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  • Description

    Picture of a European ship decorated with string of large flags. Medium: Black and white. Gelatin silver print (?)

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1880-1905
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 14.14 centimetres (AF/A50/2)
    • Width: 20.76 centimetres (AF/A50/2)
    • Length: 12.67 centimetres (AF/CA50/2)
    • Width: 7.76 centimetres (AF/CA50/2)
  • Inscriptions

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      • Inscription Content

        Original Inscription: "J. A. Green. Artist Photographer Bonny, Opobo, &c., &c." [stamp on back of print].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's Comment: Prior to being stored in albums Af,A48, Af,A49 and Af,A50, the loose photographs and postcards donated by Lady Menendez were kept in boxes and envelopes. Government launch, perhaps decorated for a regatta or Jubilee, as other ships in albums Af,A48-50. T Cotterill, 1/12/1996. Geography: Ethnic group and location suggested by T Cotterill, 23/10/1996. Circumstances: [MEN-] PIC DOC 12. The same ship is depicted in Af,A50.82-85. Biography: Green was a Nigerian photographer working in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. An archive of his negatives have been found in Port Harcourt. N F Barley, 04/06/1996.


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    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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  • Additional IDs

    • AF/CA50/2
European ship decorated with string of large flags.
Medium: Black and white. Gelatin silver print (?)



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