One of Sierra Leone’s greatest warriors who fought his way for the freedom of his people from the Colonial masters, Bai Bureh real photograph has been discovered.
This find now puts the so many controversies on his face to rest.
This information was on Tuesday disclosed in a press briefing held at the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs conference hall.
Gary Schulze, the co-discoverer of this historic photo, disclosed that he discovered the photo on eBay, the online auction house past August, together with his long-time friend, William Hart, a former lecturer at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland who also noticed the photo on the same website, and that they both collect antique art, artifacts, documents and photos relating to Sierra Leone, as they knew instantly that this was something rare-the only known photograph of Bai Bureh.
He maintained that, they both co-ordinated their effort not to bid against each other for the photo but a professional document dealer in London placed the bid that won the photograph, as they immediately sent a message to the dealer through eBay, offering significantly more than what he had paid for it during the bidding which the dealer accepted.