Photograph (black and white); portrait of a Tongan young woman living in Fiji, wearing a plant fibre and cloth wrap, a beaded necklace, with her hair styled into tobe (plaited ringlets) and holding a ceremonial paddle and a plant fibre fan; Oceania.
Gelatin silver print
- Photographed in: Oceania
- Height: 20 centimetres (image)
- Width: 14.5 centimetres (image)
- Height: 24 centimetres (mount)
- Width: 19 centimetres (mount)
Inscription Positionfront of mount
Inscription ContentFehoko a Tongan girl living in Fiji
Inscription Commenthandwritten iini pencil
Inscription Positionback of mount
Inscription Commenthandwritten in pencil
Related images: Oc,B42 through Oc,B55 all contain Joseph Jackson Lister donation images.
The inscription on the back of this mount reads "G.N.646" which has been rubbed out., and does not seem to correlate with the description of the negative in the PicDoc.
The BM owns a glass negative of this image: G.N.1550(?) in the Pictorial Collection.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- G.N.1550(?) (BM glass negative series number)
- G.N.646 (Old BM glass negative series number)
- MM034280/1-2 (BM photographic copy print)
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Object reference number: EPF101310
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