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Ghana Collection

Background imageGhana Collection: Sea view of Accra, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa

Sea view of Accra, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa
Sea view of Accra, from Government House, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa, with fishing canoes on the water in the distance. Date: circa 1924

Background imageGhana Collection: The King of Ashantis Palace at Kumasi, 1874

The King of Ashantis Palace at Kumasi, 1874
The King of Ashantis palace at Kumasi, the Ashanti capital, viewed from the east in 1874 towards the end of the second Ashanti War (1873-74)

Background imageGhana Collection: British Empire Marketing Board poster - Takoradi Harbour

British Empire Marketing Board poster - Takoradi Harbour
Native Chiefs in Palaver, Takoradi Harbour in Ghana, West Africa. Native chiefs meeting a British official or governor of the area during a period when large parts of Africa still formed part of

Background imageGhana Collection: Fante Soldiers serving with the British against the Ashanti

Fante Soldiers serving with the British against the Ashanti
Soldiers from the Fante tribe who served under the British in their war against the Ashanti empire on the Gold Coast. In 1873

Background imageGhana Collection: Dressing Fante Ladys hair - Sekondi, Gold Coast, Africa

Dressing Fante Ladys hair - Sekondi, Gold Coast, Africa
Dressing a Fanti (Fante) Ladys hair - Sekondi, Gold Coast, West Africa (modern Ghana). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGhana Collection: Ashanti stool taken from the Palace of King Prempei

Ashanti stool taken from the Palace of King Prempei at Kumasi during the 3rd Ashanti War, 1896 (c). Carved dark wood, unpolished

Background imageGhana Collection: Princess Baa of the Ashanti and her husband - Ghana

Princess Baa of the Ashanti and her husband - Ghana
Princess Baa of the Ashanti and her husband from Ghana - pictured outside the Gold Coast Pavillion at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Park in 1924

Background imageGhana Collection: The Royal Tour of Ghana

The Royal Tour of Ghana
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on a tour of Ghana, showing their arrival and welcome at Accra airport, and various scenes from the tour itself

Background imageGhana Collection: Landing in a Surf-boat at Accra, Ghana, 1891

Landing in a Surf-boat at Accra, Ghana, 1891
Engraving of a native surf boat heading through the breakers, to bring its cargo of two European officers to land at Accra, Ghana

Background imageGhana Collection: Colonel Festing rescuing Lieut. Eardley-Wilmots body

Colonel Festing rescuing Lieut. Eardley-Wilmots body
Colonel Francis Worgan Festing (1833-1886), rescuing the body of Lieut. Eardley-Wilmot during the Ashanti War (1873-74) from a sketch by the officer of the expedition

Background imageGhana Collection: Ghana / Elmina C1600

Ghana / Elmina C1600
Port founded by Portuguese traders in 1482; also known as Fort St George

Background imageGhana Collection: District of Adum in the town of Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti

District of Adum in the town of Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti (Ghana), early 19th century. Woman selling goods, weaving fabric on a loom, tending a stall

Background imageGhana Collection: Ashanti domestic architecture, Gold Coast, West Africa

Ashanti domestic architecture, Gold Coast, West Africa
Ashanti (Asante) domestic architecture made of clay, Gold Coast, West Africa, now part of Ghana. Date: 1922

Background imageGhana Collection: Map, Gold Coast Colony, Ghana, West Africa

Map, Gold Coast Colony, Ghana, West Africa, with the main cocoa producing areas shaded, a railway line and steamship routes. Also a gold mining area. Date: circa 1920

Background imageGhana Collection: Burning of Kumasi, February 1874, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition

Burning of Kumasi, February 1874, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874, to rescue European missionary captives held in Kumasi), West Africa (Ghana). Date: 1874

Background imageGhana Collection: March of Ashanti warriors, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874

March of Ashanti warriors, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874, to rescue European missionary captives held in Kumasi), West Africa (Ghana). Date: 1873

Background imageGhana Collection: Chief sword-bearer to the King, Gold Coast, West Africa

Chief sword-bearer to the King, Gold Coast, West Africa
Chief sword-bearer to the King of Bekwai, Gold Coast, Ghana (then part of the British Empire), West Africa, holding an ornate gold-handled sword. Date: 1922

Background imageGhana Collection: Goderich Beach, Sierra Leone

Goderich Beach, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone, Goderich Beach. People crowd on to the beach when the fishing boats return from sea. In 1982 the beach was a busy fishing village

Background imageGhana Collection: Ashanti Chief, Ghana, Africa

Ashanti Chief, Ghana, Africa

Background imageGhana Collection: An Ashanti Chief - Victorian period

An Ashanti Chief - Victorian period

Background imageGhana Collection: Fold-out panoramic postcard of Cape Coast, Ghana

Fold-out panoramic postcard of Cape Coast, Ghana (then Gold Coast), taken from the lighthouse. Cape Coast Castle visible. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGhana Collection: Crossing a flooded Ashanti River

Crossing a flooded Ashanti River called the Offin river (Ghana). A bridge has been submerged and the troops are up to their waists in water

Background imageGhana Collection: Return of the troops from serving in the Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti

Return of the troops from serving in the Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874, to rescue European missionary captives held in Kumasi), West Africa (Ghana). Date: 1874

Background imageGhana Collection: Advance of Highlanders, Battle of Amoaful, 31 January 1874

