West African woman and young girl in Western costume



Silver gelatin print by unknown photographer, ca. 1912-1914. Image shows a West African woman and girl, possibly mother and daughter, wearing Western costume - Victorian floor-length dresses with ruffled sleeves and high waists. The older woman also wears a straw hat. They are pictured outside a building with a straw roof. From the collection of William John Roberts, Liverpool-born merchant for The Lagos Stores, Ltd. Based in Nigeria, 1912-1914.