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N. Walwin Holm

(1865– ?) and (1888– ?), West Africa‐based British photographers, typical of countless fairly small‐scale colonial operators. Holm Senior was active in Accra, Gold ...

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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...in cosmopolitan cities where African commerce with Europeans was commonplace. Early African Photographers In the 1860s A. C. Gomes was active in the East African city of Zanzibar, as was E. C. Dias in the 1890s. In West Africa, N. Walwin Holm established a studio in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) city of Accra in 1883 ; his son J. C. Holm relocated the studio to Lagos, Nigeria, in 1910 . George S. A. Da Costa gave up his position as manager of the Church Missionary Society bookstore in Lagos to open a studio in 1895 . He was commissioned by London publisher...

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