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Rev D.L. Francis

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • Rev D.L. Francis
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); view of a ship with one funnel out at sea; Melanesia.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1926-1933
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7.7 centimetres
    • Width: 10.35 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Condition

    This image has been stuck to paper, using double-sided(?) adhesive tape

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • 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


  • Additional IDs

    • 258
Photograph (black and white); view of a ship with one funnel out at sea; Melanesia.
Gelatin silver print



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