Portrait of one of the most important and well-known early twentieth century Luo leaders. Chief Ogada of Kisumu, seated on a European chair against a backdrop of the administrative building in Kisumu. Charles William Hobley, 1902
Car packed on a dirt road, packed with equipment. Used to transport Evans-Pritchard on his tour around Luo land in 1936. Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard 1936
“Samuel’s Family” Luo men had many wives and children but it’s uncertain whether they are all Samuel’s wives in the back. The young girl is attending a mission school as she has a school badge with a cross sign. The women are all dressed in European dresses, and all wear headscarf’s (Kitamba). The traditional bead necklaces (tik ng’ut) usually are of a mixture of colours and sizes. Something I altered in their headscarves (vitamba). They wear nothing on their feet by Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard 1936
Portrait of Peter, a Luo man wearing European clothing, including a tie, tie pin, pen in his pocket and a wristwatch - items which make him out as an employee of the colonial administration by E.E Evans-Pritchard, 1936.
A man posing for a photograph with traditional Luo thatch huts in the background. His metal crucifix was an adornment of new catholic converts by E.E Evans-Pritchard 1936.
Kenya Luo woman by E.E Evans-Pritchard 1936.
Elder by E.E Evans-Pritchard 1936.
A Luo hut with baskets to one side, described as the ‘medicine hut of huts’ belonging to Chief Ezekiel Onyango of Kadimo in Yimbo Location. The building is in excellent construction and is a traditional Luo hut with a well-made thatch and strapped with strings to prevent the thatch being blown away by the wind by E.E Evans-Pritchard 1936.
Portrait of a youth by E.E Evans-Pritchard 1936
A portrait of a youth standing in the yard of a colonial station in mountainous country by E.E Evans-Pritchard 1936.
Six school children posed by E.E Evans-Pritchard 1936
Informal group of men gathered to talk and drink around a communal beer pot in a host's homestead. The men dressed in European shirts are seated on higher-status chairs and those dressed in Luo costumes are seated on the ground by E.E Evans-Pritchard 1936.
Moussa, old Luo man standing outside a homestead, fenced with euphorbia trees and banana. Wearing an animal hat (ogutpien) and a wreath of shrubs around his neck (bombwe). An animal hide is hung in front of his neck to cover his front parts. Supporting himself on a walking stick (luth) while holding a hitting club (rungu) on his left arm. On the same arm he is holding a smoking pipe (kwesi). Both wrists are full of bangles (minyonge). He is possessed by spirits called mumbo by E.E Evans-Pritchard 1936
Three young men, all dressed in European clothing. They are from the Kogelo clan of Alego location by E.E Evans-Pritchard 1936
Group portrait of three men from Kogelo clan in Alego location. Unknown but they look very westernised from their clothing by E.E Evans-Pritchard 1936
Osaori of JoKato, clothing mainly European by E.E Evans-Pritchard 1936