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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B52.13

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); a group of men and women, wearing tops made of plant material and wraps made of bark cloth, performing a laka laka dance in front of a crowd of people, the crowd are seated on the ground and are wearing western-style clothing; trees are in the background; Tonga.
    Gelatin silver print

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  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1889-1890
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 14.8 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 11.4 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 18.9 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 23.3 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        3-31
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pen
  • Curator's comments

    Related images: Oc,B42 through Oc,B55 all contain Joseph Jackson Lister donation images.
    The BM Pictorial Collection owns a glass negative of this image: Oc,G.N.1695.Related images: Oc,B-52-13, Oc,B50.25, Oc,B130.77, Oc,B130.78 and Oc,G.N.1694 depict the same scene.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1928

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B52.13

  • Additional IDs

    • 3-31 (photographic series number)
    • Oc-G.N.-1695 (BM glass negative series number)
Photograph (black and white); a group of men and women, wearing feather cloaks and cloth wraps, performing a dance in front of a crowd of people, the crowd are seated on the ground and are wearing western-style clothing; trees are in the background; Polynesia.
Gelatin silver print

Photograph (black and white); a group of men and women, wearing feather cloaks and cloth wraps, performing a dance in front of a crowd of people, the crowd are seated on the ground and are wearing western-style clothing; trees are in the background; Polynesia. Gelatin silver print

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