The African Art Collection of
Walter Logan Fry was born in 1909 in Akron, Ohio. In late 1933, he took a job as Cashier with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company's Bank of Monrovia.
During his stay in Liberia, he collected art and ethnographic objects,
including Dan brass figures by Ldamie; Mende mask; silver, iron and aluminum jewelry;
sword and scabbard; iron spear; cotton strip cloth; wool strip cloth
with geometric weft inlay; and more. (To go directly to the comparative galleries of Ldamie, click: here).
Father also wrote letters describing the people and place; and took
numerous photos of Liberian people, markets, etc. All of these materials
will soon be included here.
Walter L. Fry died June 6, 1978. This exhibition is dedicated to his memory.
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