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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A46.10

  • Description

    Group of people standing in front of thatched buildings. Four men seated in centre. The people wear a mixture of traditional and western-style clothing. Warri. Albumen print.

  • Date

    • 1890-1900
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 14 centimetres (AF/A46/10)
    • Width: 20.1 centimetres (AF/A46/10)
  • 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: "Social wednesday gathering at Warri at residence of D-ado [sp. ?] since deported" [manuscript note on album paper].
  • 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.

  • Condition

    Print torn on bottom edge.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition date

    1920-1960

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A46.10

  • Additional IDs

    • AF/CA46/10
Crowd of adult males and females in front of thatched shelters. Four males in foreground, seated. Males wearing a combination of American and local dress including cloths, head-gear, jackets, neck-ornaments. Females wearing cloths, head-gear. Seated male at r. holding a walking-cane.
Medium: Albumen print.

Crowd of adult males and females in front of thatched shelters. Four males in foreground, seated. Males wearing a combination of American and local dress including cloths, head-gear, jackets, neck-ornaments. Females wearing cloths, head-gear. Seated male at r. holding a walking-cane. Medium: Albumen print.

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