1925 Print Porter Copper Wire Ankle Telegraph Tanganyika Africa XGB6


This is an original 1925 halftone print portrait of an African porter. The caption writes, "The length of copper wire around his ankle explains why the telegraph service in Tanganyika is always breaking down."


This 86+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 7 inches; 9 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: portraiture, Africa, pot, ceramics