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Title
Man under illusions, Nigeria, ca. 1936
Creator
Emily Godfrey
Date Created and/or Issued
1931/1941
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Centre for the Study of World Christianity
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The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
divinity-CSWC@ed.ac.uk
http://www.cswc.div.ed.ac.uk/collections/
Description
Black and white photograph showing an older Nigerian man in the village of Igumale, modern Benue state, mid-east Nigeria. He wears traditional dress and stands next to a wooden pole, which could be his walking stick. A Nigerian young female nurse can be seen in the background of the picture. There is a corrugated iron building with drainage in the background, which may be a medical facility. The caption to this image reads: "Mental case - thinks he is Lieut. Governor [of Nigeria]." The Methodist Missionary Society had a mission station in Igumale, and this photograph was taken on a trek to Igumale by missionaries based in southeast Nigeria. This photograph was pasted into one of a series of exercise book albums created by Emily Godfrey, Matron of the Ama Achara Methodist Hospital in southeast Nigeria run by the Methodist Missionary Society.
Format
black-and-white photographs
Identifier
IMP-CSCNWW20-1-1-218.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-77818
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-CSCNWW20-1-1-218.jpg
Subject
Health services
Missionary work
Mental stress
Men
Patients
Hallucinations and illusions
Mental health
Primitive Methodist Missionary Society
Methodist Missionary Society
Portraits
Time Period
1931/1941
Place
Africa
Benue
Igumale
Nigeria
medical facilities
Source
CSCNWW20/1/1/218 [File]
Relation
Emily Godfrey collection; Box 1; First book of photographs (CSCNWW20-1-1)
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s

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