Images of the Gold Coast (West Africa), 1870-1890   

Mr. Frederick Isaac Dolphijn

Mr. Frederick Isaac Dolphijn Object Name: Mr. Frederick Isaac Dolphijn
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Code: 0002 4053
Category: Portraits of merchants from Elmina

Frederick Isaac Dolphijn (died 1895), merchant, built a huge merchants' house in Elmina in 1880. He is wearing the costume of a member of a Masonic lodge, or a Masonic-type organisation, of which the Gold Coast had several in the nineteenth century.