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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A51.42

  • Description

    Nigeria, group portrait of Europeans with African servants. Four Europeans in foreground, two adult males sitting on ground, two adult females sitting on chairs, holding parasols. Male on right holding fan is Sir Menendez, female is probably Lady Menendez. Male African child, a servant in uniform, pouring wine into glass of male on right. Adult male European and two adult male Africans behind fence at rear. Trees and building in background. Medium: Albumen Print.

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  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1880-1905
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.05 centimetres
    • Width: 15.1 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        "Sunday - Lagos" [manuscript on album page].
  • 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.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1970-1983

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A51.42

Nigeria, group portrait of Europeans with African servants. Four Europeans in foreground, two adult males sitting on ground, two adult females sitting on chairs, holding parasols. Male on right holding fan is Sir Menendez, female is probably Lady Menendez. Male African child, a servant in uniform, pouring wine into glass of male on right. Adult male European and two adult male Africans behind fence at rear. Trees and building in background.
Medium: Albumen Print.

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