photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Picture of a European ship decorated with string of large flags.
Medium: Black and white. Gelatin silver print (?)
- Production date
Length: 14.14 centimetres (AF/A50/2)
Length: 12.67 centimetres (AF/CA50/2)
Width: 20.76 centimetres (AF/A50/2)
Width: 7.76 centimetres (AF/CA50/2)
- Curator's comments
The S.S. Ivy and was built in 1895 by Earle's Ship Building & Engineering Co. Limited, Hull. It was commissioned by the Niger Coast Protectorate for patrolling the Niger Delta. The ‘Ivy’ was capable of a top speed of 13 1/2 knots and remained in service until 1923.
Cataloguer's Comment: Prior to being stored in albums Af,A48, Af,A49 and Af,A50, the loose photographs and postcards donated by Lady Menendez were kept in boxes and envelopes.
Government launch, perhaps decorated for a regatta or Jubilee, as other ships in albums Af,A48-50. T Cotterill, 1/12/1996.
Geography: Ethnic group and location suggested by T Cotterill, 23/10/1996.
Circumstances: [MEN-] PIC DOC 12. The same ship is depicted in Af,A50.82-85.
Biography: Green was a Nigerian photographer working in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. An archive of his negatives have been found in Port Harcourt. N F Barley, 04/06/1996.
Green took photographs of a number of boats, this is the Ivy, which the Niger Coast Protecorate put into service in 1895.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Copyright: British Museum (?).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AF/CA50/2