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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B35.7

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); two men and a group of children sitting on the ground outside, wearing personal ornaments; one boy holding a fan; thatched roof building in background, with a woman and more children trying to look at the photographer; Tikopia, Solomon Islands.
    Gelatin silver print

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  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 20thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 11.1 centimetres
    • Width: 15.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        II
        632
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        Tikopia
        Group of Children [crossed out]
        "What is the white man doing?2
        21a/b[crossed out]
        4 1/4"->[crossed out]
        4"x3"
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in black ink and pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        22/4[?]/11
      • Inscription Comment

        printed text: handwritten in pencil (on label)
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        Log Dec /29
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in blue pencil
  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B35.7

Photograph (black and white); two men and a group of children sitting on the ground outside, wearing personal ornaments; one boy holding a fan; thatched roof building in background, with a woman and more children trying to look at the photographer; Tikopia, Solomon Islands.
Gelatin silver print

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