Bornu horseman: (I think) detail of costume, at Durbar 1959. Did have
this down as Zaria, but now am fairly sure this was the Kaduna Durbar
held at the race course to mark self-rule in northern Nigeria - full
independence came the following year.
Have just found durbarnigeria.org/
slide scans 1950s and 1960s
Vintage family slides from 1950s & early 60s NIgeria (scanned). Jean and David were in Nigeria for over 10 years, David working in the then colonial service and education. For some of that timeJean worked part-time in a number of secretarial roles and teaching.
The family lived variously in Kano, Maru, Zaria and Kuru, near Jos (Plateau Province).
The slides uploaded are just a selection of the family collection, not intended to be artistic or significant at the time, but a personal 'diary'. David was the principal photographer.