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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A46.67

  • Description

    Portrait of a group of men, with a dog. Two European men seated on chairs covered in cloth. Wearing trousers, jackets, shirts, bow-ties, head-gear, socks, cummerbund. Row of young men kneeling, wearing cloths, shirts. Row of men standing behind them, wearing cloths, shirts, head-gear. The faces of the two European men have been disfigured with blue ink. Albumen print.

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1895-1905
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 14 centimetres (AF/A46/67)
    • Width: 20 centimetres (AF/A46/67)
  • 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: "Myself Head Man F Betts Gig boys & House Boys very strong sun" [manuscript note on album paper]; "A. H. Purt F. Betts. Head Man of the Kru Boys in centre & three Gig Boy on each side of him Chief Steward on his extreme left & another house boy on his extreme right & the five boys kneeling belong to Betts & myself my favourite being the one on my right. The sun was glaring & the reflection blinding hence our blinking look" [manuscript note on back of print]; "A. J. Green, Artist Photographer, Bonny, Opobo, &c., &c." [stamp on back of print].
  • 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. Geography: Ethnic groups identified by N F Barley, 04/06/1996. Biography: Green was a Nigerian photographer working in the late nineteenth century. An archive of his negatives has been located in Port Harcourt. N F Barley, 04/06/1996. It is unclear whether Green was the photographer or the printer of the photograph. H Cornwall-Jones, 13/06/1996.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Print torn on top edge.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1920-1960

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A46.67

  • Additional IDs

    • AF/CA46/67
Portrait of a group of adult males and a dog. Two European adult males seated on chairs covered in cloth. Wearing trousers, jackets, shirts, bow-ties, head-gear, socks, cummerbund. Row of young adult males kneeling, wearing cloths, shirts. Row of adult males standing behind seated and kneeling males, wearing cloths, shirts, head-gear. The faces of the two European males have been disfigured with blue ink. Medium: Albumen print.

Portrait of a group of adult males and a dog. Two European adult males seated on chairs covered in cloth. Wearing trousers, jackets, shirts, bow-ties, head-gear, socks, cummerbund. Row of young adult males kneeling, wearing cloths, shirts. Row of adult males standing behind seated and kneeling males, wearing cloths, shirts, head-gear. The faces of the two European males have been disfigured with blue ink. Medium: Albumen print.

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