This image shows a woman wearing a bright yellow shirt and bright orange skirt carrying a bundle of driftwood over her head and shoulders while walking along the edge of the water. A man is swimming in the water along the bottom right of the photograph. The photographer notes that women would walk for miles to collect the wood to burn or smoke it in order to convert it into charcoals to sell at the market place. Some was used for cooking their meal.
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Approximate Creation Date
Liberia--History--1971-1980; Liberia--Pictorial works
Village woman carrying firewood
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, "Woman Carrying Driftwood Along the Water's Edge" (2023). Jerry Boyd Jones Photographs Collection. 60.