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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B34.21

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); a man with scarification on one arm, a comb in his hair, wearing armlets and necklaces, a pipe is hooked through one armlet, he is standing in front of a wooden structure; Alu, Solomon Islands.
            Albumen print

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1886
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14.8 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 10.6 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 16.4 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 10.8 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        Shortland I (good type) Sol: Is: (C.M.Woodford)
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pen
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of image
      • Inscription Content

        2
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        Solomon Isls
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    This image is printed in Woodford, C M 'A Naturalist Among the Head-Hunters' 1890 plate 2, with the caption NATIVE OF ALU, SHORTLAND ISLAND. BM photographic unit copy of this image exists, numbers Oc,CB75.11 and Oc,CB34.21.
    This image can also be found in Oc,B75.11

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B34.21

  • Additional IDs

    • 2
Photograph (black and white); a man with scarification on one arm, a comb in his hair, wearing armlets and necklaces, a pipe is hooked through one armlet, he is standing in front of a wooden structure; Alu, Solomon Islands.
		Albumen print

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