photographic print(black & white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white), from an album; view of the rear of a colonial style building. Some men farming in field in foreground. Corrugated iron sheds beside fenced trees in middle-ground. Akwete
- Production date
Length: 13.85 centimetres (AF/A46/86)
Width: 19.96 centimetres (AF/A46/86)
- Curator's comments
This building served as a trade station in Akwete during the 1890s. The building was moved in the 1990s to its present location in Aba, Abia State, and is now the Museum of Colonial History. Its collection consists of objects relating to the colonial period in Nigeria and the country’s path to nationhood, old Nigerian money and relics of the slave trade era.
Akwete, a town in Abia state, Nigeria, is located 18 km northeast of Port Harcourt and 18 Kkm southeast of the commercial city of Aba. Akwete is known in West Africa for its unique weaving.
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.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Copyright: British Museum (?).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AF/CA46/86