Photograph of a colonial settlement, West Africa



Silver gelatin print by unknown photographer, ca. 1912-1914. Image shows a colonial settlement in Western Africa, possibly Nigeria or Kamerun (Republic of Cameroon). Two storey buildings/houses line both sides of a dirt road. A group of West African people walk toward the camera while a European man in khaki and a pith helmet enters a building on the right. From the collection of William John Roberts, Liverpool-born merchant for The Lagos Stores, Ltd. Based in Nigeria, 1912-1914.