Saturday, 11 January 2014

PEACE OFFERINGS FOR A DUSKY MONARCH The Graphic Newspaper, July 11 1908

Colonel Whitlock,  the leader of the British Commission arrying on negotiations with Africans. He and other British Commissioners commonly provided themselves with coloured pictures of the King and Queen, for "the purpose of presenting them with gifts to woo the savage mind.
This happened during the demarcation at Wukari where, as our illustration shows, Colonel Whitlock placated one of the most powerful Chiefs of that region with framed portraits of their Majesties".      

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