Written on each of these four circa 1970s photos is “Credit Timothy Asch.” Asch (1932-1994) had an important role in the development of visual anthropology. While at Columbia University in the 1950s, he was a teaching assistant to Margaret Mead. He also had apprenticeships with the Photographers, Minor White, Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. He received his M.A. in African Studies from Boston University (with an anthropology concentration at Harvard in 1964). These photos by Asch each have a label for Stephen Thomas of Cambridge, Mass., who must have owned these images. They each measure about 9.5” x 13.5,” either slightly smaller or slightly larger. While it is obvious that these are from Africa, I don’t know where. I rescued these from a flea market, and each one has a small water stain, though you can’t really tell on the front of the image. There is also some minor creasing.