Major Arthur E. Hillier photograph album, EEPA 2006-001, circa 1935

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.2006-001
Dates:
circa 1935
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
36 photographs
1 photograph album
black and white
Repository:
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.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
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.

Administration
Author
cgehrer
Custodial History note
Donated by Penelope Piety, 2006.

General note
General note
Title provided by EEPA staff.

Container
1

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Conditions Governing Use note
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation note
Major Arthur E. Hillier Photograph Album, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Baggara (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sara (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Angas (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tiv (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bagirmi (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zarma (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nupe (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fula (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakakari (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bella (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
elisofonarchives@si.edu
http://africa.si.edu/collection/eliot-elisofon-photographic-archives/