photographic print(black & white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white), from an album; view of a market showing calabashes, containing palm oil, and strung with rope. The sellers, Ibo men wearing cloths, and the European buyer are inside a shelter with zinc roofing. Akwete, Abia State, Nigeria
- Production date
Length: 14 centimetres (AF/A46/65)
Width: 19.85 centimetres (AF/A46/65)
- Curator's comments
This image is used as the jacket illustration of the publication:
Anderson, Martha G., and Aronson, Lisa (eds) (2017) African Photographer J.A.Green: reimagining the Indigenous and the Colonial. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press.
The image is entitled: "European trader purchasing Palm Oil Warri Benin" The image is also held at the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, W.H. Himbury Photographic Album, EEPA 1995-0024-053.
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.
Akwete identified as a village by N F Barley, 06/1996.
Ethnic groups identified by N F Barley, 04/06/1996. European refers to the white adult male. Ibo refers to the other adult males.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Copyright: British Museum (?).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AF/CA46/65