Eighty Original Pictorial Postcards of People and Scenes West Africa

Eighty Original Pictorial Postcards of People and Scenes West Africa

Code: 10170

£950.00 Approx $1164.22, €1105.94

Eighty Original Pictorial Postcards with People and Scenes of West Africa; 50 Gold Coast(Accra, Ashanti, Ada, Ankobra River, Kitta, Sekondi) 20 Sierra Leone(Freetown, York Island) 3 Senegal(Dakar) 3 Nigeria(Lokoja, Old Calabar) 2 Congo, 1 French Guinea, 1 Liberia, 1903-1908

Provenance: From the library of Eric Lomax author of the book and film 'The Railway Man'(starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman) based on his life experiences as a prisoner of war with the Japanese and forced to build the notorious Burma-Siam Railway during the second world war.

After the war Eric Lomax joined the British Colonial Service and was posted to the Gold Coast, during his service he became involved with the building of a railway branch line from Accra to Tema Harbour Gold Coast Postcards: A Sekondi Chief; Native girls, Sekondi; Croo Boys; Police; Arrival of Mail Steamer; Fort Orange; Arrival of the Governor...Railway Jetty; Sekondi Wharf; Cape Coast Castle, 2nd Battalion,
West India Regiment; Ada Factory; Group of Fantis; Native funeral; Governor Hodson spiking first rail of Gold Coast Railway; Hotel Metropole; Ashanti King in his chariot; Juju or Fetish Man; Dressing Fanti Lady's hair; Governor conveying His Majesty's Pardon to Soldiers who rebelled during the Ashanti Expedition; Catholic Mission Kwitta, etc

Sierra Leone: Street Scene Freetown; Market and the Custom House; Government House; Harbour; Railway; Gibraltar wharf; Princess Christian Cottage Hospital; Inhabitants welcoming Governor King Harman; King Jimmy; York Island; Departure of Governor Cardew, etc

Senegal: Pileuses de Couscous; Ortrich and People; Danseurs Senegalais.
Congo: Groupe de femmes a Djabbir; Ecoliers de race Mongo; Mission d'Fkao.
French Guinea: La Route du Niger.
Nigeria: The Consulate, Old Calabar; S. S. Boru and Queen Beach, Old Calabar; Lokoja Hospital.
Liberia: Justice at Liberia, Monrovia, Execution by hanging.

24 postcards with a one penny Gold Coast Postal Stamp; 24 postcards with a one penny Sierra Leone Postal stamp and 1 postcard with a one cent Republic Liberia Postal stamp.