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Seated man wearing an elaborate robe, holding a sheaf of papers and a pencil; other people sitting on either side, and people standing behind, 1941

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Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Collection consists chiefly of photographic prints and slides documenting early 20th century Nigeria.

Dates

  • 1941

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

To inquire about access to this collection, please contact the Herskovits Library at africana@northwestern.edu.

Extent

From the Collection: 96 Boxes

From the Collection: 4 trunks

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Related Materials

36N:38:c:1

General

Location: Nigeria

The design on the robe includes the motto "Bride and bridegroom we wish you long life and prosperity"; a second motto (under an elephant) includes the words "erin" and "ola" (possibly "Omo erin jogun ola")

One of a large group of images centered around a conference of Obas held at Itoro Hall, Ijebu-Ode, in 1941

Item category: Events and meetings

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies Repository

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