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G. Lutterodt v. A. G. Lutterodt, July 31, 1915 (court case, nationwide files of Ghana); John Parker, own communique, April 20, 2003. 17. Shumard 1999. Washington was once in Saint-Louis, Senegal, in 1860, based on Chapuis 1999, fifty one. Viditz-Ward famous Washington’s commercial within the Freetown New period, 1987. 18. Fyfe 1963; Viditz-Ward 1987. 19. See Schneider, this quantity 20. Owula potential “gentleman” in Ga. ninety eight Erin Haney 21. Sibthrope’s recollection of a member of the “Lutrodt” [sic] relations as a “princely” (i. e. , elite) classmate on the CMS Grammar college in Freetown within the 1870s. I thank Jürg Schneider for drawing this to my awareness. A. P. ok. Lutterodt, interviews, November three, 2001, April three, 2002, and will three, 2002; Haney 2004b; Lutterodt v. Lutterodt, 1915. 22. Gold Coast instances, may perhaps 10, 1884; between Lutterodt descendants, Gerhardt used to be emphatically remembered for his function because the first photographer, and his connections to Freetown; see Haney 2004b, chap. three. 23. Gold Coast instances, could 10, 1884. 24. George A. G. Lutterodt’s commercial, Gold Coast show, August five, 1897. 25. Gold Coast instances, November 23, 1883. along the 3 Lutterodt brothers, there has been additionally J. P. Decker, who made images in Accra in 1869 (See Haney 2004a, chaps. 1 and 3). additionally remarkable was once Frederick supply of Accra, who advertised his huge choice of African varieties and perspectives, and pioneered a primary advertisement images journey to Ashanti in 1884 so one can convey again photos on the market and booklet in Europe (Gold Coast occasions, April 23, 1884). 26. Dumett 1983, 668. 27. Dumett 1983; Gocking 1999, chap. 1; Parker 2000, 122–123, 204. 28. Haney 2004b, chap. three; a couple of vital pics have been taken by way of the kinfolk, similar to Accra king Ga Mantse Taki Tawia, with Mantsemei Kojo Ababio and Noi Ababio, 1897. 29. A. P. okay. Lutterodt, interviews, November 23, 2001, April three, 2002, and will three, 2002. The relations used to be identified for education others to boot, akin to the Togolese photographer Accolatse: see David 1993. 30. commercial for TAK providers and Co. Gold Coast Echo, January sixteen, 1888. 31. Lutterodt v. Lutterodt 1915, a hundred and sixty. 32. Gold Coast self sustaining, December 14, 1895. 33. Gold Coast exhibit, August five, 1897. 34. Gold Coast exhibit, August five, 1897. 35. Gold Coast convey, January 31, 1900; Lutterodt v. Lutterodt, 1915. 36. “The Lutterodt Brothers come to Sao Thomé. Photographed perspectives and gardens. ” Newton is the following most likely pertaining to Gerhardt and his nephew Frederick, according to Smith’s notation of a similar “Brothers” label (see below). Francisco Newton, letter, October 24, 1890, in Guedes. 37. Francisco Newton, letters, October 24, 1890, November nine, 1891, August 20, 1893, and August 21, 1893. 38. Smith 1895, 286. 39. Smith 1895, 141. forty. Smith 1895, 134–135, 229. forty-one. Smith 1895, 210. forty two. Gold Coast Chronicle, October 21, 1899. forty three. The itinerancy of early African photographers resembling the Lutterodts, J. P. Decker, Fred supply, Lascoumettes, F. Joaque, W. S. Johnston, N. Walwin, and J. A. C. Holm (and to Lutterodt relatives Studios ninety nine 44. forty five. forty six. forty seven. forty eight. a lesser volume extra localized photographers akin to the japanese Niger Delta photographer J.