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carte-de-visite / photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A46.55

  • Description

    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.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1890-1905
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 9.1 centimetres (AF/A46/55)
    • Width: 5.6 centimetres (AF/A46/55)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        Album 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].
  • Curator's comments

    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.

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  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date

    1920-1960

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A46.55

  • Additional IDs

    • AF/CA46/55
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.

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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