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  • Description

    Picture of a European ship S.S.FLORIN moored at Ebute Metta jetty. A row of small canoes also moored at the jetty. Ebute Metta, Nigeria Albumen print.

  • Date

    • 1880-1905
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.9 centimetres (AF/A51/65)
    • Width: 19.5 centimetres (AF/A51/65)
    • Length: 12.7 centimetres (AF/CA51/65)
    • Width: 17.8 centimetres (AF/CA51/65)
  • Inscriptions

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      • Inscription Content

        "S.S. "Florin" at Ebute Metta" [manuscript on album card].
  • Curator's comments

    Main Themes of Album: group portraits of colonial officials and local dignitaries; colonial settlements, buildings, boats and recreation;scenes of local life and group portraits of local people; military, religious and Jubilee processions and group portraits. Circumstances: [MEN-] PIC DOC 12.

  • Condition

    Prints mounted with adhesive on card. Card bound into album with string and adhesive tape. Album disintegrating and pages falling out.

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  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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  • Additional IDs

    • AF/CA51/65
Ebute Metta, Nigeria. European ship, the "Florin", and row of small boats, moored at river bank. Trees on river bank. Medium: Albumen print.

Ebute Metta, Nigeria. European ship, the "Florin", and row of small boats, moored at river bank. Trees on river bank. Medium: Albumen print.

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