ID#: 15764
This historic 1968 photograph depicted a Ghanaian Chieftain, as he was being raised up while seated in his ceremonial palanquin, above the heads of his tribal members, after having attended a celebration in Ghana honoring a child from that region, Rebecca Ansah Asamoah, having been the world’s 25-millionth smallpox vaccinee. In 1977, the last case of naturally contracted smallpox was recorded in Somalia. Note the colorful celebratory finery that adorned the Chief, as well as all the tribal attendees. The Chief was carried off the field to the drumbeat of the local drummers.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Jim Lewis
Creation Date: 1968
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.