Thursday, 10 February 2011

Africa Through A Lens


5419191638_ef3b43cec2_o“Africa Through A Lens” is a new project of the UK National Archives, making available online via Flickr thousands of photographs of Africa from the former Colonial Office archive. The home page for the project is here.The collection includes a number of important images of Nigerian chiefs and kings from the late C19th and early C20th, a great range of views of everyday dress in many parts of Nigeria, a superb set of photos of Ghana, including those shown above, and original prints of some well known images of Sierra Leone.

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