Found in 463 Collections and/or Records:
Showing a baby, with an unbound head, breastfeeding. The typed caption below the photograph reads: 'The binding is removed from time to time for readjustment'.
The caption to the right of the photograph reads: 'This is how the Mangbetu get their long heads, which they consider so beautiful. This baby is growing quite a good head much to his mothers pride'.
The caption to the left of the photograph reads: 'The binding is put on immediately after birth, while the bone is still soft. It is kept on for about one year to as long as eighteen months according to the discretion of the parents, and the sex of the child. Girls are usually subjected to a longer treatment than the boys'.
The caption below the photograph reads: 'The babies always seem to be very top heavy'.
One of a three photographs showing head shapes. The caption at the bottom of the album page reads: 'Three extremely well shaped Mangbetu heads. (Bottom Bangwa boy.) The scar caused by the binding is very noticeable in the top right photograph [Y304N/53]. All the Mangbetu have this scar'.
70 x 125 mm. Showing a woman with a baby in a sling on her back.
90 x 110 mm. Showing a family group stood in the road. The woman has a baby in a sling on her back and a basket on her head.
80 x 130 mm. Showing a group stood amongst the foliage.
135 x 85 mm. Showing a group of men and children standing beside the road. Two have large pots on their heads, and most carry sticks or spears.
55 x 60 mm. A man and woman stood outside a low hut, which is made from the surrounding vegetation.
80 x 110 mm. Showing two women stood in the road, posing for the camera. A man with goats stands a little way off, watching.
85 x 130 mm. Showing a woman stood carrying a basket on her head.
85 x 130 mm. Head and shoulders portrait.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.