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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,A31.24

  • Description

    Photograph (colour), Tonga / Polynesia; two women wearing western-style dresses and holding handbags standing in a clearing, one of the women is wearing a woven mat around her waist and is carrying an umbrella; a group of men wearing western-style clothing are standing in the background; a bus is also in the background, with a woman and child wearing western-style clothing, standing next to the bus; Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
    Gelatin silver print

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 6th September 1978
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30.4 centimetres
    • Width: 20.3 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        1978 Tonga 5
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in black ink
  • Curator's comments

    PicDoc 247 notes that this photograph was taken at Nuku'alofa.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2000

  • Acquisition notes

    Katesa Schlosser donated a collection of forty seven albums of photographs from Africa and the Pacific in the 1990s and 2000. This album was donated in 2000.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,A31.24

  • Additional IDs

    • 5 (Photographic series number)
Photograph (colour), Tonga / Polynesia; two women wearing western-style dresses and holding handbags standing in a clearing, one of the women is wearing a woven mat around her waist and is carrying an umbrella; a group of men wearing western-style clothing are standing in the background; a bus is also in the background, with a woman and child wearing western-style clothing, standing next to the bus; Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
Gelatin silver print

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