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1 photograph album
black and white
This collection consists of an album containing 36 photographs taken by Maj. Arthur E. Hillier, a British Army officer serving with the Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force, circa 1935. The images are portrait photographs, which were used to identify local staff and employees. Individuals from a variety of culture groups are depicted, including the Hausa, Yoruba, Kanuri, Nupe, Fula, Dakakari, Bella, Baggara, Sara, Angas, Tiv, Bagirmi and Zarma peoples.
Major Arthur Edmonds Hillier was a British Army officer who served with the Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force, from 1934-1940, during which time he participated in the Somaliland and Abyssinia campaigns. In 1943, Hillier returned to England and was appointed to the 21st Army Group; after D-Day, he volunteered for more active duty in Europe. Hillier died on October 21, 1944 at the age of 35, from injuries received in battle, and is buried in the military cemetery in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Custodial History note
Donated by Penelope Piety, 2006.
Title provided by EEPA staff.
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Preferred Citation note
Major Arthur E. Hillier Photograph Album, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012