siucJones Archive

The photographs in this archive were taken in the 1930s by the late G. I. Jones. The photos included here are only a sample of the complete collection.

The photographs are unique for the creative brilliance of the art represented, the quality of the photography, and the cultural and historical significance of photographic records from this time period in Nigeria.

This archive was produced by John C. McCall with the cooperation of Ursula Jones. It was part of a project funded by The English Speaking Union and Southern Illinois University. Production facilities were generously provided by the African Studies Centre, University of Cambridge.
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Jones in Nigeria

Jones Biography Bibliography

This site is a research resource. It was designed to make these photographs available to people who have a personal or professional interest in the art of Southeastern Nigeria. The limited information provided reproduces the notes written by Jones on the photos. Jones published the some of the photographs with additional documentation. Researchers are encouraged to consult the bibliography.

The copyright for these photographs is held by the  G.I. Jones Estate. The copyright is administered by the Museum of Anrchaeology of Anthropology at Cambridge University. Reproduction for publication is prohibited without prior permission of the copyright holder. Interested parties should contact the Museum's Senior Assistant Curator at

Photograph Indexes

Ibibio, Ijo, Ogoni
Index to Ibibio, Ijo and Ogoni
Index to Ika Igbo (Western Igbo)
Index to Nsukka and Nri/Awka Igbo
Index to Ikwerri Igbo
Index to Abiriba Igbo
Index to Nkporo Igbo
Index to Ohafia/Abam Igbo
Index to Riverine Igbo (Ekpafia, Abua, Ekpeya)
Index to various Igbo groups: Ngusu Ada, Isu Ikwu Ato, Alayi, Item
Index to Ekpe Masquerades
Index to Igbo music, shrines, architecture and other cultural artifacts

Read about the performance arts among the Ohafia Igbo

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