Carrying firewood

Community Commentary

Community Commentary by Ajetunmobi within research project: 'Rethinking Relationships and Building Trust around African Collections' 2021

This picture was taken by Stanfield in 1962. The location is not known. The picture shows a mother and her two kids coming from the farm. The mother and the eldest daughter had firewood on their heads and the younger child had basket on their load. The basket on the head of the young child might contain the equipment used on the farm. It is the lightest of the loads. The mother and the older child carried firewood meant for cooking. In rural communities, firewood is the most used means of cooking. The firewood is drawn from the villagers’ farms and taken home for use.

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