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Nigeria Collection

Background imageNigeria Collection: Bronze head with beaded crown and plume. 12th-14th

Bronze head with beaded crown and plume. 12th-14th c. King of Oni, king of Ife. Yoruba art. Sculpture on bronze. UNITED KINGDOM. London. The British Museum. Proc: NIGERIA. Ife

Background imageNigeria Collection: The street Market at Zaria, Nigeria

The street Market at Zaria, Nigeria. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nigeria - A Yoruba Grocer

Nigeria - A Yoruba Grocer Date: circa 1920s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nigeria Kano

Nigeria Kano
General view of the city

Background imageNigeria Collection: Warrior- Nigeria

Warrior- Nigeria
Mounted warrior from Bornu, Nigeria

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nigerian Rising 1895

Nigerian Rising 1895
Native Nigerians rebel against the Royal Niger Company, which gives place to a protectorate five years later

Background imageNigeria Collection: Ebute Ero on market day, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa

Ebute Ero on market day, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa
Aerial view of the town of Ebute Ero on market day, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa. Date: circa 1920

Background imageNigeria Collection: Ibadan Gate - Nigeria, West Africa

Ibadan Gate - Nigeria, West Africa
Ibadan Gate No.4 and Iwo Gate - Nigeria, West Africa Date: circa 1905

Background imageNigeria Collection: Lagos, Nigeria - The Marina from the air

Lagos, Nigeria - The Marina from the air Date: circa 1930s

Background imageNigeria Collection: West Africa - Nigeria - Kano - Sanusi People

West Africa - Nigeria - Kano - Sanusi People. Date: circa late 1950s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds

Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds Date: circa 1920s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nigerian Jujuh House

Nigerian Jujuh House
A Jujuh house, or house of worship, in Biafra (present-day Nigeria). To European visitors this was magic rather than religion - and black magic at that !

Background imageNigeria Collection: Poster of Niger steamers loading groundnuts

Poster of Niger steamers loading groundnuts
Poster for the Empire Marketing Board, showing Niger steamers loading groundnuts. Date: C.1930

Background imageNigeria Collection: Ibo Women, Nigeria - Traditional Dancing

Ibo Women, Nigeria - Traditional Dancing - note the Igbo ankle rattles. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Kukuruku tradition, Bendel State, Nigeria, West Africa

Kukuruku tradition, Bendel State, Nigeria, West Africa
Kukuruku tribal tradition for a young mans coming of age ceremony, Bendel State, Nigeria, West Africa (then in the British Empire). Date: 1922

Background imageNigeria Collection: Ovra dancer, Ebo tribe, Benin, Nigeria, West Africa

Ovra dancer, Ebo tribe, Benin, Nigeria, West Africa
Ovra dancer in full costume, Ebo (Edo) tribe, Benin, Nigeria, West Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageNigeria Collection: Four young women, Nigeria, West Africa

Four young women, Nigeria, West Africa
Four young women with fashionable headdresses and hairstyles, Nigeria, West Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageNigeria Collection: Two young Fulani women, Nigeria, West Africa

Two young Fulani women, Nigeria, West Africa
Two young Fulani (Fula) women, Nigeria, West Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageNigeria Collection: The Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, religious head of Haussaland in Northern Nigeria. Date: 1903

Background imageNigeria Collection: Kano Airport, Nigeria - Camel rider with horn

Kano Airport, Nigeria - Camel rider with horn (and spare camel...). Date: circa 1960s

Background imageNigeria Collection: West Africa - Nigeria - Kano Woman - Sanusi People

West Africa - Nigeria - Kano Woman - Sanusi People
West Africa - Nigeria - Kano Woman with a wicker mat rolled-up under her arm - Sanusi People. Date: circa late 1950s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Cable and Wireless Station. Lagos, Nigeria

Cable and Wireless Station. Lagos, Nigeria Date: circa 1930s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Football Match at Porto Novo, Dahomey (Benin)

Football Match at Porto Novo, Dahomey (Benin) between Nigeria (the British Army Colonial Service) and Dahomey (the French Colonial Army) - September, 1922. Date: 1922

Background imageNigeria Collection: Cessna U206F Stationair N71431

Cessna U206F Stationair N71431 (msn U20602145), at Blackpool-Squire's Gate Airport in October 1973, en-route to Nigeria. Date: 1973

Background imageNigeria Collection: The Ky-Ko Fan Advertisement

The Ky-Ko Fan Advertisement
Advertisement from The Model Engineering Co. Ltd, promiting The Ky-Ko Non-Electric Fan. The KY-KO breeze for comfort and ease

Background imageNigeria Collection: Hawker Siddeley HS-125-600B 5N-ANG

Hawker Siddeley HS-125-600B 5N-ANG (msn 256050), of Government of Nigeria, at London Heathrow Airport. Date: 1982

Background imageNigeria Collection: Harry Rawson

Harry Rawson
Admiral Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson (1843 - 1910), senior officer in the Royal Navy. Date: 1900

