"Enfants indigènes -- Native children"



Hand-tinted collotype postcard by Comptoirs Henri Dupuy, titled "Enfants indigènes -- Native children". Image shows four unidentified West African children wearing turbans with bold patterns. Two also wear beaded necklaces. Comptoirs Henri Dupuy was one of many photographic firms operating in Western Africa during the early 20th century that created ethnographic postcards for the colonial European tourist and expat markets. From the collection of William John Roberts, Liverpool-born merchant for The Lagos Stores, Ltd. Based in Nigeria, 1912-1914.