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Polygamy Collection

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Zulu warrior and his five wives

Zulu warrior and his five wives
A Zulu warrior and his five wives - South Africa Date: circa 1905

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Mandingo ritual of Mumbo Jumbo, Kolor

Mandingo ritual of Mumbo Jumbo, Kolor
A Mandingo polygamist in a suit of tree bark beats one of his wives in the brutal ritual of Mumbo Jumbo, Kolor. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Southern Africa - Zulu Chieftain with his many wives

Southern Africa - Zulu Chieftain with his many wives. The practice of having several wives indicates a mans social standing, wealth and virility

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Native American Chief and two wives

Native American Chief and two wives. 1908

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Man with two wives, Lokoja, Nigeria, West Africa

Man with two wives, Lokoja, Nigeria, West Africa
Abigah (Abigel), son of the King of Lokoja, with his two wives, Lokoja, Nigeria, West Africa. 1922

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Tanzania - Sultan Ikoma and his wives - house stockade

Tanzania - Sultan Ikoma and his wives - house stockade. Date: circa 1923

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Zulu Man with his Six Wives

Zulu Man with his Six Wives and six of his children (all pictured). Date: 1906

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Mormon leader Brigham Young with his latest wife

Mormon leader Brigham Young with his latest wife
The Mormon leader, Brigham Young, with his latest wife, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Background imagePolygamy Collection: South Africa - A Veiled Zulu bride

South Africa - A Veiled Zulu bride. Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePolygamy Collection: The Former king of Dahomey and his wives

The Former king of Dahomey and his wives
Behanzin, the Former king of Dahomey and his wives in exile in Algeria. Behanzin (1844-1906) is considered the eleventh King of Dahomey (now Benin)

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Mormon wives of Brigham Young at the theatre

Mormon wives of Brigham Young at the theatre
The many wives of the Mormon leader, Brigham Young, attending the Mormon Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Kenya, East Africa - Man with his two wives

Kenya, East Africa - Man with his two wives - it appears he may have a false (artificial) left leg (which would explain the walking stick). Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Theebaw of Burma

Theebaw of Burma
THEEBAW (THIBAW) King Theebaw of Burma with his evil Queen Supayalat (centre) and her sister. Defeated in third Burmese War. Date: 1858 - 1916

Background imagePolygamy Collection: The Threatened Slump in Husbands: post WW1 polgamy imagined

The Threatened Slump in Husbands: post WW1 polgamy imagined
The Bystander takes a humourous look in 1915 at the marriage problems that may arise after the war is over. C.E Peto imagines the social consequences of polgamy becoming permissable in the wake of

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Egyptian Fellahs Women (and child)

Egyptian Fellahs Women (and child)
Egyptian Fellahs (a peasant, farmer or agricultural labourer) Women (and child). Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Brigham Young - Mormon Leader

Brigham Young - Mormon Leader
Brigham Young (1801-1877) - Leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and American settler. President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons) from 1847 until 1877

Background imagePolygamy Collection: Mormon children of Brigham Young at the theatre

Mormon children of Brigham Young at the theatre
The many children of the Mormon leader, Brigham Young, attend the Mormon Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


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