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Fort St Sebastian, West Africa

Fort St Sebastian, Ghana


Fort St Sebastian (Shama), Ghana, West Africa. This photograph of a trading fort in Ghana was taken in the 1950s. Forts such as this one were built around the 18th century by Europeans who used them as bases for trading. In particular, they were used for temporarily housing enslaved Africans until they could be loaded onto the waiting ships anchored nearby.

Date: c. 1950

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