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Rev D.L. Francis

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,A5.177

  • Title (series)

    • Rev D.L. Francis
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); a young girl standing outside, carrying a large cloth(?) fabric fan on a large wooden stick; Tavalavala, Vanuatu.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1935-1940
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 9.7 centimetres
    • Width: 7 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        235
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    The child in this photograph is also visible in Oc,A5.176 and Oc,CA5.76 (MM034216-27)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1992

  • Acquisition notes

    Collection of photographs acquired for the Museum of Mankind in 1992 by Ben Burt, as a gift from the executors of Rev. Francis' estate. The collection is comprised of 3 albums, and 1 box: Oc-A4 (stored in a ring binder folder and also in a box, additionally labelled with the registration number Oc-A4, containing large photographs) Oc-A5 (stored in a ring binder folder) Oc-A6 (stored in a ring binder folder) A box of large photographic prints, additionally labelled with the registration number Oc-A5 and Oc-A6 Oc-B104 (stored in a ring binder box).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,A5.177

  • Additional IDs

    • 235
Photograph (black and white); a young girl standing outisde, carrying a large feather fan on a large wooden stick; Ambae, Vanuatu.
Gelatin silver print

Photograph (black and white); a young girl standing outisde, carrying a large feather fan on a large wooden stick; Ambae, Vanuatu. Gelatin silver print

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