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Holm, N Walwin, b. 1865 (photographer)



  • Existence: b. 1865


N. Walwin Holm started a commercial photographic business in Accra circa 1882. As a photographer he accompanied the acting Governor of Lagos Colony, George C. Denton, during the expedition to annex Ado to Lagos in 1891. He moved to Lagos in 1892. He enrolled as a member of the Royal Photographic Society in 1897 and in the same year photographed chiefs during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. He won prizes for his photography at the Sekondi Agricultural Show in 1907.

In 1910 he travelled to England for health reasons. He studied law and was called to the Bar in 1917. He returned to Lagos and practised as a barrister. His photographic firm was continued by his son J.A.C. Holm.


Typescript copy of 'Index to Photographers'.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Chief Olowa at Jubilee Durbar, Lagos, June 22 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043K
Scope and Contents A print measuring 207 x 139 mm. The print is mounted on card, on the reverse of which is the carefully printed caption reading: 'Chief Olowa and other representatives from His Majesty the Awajale of Jehu at the Durbar held at Lagos on the 22nd of June 1897 on the occasion of the celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Orange House, Lagos, West Africa'. A group photograph showing Chief Olowa and retinue gathered in the garden of Orange House, Tinubu Square,...
Dates: 1897-06-22
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