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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.


  • 1941


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From the Collection: 96 Boxes

From the Collection: 4 trunks

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Related Materials



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


Repository Details

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

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