Album of people and places in Madagascar "made by natives" [Malagasy peoples], with a "Tati" bark cover

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The album is inscribed "This album was made by natives of Madagascar. The bark of the "Tati" was used for the cover". Groups include: 'native' orchestra; Girls' school class; wheel wrights. People include: Radama, Ranavalona I, and Ranavalona II (prints of drawings/paintings); Ranavalona III; women (including "slave") in mourning; blacksmith; Indian magician; musician (playing harp); "civilised" Hova woman; rice farmers of Betsileo [province, now Fianarantsoa]; "cripple at Antsirabe" [disabled person]; Governor of Tamatave [Toamasina] and his wife. Activities featured include: girls playing "house"; women sewing; Betsimisaraka dancing and in boats; playing music; washing gold; playing Malagasy chess; listening to a proclamation; market in Tananarive [Antananarivo]; class and manual training in French government school; children dancing; children playing soldiers; weighing the baby; cutting hair with the broken glass of a bottle. Other places or buildings featured include: the Farariana River; the Nosivola River; Ikopa River; railway, Perinet; Antananarivo, including Queen's Lake, Ambohipotsy Church, tomb near palace, park, and race course; Zoma, "Friday's market"; Faravohitra; Silver Palace; Tritriva (crater lake); Votamandry; Diego Suarez [Antsirana], including the post office; Andevoranto; Koma; Mandraka forest; road at Angavo; ancient gate in the walls of Antananarivo; on the Betsiboka River; Tamatave, including sea front boulevard; Friend's Mission School at Ambohijatovo; Norwegian Mission Church at Ambatovinaky; Movantanana; Nossybe Island; "lunatic asylum", Anjanamasina. Also includes: model of "typical village"; railway through rice fields; boa constrictor; "Billie" (cat). Prints taken by or received from individuals including: [John] Houlder.

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