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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B49.15

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); portrait of a girl standing in front of a western-style chair with plant foliage in the background; her hair is tied back and she wears a cloth wrap skirt with a beaded necklace; she holds feathers or a plant in her right hand; Polynesia.
    Platinum print

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1889-1890
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14.5 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 9.9 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 23.3 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 18.9 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        2-33
        G.N.653
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil & black ink
  • Curator's comments

    Related images: Oc,B42 through Oc,B55 all contain Joseph Jackson Lister donation images.
    The BM Pictorial Collection own a glass negative of this image; See Oc,G.N.1557.
    Exact image: Oc,B130.48

  • Condition

    Foxing on mount.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1928

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B49.15

  • Additional IDs

    • 2-33 (photographic series number)
    • G.N.653 (Old BM glass negative number)
    • Oc-G.N.-1557 (BM glass negative series number)
Photograph (black and white); portrait of a girl standing in front of a western-style chair and bush, with her hair tied back, and wearing a beaded necklace, a bark cloth wrap skirt, and holding a bunch of feathers(?); Polynesia.
Platinum print

Photograph (black and white); portrait of a girl standing in front of a western-style chair and bush, with her hair tied back, and wearing a beaded necklace, a bark cloth wrap skirt, and holding a bunch of feathers(?); Polynesia. Platinum print

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