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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A47.87

  • Description

    Portrait of six men. Three elderly men seated on chairs, three young men standing behind. Seated in the midddle is Chief Amachree. Standing on his left is Young Brigg and Bob Manuel on left.Wooden barrel at left. Wearing tunics, wrappers, hats, carrying walking sticks. Man at right wearing shoes, man in centre also wearing neck-ornaments, wrist-ornaments. Standing men wearing shirts, jackets, wrappers. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1895-1905
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 15.5 centimetres (AF/A47/87)
    • Width: 20.9 centimetres (AF/A47/87)
  • 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: "King Amachrees [sp. ?] middle Young Brigg on his left Bob Manuel on left New Calabar [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: The barrel would have been used for storing palm oil. N F Barley, 08/07/1996. 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. Geography: Chiefs recognised as being Kalabari from the Niger Delta by N F Barley, 08/07/1996. The query of Amachrees is because of illegible spelling in the inscription. H Cornwall-Jones, 11/07/1996. Biography: Green was a Nigerian photographer active in the late nineteenth century. An archive of his work has been located in Port Harcourt. N F Barley, 11/06/1996.

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1920-1960

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A47.87

  • Additional IDs

    • AF/CA47/87
Portrait of six adult males, three seated on chairs, three standing behind. Wooden barrel at l.. Seated adult males wearing tunics, cloths, head-gear, carrying walking-canes. Male at r. also wearing shoes, male in centre also wearing neck-ornaments, wrist-ornaments, amulets. Standing males wearing shirts, jackets, cloths [?].
Medium: Gelatin silver print.

Portrait of six adult males, three seated on chairs, three standing behind. Wooden barrel at l.. Seated adult males wearing tunics, cloths, head-gear, carrying walking-canes. Male at r. also wearing shoes, male in centre also wearing neck-ornaments, wrist-ornaments, amulets. Standing males wearing shirts, jackets, cloths [?]. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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