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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A47.72

  • Description

    Portrait of a group of men seated and standing in front of a colonial style building. Nine males seated on chairs and two males seated on ground in foreground, including four European males. Wearing American dress, cloths, tunics. Three of the European males are wearing colonial uniforms. Sitting in the centre is Harcourt, the Vice Consul. Albumen print.

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1895-1905
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 14.1 centimetres
    • Width: 20 centimetres
  • 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: "Harcourt the Vice Consul at Bonny & some of the Bonny Chiefs" [manuscript note on album paper]; "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. Geography: Ethnic group refers to the white adult males. Suggested by H Cornwall-Jones, 08/07/1996. Biography: Green was a Nigerian photographer in the late nineteenth century. An archive of his photographs has been found in Port Harcourt. N F Barley, 04/06/1996.

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  • Condition

    Print torn on top edge.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1920-1960

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A47.72

Portrait of a group of adult males seated and standing in front of a colonial style building. Nine males seated on chairs and two males seated on ground in foreground, including four European males. Wearing American dress, cloths, tunics. Three of the European males are wearing colonial uniforms.
Medium: Albumen print.

Portrait of a group of adult males seated and standing in front of a colonial style building. Nine males seated on chairs and two males seated on ground in foreground, including four European males. Wearing American dress, cloths, tunics. Three of the European males are wearing colonial uniforms. Medium: Albumen print.

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