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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A49.36

  • Description

    Picture of His Excellency, Governor Mac Callum with the native Kings and chiefs inspecting the railway works at Ebute Metta. Kings dressed in Agbada, [Yoruba traditional attire] and holding walking sticks. Railway train with signs on carriages saying "LAGOS GOVERNMENT RAILWAY". Albumen print.

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1880-1905
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 13.97 centimetres (max. width)
    • Width: 21 centimetres (max. width)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        Original Description: "June 22nd 1987. Diamond Jubilee at Lagos. H.E. Governor [M]uclallum, with native Kings and Chiefs, inspecting Railway Works, Ebule [sp.?] Metta [sp.?]." [manuscript note 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. Geography: Ethnic group suggested by T Cotterill, 09/10/1996. Circumstances: [MEN-] PIC DOC 12.

  • Condition

    Large section of print missing from l. side. Bottom r. corner of print has become separated.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1970-1983

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A49.36

Railway train with signs on carriages saying "LAGOS GOVERNMENT RAILWAY". Crowd of adult male Europeans and Africans sitting and standing in carriages and beside train. Males wearing American dress or robes, head-gear, several using umbrellas. Carriage at l. decorated with Union Jack flags. "Chiefs and Kings", wearing robes, sitting in carriage with "Governor".
Medium: Albumen print.

Railway train with signs on carriages saying "LAGOS GOVERNMENT RAILWAY". Crowd of adult male Europeans and Africans sitting and standing in carriages and beside train. Males wearing American dress or robes, head-gear, several using umbrellas. Carriage at l. decorated with Union Jack flags. "Chiefs and Kings", wearing robes, sitting in carriage with "Governor". Medium: Albumen print.

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