Photo of naked market women transacting business in the 1930s stirs reactions

Photo of naked market women transacting business in the 1930s stirs reactions

While Ghanaians have nearly if not completely become used to some so-called celebrities bombarding them with naked photos via all mediums, it appears the trend had long existed with us as Africans.

A photo has emerged of naked women transacting business in a market in the Volta Region, then British Togoland, in the 1930's.

The Photo was first shared by a popular social media page and has since been shared by other platforms.

Some social media users have reacted with interesting comments.

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Back Volta Region, formerly British Togoland

British Togoland, officially the Mandate Territory of Togoland and later officially the Trust Territory of Togoland, was a territory in West Africa, under the administration of the United Kingdom.

It was effectively formed in 1916 by the splitting of the German protectorate of Togoland into two territories, French Togoland and British Togoland, during the First World War.

Initially, it was a League of Nations Class B mandate. In 1922, British Togoland was formally placed under British rule while French Togoland, now Togo, was placed under French rule.

Following the Second World War, the political status of British Togoland changed – it became a United Nations Trust Territory, although still administered by the United Kingdom.

During the decolonization of Africa, a plebiscite was organised in British Togoland in May 1956 to decide the future of the territory.

A majority of voters taking part voted to merge the territory with the neighbouring Gold Coast, a British Crown colony.

On 13 December 1956, the United Nations General Assembly passed General Assembly resolution 1044 on "The future of Togoland under British administration".

By that resolution, the UN acknowledged the outcome of the plebiscite held in the Territory which was a majority in favour of unity with Gold Coast. The resolution recommended that the United Kingdom effect the union of Togoland (British) with Gold Coast upon the independence of Gold Coast.

In a letter dated 6 March 1957 the United Kingdom Government informed the Secretary-General of the United Nations that with effect from midnight 6 March 1957, under the terms of the Ghana Independence Act 1956, the territories previously comprised in the Gold Coast became the independent State of Ghana and that under the same Act, the union of the former Trust Territory of Togoland under British administration with the independent State of Ghana took place from the same time and date.

British Togoland's capital was Ho, which presently serves as the capital of Volta Region

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