A ward in the hospital for Africans, Accra, Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana], 1924
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The caption on the reverse reads: 'African Hospital, Gold Coast. This hospital was opened at Accra in 1923. There is accommodation for over 200 patients and the building and its equipment is so completely up to date that it can claim one of the premier places among such establishments in our Tropical possessions'.
Guggisberg stated: 'Then we come to the Gold Coast Hospital, as beautiful a painting as could be made of an interior lacking in such artistic possibilities. This is another propaganda picture to show the people at home how Britain provides for the care of the native peoples who have entrusted themselves to her charge; to show them that white nursing sisters and black nurses combine together to look after the sick natives of the country. The keynote of the picture is peace and quiet, the still figures under the blue coverlets, the tempered lights through the windows' (Guggisberg, Gold Coast News, no. 25).
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