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Young Village Brides of the Volta District

YOUNG VILLAGE BRIDES OF THE VOLTA DISTRICT

The open tract from Accra to the River Volta is inhabited by a race of Dahomeyan stock, speaking the Ga language. When young the women are quite pretty, and usually possess fine figures. Marriage is a mere matter of sale. When a maiden is of marriageable age she is arrayed in the family finery and escorted through the village streets to indicate that she is ready for a husband