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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B126.31

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); portrait of a woman lying down on a plant fibre mat in front of a bark cloth(?) backdrop, leaning her head on a head rest, wearing a cloth garment with striped patterns around her waist, and a beaded necklace, with a plant fibre fan beside her; Fiji.
    Gelatin silver print

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  • Date

    • 20thC(mid)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 6.7 centimetres
    • Width: 11.3 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        6
      • Inscription Comment

        stamp
  • Curator's comments

    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.

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  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B126.31

  • Additional IDs

    • 6 (photographic series number)
Photograph (black and white); portrait of a woman lying down on a plant fibre mat in front of a bark cloth(?) backdrop, leaning her head on a head rest, wearing a cloth garment with striped patterns around her waist, and a beaded necklace, with a plant fibre fan beside her; Fiji.
Gelatin silver print

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