger English Hat Chairs

Vintage Old Postcard. Africa. Freetown, Sierra Leone. Native Chief. Native Man, no hair. Ethnic Life. Traditional Costumes. Native House, Hut. Chair. Hat & Sword, Dagger. / The Colony has many hundreds of these chiefs. This one is in his usual dress, but the hat and chairs are English, revealing the hand of the photographer. The face and shaved head indicate a Mohammedan. These chiefs, who are nearly all loyal to England, exercise a powerful influence, and are wisely used by the Government in the development of the country. / Postally Used in 1912 with King George 5th Downey Head 1/2d stamp.

Sierra Leone Mission. Of the countess of Huntingdon's Connexion and Free Church of England. Secretary, Rev. Jos. Bainton. Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Treasurer (F.C.E.). Rev. George Slater, 18, Prospect Park, Exeter. The Mission dates-practically from 1787, the year Sierra Leone was founded as a settlement for freed slaves. There are 15 Churches, 24 out-stations, 1,300 Church members and 500 children in the schools. The interior of the Colony - estimated population, one million - is crying to Christian in the Homeland for the Gospel. Will You Help?.

Faults: Minor wear at top tips
Addressed to: Putney S.W.
Stamp: KGV 1/2d Downey Head
Condition: Used


Sierra Leone 1912 Old Postcard NATIVE CHIEF with Sword Dagger English Hat Chairs

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