Ibadan Girl



Collotype postcard, ca. 1912-1914. Studio portrait titled "Ibadan Girl." Image is a full-length, part-profile of a young girl from Obadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. She wears a metal belt around her waist, rolled cloth tied beneath her knees, bracelets and earrings, and has traditional facial scarring on her cheeks and forehead. Loose page from album compiled by William John Roberts ("John"), Liverpool-born merchant for The Lagos Stores Ltd., based in colonial Lagos, Nigeria.