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: British Empire & Commonwealth
: Underwood collection
: George Herbert Underwood was born in 1906. He was apparently in the Colonial Service in Nigeria in the 1930s and served with the Air Force in Nigeria (RAF Maiduguri) and the Gold Coast (RAF Takoradi) during WW2. As well as a number of artefacts held in the Museum collections, Underwood's collection contains nearly 200 photographs which document life in Nigeria in the 1930s and 1940s. The majority of these are casual snapshots of local people, places and everyday life, predominantly in the Lagos area, but there are also a number of wartime images showing Underwood, his comrades and the RAF mess at Maiduguri. This catalogue was produced with support from the National Cataloguing Grants Programme for Archives