Adelaide Casely-Hayford


Photograph of Adelaide Casely-Hayford (1868–1960), née Smith, educator, feminist, cultural nationalist and writer from Sierra Leone.

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Photograph of Adelaide Casely-Hayford (1868–1960)
20th century
Unpublished photograph
© Hunter family, c/o Gus Casely-Hayford
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The Hunter family

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