Studio portrait of an adult female in front of a backdrop. Full length, standing in profile, wearing skirt, velvet [?] top, cloth head-gear, scarf [?]. Holding an umbrella. Albumen print.
- 1875-1895 (?)
- Made in: Cape Town
- (Africa,South Africa,Western Cape,Cape Town)
- Length: 14.5 centimetres (q)
- Width: 9.9 centimetres (q)
Inscription ContentFront flyleaf: "British Museum. Dept. of Ethnography. South Africa. Zulu = Swazi: etc." [note in ink]; "From collection of the late E. T. McCarthy Esq., Purchased 1942. Photographs date from about 1880-1890?" [note in pencil]. Page Title: "Cape Town" [note in ink on ablbum card]. Original Description: "Malay-Lady" [note in ink on album card].
Cataloguer's comments: Album contains 90 photographs by various photographers. Main themes of album: Views of Cape Town, Johanesburg and Pretoria, of Kimberley diamond mines, of scenes in Transvaal and Natal, and studio portraits. Circumstances: [MCC-] PIC DOC 03.
Album has broken covers, pages are fragile and some are breaking at the edges.
Copyright: British Museum.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EPF621
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