River in Western Africa



Silver gelatin print by unknown photographer, ca. 1912-1914. Image shows indigenous villagers fording a river in Western Africa (possibly the Niger River) while carrying logs and satchels. Women can be seen bathing in the water near a sandy beach to the right of the image. Loose photograph from album compiled by William John Roberts ("John"), Liverpool-born merchant for The Lagos Stores Ltd., based in colonial Lagos, Nigeria.