photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Portrait of Chief Wilbraid and his soldiers. Three men are seated on chairs in front of a row of soldiers. The man wearing admirals uniform seated with feet raised above ground on platform is Chief Wilbraid. Child seated on platform at Chief's feet. Two elderly men seated on either side of Wilbraid, wearing tunics and wrappers, hats, neck-ornament, holding walking sticks. Soldiers wearing wrappers, waist-coats, shirt, head-dresses. Carrying breach-guns and shields.
- Production date
Length: 14.10 centimetres (AF/A47/77)
Width: 20.60 centimetres (AF/A47/77)
- Curator's comments
- 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: Bakana identified as a town and an island by N F Barley, 11/06/1996. Ethnic group "Edo" refers to the shield, "Kalabari" to the Chief and people.
This image of Chief Igbanibo Will Braide (aka Will Braid or Wilbraid) has been dated to c.1899 (Anderson & Aronson, 2017)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Copyright: British Museum (?).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AF/CA47/77