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SHERMAN Three Issa Somalis on the roof garden of Ellis Island’s main building

UGS : 2004213 Catégorie :

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SHERMAN (Augustus F.)

Réf. Biblethiophile

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Augustus F. Sherman (1866-1925) est secrétaire à la commission d’immigration américaine à Ellis Island lorsqu’en 1914 il prend en photo un groupe d’individus en provenance de la Corne de l’Afrique (restons vague sur leur origine). Pour plus de détails les concernant, se référer à l’article : https://scalar.usc.edu/works/let-me-get-there/issa-somali-1914.

Les photos se rapportant au groupe de personnes sont disponibles ici :

AUGUSTUS F. SHERMAN: untitled [1914]

Ahmed Mera, Abla Mera (née Nour) and daughter, Hama. Ahmed’s portrait was used in Ai Weiwei’s public art project, Lamppost 5.

National Park Service, Statue of Liberty National Monument.

https://scalar.usc.edu/works/let-me-get-there/media/ahmed-mera-alba-nour-1914

AUGUSTUS F. SHERMAN: untitled 1914

Three Issa Somalis on the roof garden of Ellis Island’s main building that were also included in the group photo. L to R: Ali Djamah, unidentified, Harid Bahdon.

National Park Service, Statue of Liberty National Monument.

https://scalar.usc.edu/works/let-me-get-there/media/three-issa-somalis-at-ellis-island-1914

AUGUSTUS F. SHERMAN: untitled [1914]

Sherman didn’t caption this photo, but the 20+ individuals in it are Issa Somalis from the Sitti Zone in the northwestern point of Ethiopia’s Somali Region.

National Park Service, Statue of Liberty National Monument.

https://scalar.usc.edu/works/let-me-get-there/media/issa-somali-group-1914

Seven Issa Somalis observe the Press building dedication at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition [3 April 1915].

A bizarre photo. With dozens of U.S. Marines on horseback, a brass band, and several men in full makeup, costumes, and tights involved in some kind of dance/pantomime—which apparently puts the large crowd in good humor—it’s no wonder the Issa Somalis have a look of puzzlement about them. It turns out that the performers were actually members of the San Francisco Press Club who were dedicating the Press Building “by burying Dull Care, ‘the unloved child of woe and misery,’ [then] raised a monument over the grave.”

Press Building dedication, Edward A. Rogers collection of Cardinell-Vincent Company and Panama-Pacific International Exposition photographs, BANC PIC 2015.013:11107–ffALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, publication status unknown.

https://scalar.usc.edu/works/let-me-get-there/media/somalies-ppie-1915

Biblethiophile, 21.04.2022