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Village chief, Mangabe, Madagascar, 1912

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Village chief, Mangabe, Madagascar, 1912

Village chief, Mangabe, Madagascar, 1912. From The Living Races of Mankind, Vol. II. [Hutchinson & Co, London, 1912]

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Bracelet Chief Ethnicity Ethnography Ethnology Madagascan Madagascar Malagasy Race


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This print takes us back in time to the year 1912, capturing the essence of a village chief from Mangabe, Madagascar. The image is taken from the renowned publication "The Living Races of Mankind, Vol. II" by Hutchinson & Co. , London. In this portrait, we see a distinguished African man adorned in traditional attire that reflects his cultural heritage. His elaborate costume showcases intricate details and vibrant patterns, emphasizing the richness of his ethnic identity. The chief's regal presence is further enhanced by the exquisite jewelry he wears - bracelets that symbolize power and prestige. The photograph not only provides us with a glimpse into an individual's life but also offers insight into the broader context of early 20th-century Madagascar. It serves as a valuable ethnographic record, documenting different races and cultures during this era. As we observe this remarkable image today, it reminds us of the diversity and beauty found within our world's many communities. It encourages us to appreciate and respect different cultures while recognizing their historical significance. This print from Heritage Images allows us to connect with history on a personal level, bridging gaps between continents and generations. It stands as a testament to humanity's shared experiences while celebrating individuality within our global tapestry.

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