carte-de-visite / photographic print
Picture of the Chief Steward, Lulu with one of the pantry boys named Assimo. Wearing jackets, traditional wrapper,cap. Steward has handkerchief in his pocket and is carrying an umbrella. Medium: Albumen print, carte-de-visite.
- Made in: Nigeria (south)
- Length: 9.1 centimetres (AF/A46/55)
- Width: 5.6 centimetres (AF/A46/55)
Inscription ContentAlbum Title: "1st BENIN. WARRI. & SAPELE. 2nd NEW CALABAR. BONNY. OPOBO & QUA COUNTRY." [manuscript note on album paper]. Original Description: "Chief Steward & one of the top [sp. ?] boys" [manuscript note on print border]; "The Chief Steward Julu & one of the pantry boys named Assimo off duty. out on the marn." [manuscript note on back of print]; "J. A. Green, Artist Photographer, Bonny, Opobo, &c., &c." [stamp on back of print].
Cataloguer's comment: Albums Af,A46 and Af,A47 were originally in one album containing 176 photographs. Main themes of album: Views of indigenous and European settlements, trading stations, roads, and Christian cemeteries. Portraits of European and indigenous people. Biography: Green was a Nigerian photographer in the late nineteenth century. An archive of his negatives has been located in Port Harcourt. N F Barley, 04/06/1996.
Copyright: British Museum (?).
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
Full length frontal portrait of an adult male and a young adult male standing in front of a corrugated iron wall painted white [?]. Wearing cloths, jackets, head-gear. Adult male has a handkerchief in his pocket and is carrying an umbrella. Medium: Albumen print, carte-de-visite.
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Object reference number: EPF3083
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