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Photograph (black and white); a child wearing a ceremonial costumes of a plant fibre skirt, a plant fibre necklace, plant fibre leg ornaments, and holding a small wooden spear, and a plaited plant fibre fan, and with his face painted; behind the child is a wooden spear leaning against a thatched roof building, with plants planted in front of the building; a group of women and children are watching; Fiji.
Gelatin silver print
- Photographed in: Fiji
- Height: 6.65 centimetres
- Width: 11.5 centimetres
Inscription Positionback of image
It is believed that the images in Oc,B126 have all been collected by an as yet unidentified individual who photographed some of the images/view him or herself. The collection depicts scenes in Fiji and Tonga during the mid 20th Century (around the 1950's), where he or she was either visiting or working. Images photographed in Tonga, in 1951, depict the preparations and the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the Treaty between Great Britain and Tonga.
Inscriptions on some of the images note that the individual was an artist or had a passion for drawing. Furthermore, several of the images have unidentified initials inscribed on the back.
- Associated with: Fiji
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- 3 (photographic series number)
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Object reference number: EPF101918
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