Some fascinating pictures of Nigeria taken decades before her independence have emerged and are set to be auctioned for about N400,000. The pictures reflect the typical Nigerian culture and the enthusiasm of most of the citizens.
Pictures which showed dancing children, marching warriors, science lessons and so on have become treasures as they would be auctioned at the said amount above.
Most of these pictures were taken by Edward Harland Duckworth who was the inspector of education in Nigeria between 1930 and 1944.
The pictures were collated into an album by Henry Svory, his friend, who was heading a department in University of Ibadan then. The pictures reflect the lives of the native population in the country long before her independence.
It is intriguing to know that these pictures, which have been around for more than 65 years, are tipped to sell for N400k.
Check out some of the pictures below:
1. Marching soldiers
2. A group of men outside a native settlement
3. Goods being taken off a plane
4. A car belonging to some European in front of a native settlement
5. A foreigner swimming with natives
6. A black man at work
7. Animals bearing loads
8. Cultural display showing masquerades
9. An educational inspector with a young football team
10. Students learning about the human skeleton
11. A small boy learning from an old man and a military formation
12. A bustling market where a train stops
13. A man looking through a camera
This NAIJ.com video below shows that for as little as N1000, a pot of soup can be made: