This image shows Sarah "Mother" Cyrus on a hammock attached to a pole and carried by village men. A light colored, four door station wagon is seen behind Cyrus and the men. A house with a partially rusted metal roof is seen behind the car and children are gathered around the car and Cyrus. The car and the hammock are identified as Cyrus's two modes of transportation. When Cyrus first arrived in Liberia, the villagers would transport her through the jungles in a hammock. Her sponsors purchased her a vehicle the photographer, Jerry Boyd Jones volunteered to be her driver.
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Approximate Creation Date
Liberia--History--1971-1980; Liberia--Pictorial works
Mother Sarah Cyrus and her two modes of transportation
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Division, Manuscripts Unit, Jerry Boyd Jones Digital Photographs Collection
Digital Collection Title
Jerry Boyd Jones Digital Photographs Collection
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)
Jones, Jerry Boyd, "Mother Cyrus with Her Two Modes of Transportation, a Car and Hammock on a Pole" (2023). Jerry Boyd Jones Photographs Collection. 25.