Advance of Highlanders, Battle of Amoaful, 31 January 1874, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874, to rescue European missionary captives held in Kumasi)

Background imageGhana Collection: Fight at Abracrampa, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874

Fight at Abracrampa, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874, to rescue European missionary captives held in Kumasi), West Africa (Ghana). Date: 1873

Background imageGhana Collection: A Skirmish in the Forest, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874

A Skirmish in the Forest, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874, to rescue European missionary captives held in Kumasi), West Africa (Ghana). Date: 1873

Background imageGhana Collection: A Cape Coast King and His Court, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition

A Cape Coast King and His Court, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874, to rescue European missionary captives held in Kumasi), West Africa (Ghana). Date: 1873

Background imageGhana Collection: On the Road to Kumasi, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874

On the Road to Kumasi, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874, to rescue European missionary captives held in Kumasi), West Africa (Ghana). Date: 1873

Background imageGhana Collection: Exterior of the kings bedroom, Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti

Exterior of the kings bedroom, Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti (Ghana), early 19th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageGhana Collection: Exterior of bedrooms in houses in Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti

Exterior of bedrooms in houses in Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti (Ghana), early 19th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageGhana Collection: Entrance and courtyards in houses in Kumasi

Entrance and courtyards in houses in Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti (Ghana), early 19th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageGhana Collection: House in Kumasi, Ashanti region of Ghana

House in Kumasi, Ashanti region of Ghana
House in Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti (Ghana), early 19th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World

Background imageGhana Collection: Captain of the Ashanti in war dress of feathers

Captain of the Ashanti in war dress of feathers, medals and animal tails, Ghana. From Thomas Bowdichs account of his travels to the Kingdom of Ashanti, 1817

Background imageGhana Collection: The king of the Ashanti people welcomes an English mission

The king of the Ashanti people welcomes an English mission
The King of the Ashanti (Ghana) welcomes an English mission led by Thomas Bowdich, 1817. Drummers and dancers with torches perform in front of nobles under parasols and flags

Background imageGhana Collection: The king of the Ashanti welcoming an English mission

The king of the Ashanti welcoming an English mission
The King of the Ashanti (Ghana) welcoming an English mission led by Thomas Bowdich in 1817. Reception feast with dancers, drummers, horns, parasols and flags, the king seated on a gold stool

Background imageGhana Collection: Weapons and musical instruments of the Gold Coast natives

Weapons and musical instruments of the Gold Coast natives
Weapons, musical instruments and gold accessories of the natives of the Gold Coast (Ghana), Africa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageGhana Collection: Weaving in a village on the Gold Coast, West Africa

Weaving in a village on the Gold Coast, West Africa
Weaving cloth with hands and feet in a village on the Gold Coast (then part of the British Empire), West Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageGhana Collection: Drummers of the King of Buntuku, Gold Coast, West Africa

Drummers of the King of Buntuku, Gold Coast, West Africa
Drummers of the King of Buntuku, Gold Coast (then part of the British Empire), West Africa. Each chief had his own drum call or motto. 1922

Background imageGhana Collection: Schoolmaster of Bimbuku, Gold Coast, West Africa

Schoolmaster of Bimbuku, Gold Coast, West Africa
Muslim schoolmaster of Bimbuku, Gold Coast (then part of the British Empire), West Africa, wearing what is claimed to be Manchester cotton. 1922

Background imageGhana Collection: Woman of the Gold Coast, West Africa

Woman of the Gold Coast, West Africa
Woman of the Gold Coast (then part of the British Empire), West Africa, wearing western-style dress. Date: 1922

Background imageGhana Collection: Girl celebrates Ghanaian independence, 1957

Girl celebrates Ghanaian independence, 1957
A little Ghanaian girl with independence painted across her chest, during celebrations for the end of colonial rule in the Gold Coast and the birth of Ghana, March 1957. Date: 1957

Background imageGhana Collection: Christiansborg Castle, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa

Christiansborg Castle, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa
Christiansborg Castle, east of Accra, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa, residence of the Governor. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGhana Collection: Koforidua Station, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa

Koforidua Station, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa, showing people during the cocoa season, at this major centre for the production and shipping of cocoa. Date: circa 1924

Background imageGhana Collection: Market Place, Quitta, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa

Market Place, Quitta, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa
Market Place, Quitta (Kwitta, Kitta, Keta), Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa. Date: circa 1910

Background imageGhana Collection: Harper Road, Kumasi, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa

Harper Road, Kumasi, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa. Date: circa 1930

Background imageGhana Collection: Defeat of the Ashantees, by the British forces

Defeat of the Ashantees, by the British forces under the command of Coll. Sutherland, July 11th 1824. Coloured lithograph by C Hullmandel after Denis Dighton, published by J Robins, London, 1825

Background imageGhana Collection: Queen Elizabeth II receiving flowers from a Ghanaian girl

Queen Elizabeth II receiving flowers from a Ghanaian girl
The Queen receives a bouquet of flowers from a Ghanaian girl, Pearl Acquaye, at London airport, just before the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh flew to Ghana for the first stage of their West African

Background imageGhana Collection: Otumfuo Osei Agyemang Prempeh II

Otumfuo Osei Agyemang Prempeh II, K.B.E - King of the Asante in Ghana from 1931-1970 Date: circa 1931



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