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constructing or repairing a building
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • constructing or repairing a building, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 12.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 15/16 x 6 7/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7700.02

The black and white image is of an oblong building with a grass roof. The walls are not present or they are hidden in the shadows of the roof. There is a man on the roof and two men are squatting on the facing right side of the building. There are timbers in the foreground and trees in the background.