Ruth, the British white wife of Bamangwato tribal chief Seretse Khama, watching as Serowe women bear gifts of food in containers on their heads to sustain her while her husband is in England defending his right to remain as head of his country.


  • Title: The White Queen
  • Date: 1950-04
  • Location: Serowe, Botswana
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Bamangwato Royal Family, Chairs, Mrs. Seretse Khama, Race Prejudice, Great Britain, Transport, By Head, Lines Of People, Furniture, Botswana, Vintage Print, Miscegenation, 1950s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_5602129
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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