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Photograph (black and white); 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: 14.8 centimetres (image)
- Width: 10 centimetres (image)
- Height: 23.4 centimetres (mount)
- Width: 19 centimetres (mount)
Inscription Positionback of mount
Inscription Commentblack ink, 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.
Acid burn on back of mount from print mounted on the front; spotting all over print, likely due to original chemical processing.
- Associated with: Pago Pago (?)
- (Oceania,Polynesia,American Samoa,Tutuila,Pago Pago)
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- 5-22 (photographic series number)
- Oc-G.N.-1635 (BM glass negative number)
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Object reference number: EPF101706
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