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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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