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Nigerian Collection

Background imageNigerian Collection: The street Market at Zaria, Nigeria

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

Background imageNigerian Collection: Nigeria - A Yoruba Grocer

Nigeria - A Yoruba Grocer Date: circa 1920s

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

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

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

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

Background imageNigerian Collection: Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds

Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds Date: circa 1920s

Background imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian Collection: The Sultan of Sokoto

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

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

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

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

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

Background imageNigerian Collection: Lockheed C-130H-LM Hercules NAF910

Lockheed C-130H-LM Hercules NAF910
Nigerian Air Force - Lockheed C-130H-LM Hercules NAF910 (msn 4619). Date: circa 1985

Background imageNigerian Collection: SEPECAT Jaguar International S(N) NAF710

SEPECAT Jaguar International S(N) NAF710
Nigerian Air Force - SEPECAT Jaguar International S(N) NAF710 (msn S(N).06, G-27-397), at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show held between 2-9 September 1984

Background imageNigerian Collection: ATR-42-500MP NAF931

ATR-42-500MP NAF931
Nigerian Air Force - ATR-42-500MP NAF931 (msn 800), at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show on 24 July 2010. (ATR - Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de transport regional) Date: 2010

Background imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian Collection: Orlando Martins

Orlando Martins (1899-1985) was a Nigerian actor who had a long and successful career in British cinema. Date: 1946

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

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

Background imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian Collection: Westland WS. 55 Series 3 G-APDY

Westland WS. 55 Series 3 G-APDY
Westland WS.55 Series 3 G-APDY (msn WA/241), at the September 1962 SBAC Farnborough Air-Show. Built as the WS-55 Series 2 demonstrator

Background imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian Collection: Boeing 747-283B(SGD) SE-DFZ

Boeing 747-283B(SGD) SE-DFZ, leased to Nigerian Airways, at London Heathrow Airport Date: 1980s

Background imageNigerian Collection: Hawker Siddeley HS. 125-700B 5N-AVK

Hawker Siddeley HS. 125-700B 5N-AVK
Hawker Siddeley HS.125-700B 5N-AVK at Luton Airport for delivery to the Nigerian Civil Aviation flying Unit Date: 1987

Background imageNigerian Collection: Hawker Siddeley HS. 125 series 3B-RA G-AVDX

Hawker Siddeley HS. 125 series 3B-RA G-AVDX
Hawker Siddeley HS.125 series 3B-RA G-AVDX (msn 25113) at Hatfield for an open day, before delivery to Air Hanson Limited

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

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

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

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

Background imageNigerian Collection: Kirdi Village, Mokolo, Cameroon, Africa

Kirdi Village, Mokolo, Cameroon, Africa. The Kirdi (or Kapsiki) people are cattle keepers in the Mandara Hills along the Nigerian border in the area of Margui-Wandala between Mokolo and Bourrah

Background imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian 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 imageNigerian 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

Background imageNigerian Collection: McIvers Rubber Factory, Sapele, Nigeria, West Africa

McIvers Rubber Factory, Sapele, Nigeria, West Africa. Date: circa 1908

Background imageNigerian Collection: Oil Palm Estate, Calabar, Nigeria, West Africa

Oil Palm Estate, Calabar, Nigeria, West Africa
Oil Palm Estate, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, West Africa. Oil palm and rubber processing, Pamol Ltd. Showing a roundabout with signpost. Date: circa 1946

Background imageNigerian Collection: General view of Kano City, Nigeria, West Africa

General view of Kano City, Nigeria, West Africa. Date: circa 1930

Background imageNigerian Collection: Victoria Street, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa

Victoria Street, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa
Victoria Street, with live fowl baskets, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa. Date: circa 1910

Background imageNigerian Collection: Catholic Mission, Abeokuta, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa

Catholic Mission, Abeokuta, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa. Date: circa 1904

Background imageNigerian Collection: Colonialism - Annexation of Ado by the British

Colonialism - Annexation of Ado by the British
The Annexation of the territory of the King of Ado by the British in 1891 - a real pictorial example of the extension of the British Empire



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