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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B117.47

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); view of a beach covered in trees and an expanse of water, with a canoe on the water, a group of women wearing western-style clothing are walking in a line through the trees carrying baskets and cloth on their heads; a man wearing western-style clothing and carrying a baby is holding an umbrella to the left of the women; a man wearing western-style clothing, and a boy wearing a loin cloth are to the right of the women; Honggo, Solomon Islands.
    Gelatin silver print

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1906
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 10.5 centimetres
    • Width: 14.1 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        A XI Going to confirmation at Halavo from Honggo 230
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    This photograph was made by John Watt Beattie in 1906 on a tour of the Melanesian Mission ship Southern Cross through Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.
    Beattie published a catalogue of Pacific Islands photographs and wrote a journal which provides additional information about many of them. These and other relevant papers are published by Project Canterbury at www.anglicanhistory.org/oceania/beattie.
    When acquired by the British Museum, these photographs and the copy negatives made from them were catalogued in PicDoc93.

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  • Bibliography

    • Beattie 1909 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    Foxing on the back of the image.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1990

  • Acquisition notes

    From a collection of about 900 photographs and 140 artefacts donated by the Melanesian Mission in 1991 while disposing of its collections and archives, then at Henley on Thames, facilitated by Ben Burt of the British Museum.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B117.47

  • Additional IDs

    • 230
    • 283x (Beattie catalogue number)
Photograph (black and white); view of a beach covered in trees and an expanse of water, with a canoe on the water, a group of women wearing western-style clothing are walking in a line through the trees carrying baskets and cloth on their heads; a man wearing western-style clothing and carrying a baby is holding an umbrella to the left of the women; a man wearing western-style clothing, and a boy wearing a loin cloth are to the right of the women; Honggo, Solomon Islands.
Gelatin silver print

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