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NIGERIAN SCULPTOR INTRODUCES NEW INDUSTRY. TWELEVE YEARS TRAINING PUT TO GOOD ACCOUNT, 1947-06-03

 Item — paper: 57
Identifier: Paper 57

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Photographs by F. Uher ; Exclusive W.A.P.S.Photographs. ; Location: Lagos, Nigeria. ; D.W.4499 to D.W.4503. ; WEST AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICE, : REGIONAL INFORMATION OFFICE, ; P.O. BOX 555, ACCRA, GOLD COAST, B.W.A. ; D.W.4499 to D.W.4503. ; Many young Africans are setting an example to those who would further the progress of Nigeria.  Educated and trained in England, they are not too proud to work with their hands in their efforts to bring new industries to their country. ; One of these ambitious but patriotic Nigerians, is Mr. Emmanuel Oyadiran, who has recently returned to Lagos after twelve years in Manchester, England. ; There he studied sculpture at the school of Art, and in the course of his work, became interested in casting.  Realising the future possibilites and the advantages to Nigeria, of such a craft, he worked with the Knowsley Cast Metal Company, at Traffort Park, near Manchester, for several years. ; After he had acquired a specialised knowledge, Mr. Oyadiran returned to his native land and set up a business partly as a sculptor and partly as a metal caster. ; Approved by ; J. Stocker. ; PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, ; LAGOS, NIGERIA. --Recto

Dates

  • 1947-06-03

Extent

From the Collection: 121.00 Boxes

Dimensions

17 x 21 cm.

Creator

Repository Details

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

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