Background imageNigeria Collection: A new Emir of Adamawa is installed. After the capture of Yola, Colonel Morland deposed the Emir

A new Emir of Adamawa is installed. After the capture of Yola, Colonel Morland deposed the Emir and set up a brother of the vanquished ruler in his stead. Date: 1902

Background imageNigeria Collection: Article in The Illustrated London News reporting on the 1933 visit of the Emir of Katsina

Article in The Illustrated London News reporting on the 1933 visit of the Emir of Katsina to Britain. Top picture shows the Emir

Background imageNigeria Collection: The Emir of Katsina (seen third from left), his son (far left

The Emir of Katsina (seen third from left), his son (far left) and various notables at Wembley during a visit to London. The Emir had donated a white oryx antelope to the zoo. Date: 1924

Background imageNigeria Collection: Advert, R Rogerson & Co, Scotstoun, Glasgow, Scotland

Advert, R Rogerson & Co, Scotstoun, Glasgow, Scotland
Advert, R Rogerson & Co, Mount Street, Glasgow, Scotland, makers of Tropical Houses and Bungalows. Showing an example supplied to the Colonial Government for Southern Nigeria. 1905

Background imageNigeria Collection: The Marina, Customs to Christ Church, Lagos, Nigeria

The Marina, Customs to Christ Church, Lagos, Nigeria. Date: 1926

Background imageNigeria Collection: Law court building at Kano, Nigeria, West Africa

Law court building at Kano, Nigeria, West Africa, with the alkali or native judge on the front steps. Date: 1922

Background imageNigeria Collection: Man with two wives, Lokoja, Nigeria, West Africa

Man with two wives, Lokoja, Nigeria, West Africa
Abigah (Abigel), son of the King of Lokoja, with his two wives, Lokoja, Nigeria, West Africa. 1922

Background imageNigeria Collection: Musicians of Bornu, Yola Province, Nigeria, West Africa

Musicians of Bornu, Yola Province, Nigeria, West Africa
Musicians of Bornu, Yola Province, northern Nigeria, West Africa. One blows a trumpet while the other accompanies him on a drum. 1922

Background imageNigeria Collection: Horse and rider, Sokoto, Nigeria, West Africa

Horse and rider, Sokoto, Nigeria, West Africa
Horse and rider with large oryx hide shield, Sokoto, Nigeria, West Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageNigeria Collection: House building by hand, Nigeria, West Africa

House building by hand, Nigeria, West Africa
House building by hand in Nigeria, West Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageNigeria Collection: Emir of Gombe, Nigeria, West Africa

Emir of Gombe, Nigeria, West Africa, on horseback at a Durbar, shaded from the sun by a parasol held by a footman. Date: 1922

Background imageNigeria Collection: Westland WS. 51 Srs. 2 Widgeon G-APPS

Westland WS. 51 Srs. 2 Widgeon G-APPS
Westland WS.51 Srs.2 Widgeon G-APPS (msn WA/H/3), of British United Airways 1960-1961. The first prototype, G-ALIK, was brought up to full Widgeon standard

Background imageNigeria Collection: A family husking Kola nuts in Nigeria, Africa. The caffeine-containing fruit of the tree

A family husking Kola nuts in Nigeria, Africa. The caffeine-containing fruit of the tree is used as a flavoring ingredient in beverages

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nurse Mary Henry with the children of the Emir in Lagos

Nurse Mary Henry with the children of the Emir in Lagos
Nurse Mary Henry and her interpreter with a very large group of children in Lagos, Nigeria. Reverse reads: In the Emirs Compound with some of his children! Date: circa 1935

Background imageNigeria Collection: Nurses with patient in traction at the African Hospital, Lag

Nurses with patient in traction at the African Hospital, Lag
Two nurses attend a man with his leg in traction at a ward at the African Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria Date: circa 1935

Background imageNigeria Collection: The Great Mosque at Kano, Nigeria

The Great Mosque at Kano, Nigeria - postcard, published by the Christian Missionary Service Bookshop, Lagos, Nigeria. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Children wearing native costume - near Lagos, Nigeria

Children wearing native costume - near Lagos, Nigeria. Date: 1955

Background imageNigeria Collection: Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Beach, Lagos, Nigeria

Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Beach, Lagos, Nigeria Date: circa 1950s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Frederick William Koko Mingi VIII - King of Brass, Nigeria

Frederick William Koko Mingi VIII - King of Brass, Nigeria
Frederick William Koko Mingi VIII, who became the Amanyanabo (King) of Brass, Nigeria in 1889. Brass now part of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, part of the Nembe Kingdon

Background imageNigeria Collection: The Emir of Kano

The Emir of Kano - the traditional ruler of the Nigerian city of Kano, capital of the modern Kano State, Nigeria, Africa. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageNigeria Collection: Emir of Katsina on a camel, Nigeria, West Africa

Emir of Katsina on a camel, Nigeria, West Africa -- Alhaji Muhammadu Dikko or Muhammad Dikko dan Gidado (1865-1944), 47th Emir of Katsina from 1906 until his death. Date: circa 1920



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