Collaboration, Modernity and Colonial Rule: Sidiyya Baba and Mauritania

By David Robinson

Wells

Wells
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This photo shows the importance of wells for both the camels and the human beings living and traveling in the desert. Travelers had to know the location of the wells and who controlled access to them. This photo contains the caption "Le Puits d'El Beyoud (Au Fond, Yacoub) Chapitre VIII."

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Creator: Du Puigaudeau, Odette
Description: This photo shows the importance of wells for both the camels and the human beings living and traveling in the desert. Travelers had to know the location of the wells and who controlled access to them. This photo contains the caption "Le Puits d'El Beyoud (Au Fond, Yacoub) Chapitre VIII."
Date: 1937
Date Range: 1930-1939
Location: Mauritania
Format: Image/jpeg
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: David Robinson; MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University
Digitizer: MATRIX
Source: Du Puigaudeau, Odette, La Grande Foire des Dattes, Adrar Mauritanien (Paris: Librairie Plon, 1937).

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