West African boy holding baby



Silver gelatin postcard by unknown photographer, ca. 1912-1914. Image shows a young West African boy standing holding a baby girl, possibly his sister. The boy is clothed in traditional dress of cloth wrap around his waist, while the baby wears a white dress and bonnet with leather lace-up boots. See also PR/701/3/51, PR/701/3/50, PR/701/3/52, and PR/701/3/41. From the collection of William John Roberts, Liverpool-born merchant for The Lagos Stores, Ltd. Based in Nigeria, 1912-1914.