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Offline AllenG

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« on: 03/12/2008 00:23:52 »
I came across a sheet of my grandmother's negatives and scanned a few.
And since I'm reading the forum to kill time while the scanner does its thing, here are two that I thought were worth sharing.

They were taken in the Congo, circa 1948.





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« Reply #1 on: 04/12/2008 21:26:32 »
These are just fab. Did they come with any back story?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/12/2008 20:50:56 »
Thank you.

After my grandfather passed away in the 1940's my grandmother moved to the Congo and taught in a missionary school until the 1960's.
These are some of her students.  I have no idea what's up with the bottles. 
 

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« Reply #3 on: 06/12/2008 15:43:24 »
  I have no idea what's up with the bottles. 

Possibly girls copying their mothers who would have transported objects on their heads.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 07/12/2008 22:42:46 »
Maybe it was deportment classes.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 07/12/2008 22:47:54 »
Maybe it was deportment classes.
That's my guess.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 08/12/2008 10:00:14 »
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Oh my head Hurts!



 
Here in the Congo it often feels as if time has stood still for the last 100 years and you are just an observer looking back in time. Children are taught to carry a hughe amount of weight by balancing it on their heads. Walking is the main way of getting around in the Congo as few people have cars or other transport. It isn't a new idea, in fact it is an ancient idea but here in the Congo some things never change. 

http://barlowsinthedrcongo.blogspot.com/2008/09/oh-my-head-hurts.html 
« Last Edit: 08/12/2008 10:08:24 by RD »
 

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« Reply #7 on: 08/12/2008 10:06:00 »
Sharon - you're right. In parts of Uganda (which borders the Congo) girls are taught deportment using bottles. It is also used as practice to carry things, so that answer was correct too.

Allen - fabulous photos. Have you got any more?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 08/12/2008 19:07:25 »
I don't work at the Centre for Global Awareness for nothing.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 08/12/2008 20:34:53 »
I don't work at the Centre for Global Awareness for nothing.

You mean they pay you?  [:0]
 

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« Reply #10 on: 08/12/2008 22:41:55 »
Ti's an a pittance but Ti's my own.
 

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