Photograph of British merchant William John Roberts and attendant



Silver gelatin print by Holm's Studio, Lagos, Nigeria, ca. 1912-1914. Image shows British merchant William John Roberts (on horseback) and an unidentified West African attendant. Handwritten inscription on verso says the photograph was taken in Sierra Leone, however presence of Holm's Studio wet stamp suggests Lagos. Loose page from album compiled by William John Roberts ("John"), Liverpool-born merchant for The Lagos Stores Ltd., based in colonial Lagos, Nigeria.