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A cleared patch of ground in Lagos, surrounded by a fence


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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


  • 1930 - 1972


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From the Collection: 96 Boxes

From the Collection: 4 trunks

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Related Materials

14N:4:c:2, 14N:4:c:3


Location: Nigeria

Looking northeast from one of the triangular fenced areas south of the Supreme Court building in Tinubu Square. The building at the left is the Supreme Court building. The shop in the background is "Renwicks' Dye Works"; the two-story building in the center is the Casa do Fernandez [later the Olaiya House, still later the Ilojo Bar ; built 1855, demolished 2016]) where Alli Street meets the Square; a fallen sign says "No entry except on court business"

Originally contained in an envelope (13N:29:t/DW_04682) with the caption "Volunteers of Lagos clean up. Printed"

Item categories: City views; Clean up Lagos campaigns

Library Details

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

Main Library, 5th Floor, East Tower
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US