photographic print / cabinet card
Photograph (black and white); cabinet card; a man standing on the deck of a boat or ship; he wears a wreath of plant material in his hair, a necklace made of seeds and a bark cloth wrap around his waist; he has one hand on some ship's apparatus, and has a fly whisk in the other hand; Samoa (?).
- Photographed in: Samoa (?)
- Height: 13.9 centimetres (image)
- Width: 8.2 centimetres (image)
- Height: 16.5 centimetres (mount)
- Width: 12.2 centimetres (mount)
Inscription Positionback of mount
Inscription ContentGN 731
Inscription Commentpencil, handwritten
Related images: Oc,B42 through Oc,B55 all contain Joseph Jackson Lister donation images. The glass negative for this image is in the BM Pictorial Collection: Oc,G.N.1635.
The man in this image is believed to be Samoan, from Pago Pago as indicated by the inscription in Oc,G.N.1756. Furthermore, it is unclear whether the man's name is Naonao (indicated in inscription Oc,G.N.1756) or whether this refers to the Samoan meaning: to feel for, as for fishes in holes, by introducing the arm.
The same man appears to be in Oc,B43.8, Oc,B46.9, Oc,B46.15, Oc,B51.17, Oc,B51.18, Oc,B53.20, Oc,B130.133, Oc,B130.171, Oc,B130.190.
Foxing on mount and image.
- Associated with: Pago Pago
- (Oceania,Polynesia,American Samoa,Tutuila,Pago Pago)
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- GN 731 (old glass negative number)
- Oc-G.N.-1635 (BM glass negative number)
Photograph (black and white); cabinet card; a man standing on what appears to be a boat or wisp; he; he wears a wreath of plant fibre in his hair, a necklace; and bark cloth wrap; he holds a whisk in one hand; Tonga (?). Albumen print
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Object reference number: EPF101464
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