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  • Description

    Postcard printed with a photograph (black and white); Two men in climbing gear, wearing hats, goggles, jackets, jumpers, trouser socks and boots, with ice picks, at a pass in the Onslow Glacier; Onslow Glacier, New Zealand.

  • Date

    • 1900 (circa)
  • Production place

    • Printed in: Onslow Glacier term details
    • (Oceania,Polynesia,New Zealand,South Island,Canterbury (New Zealand),Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park,Onslow Glacier)
  • Materials

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14 centimetres
    • Width: 9.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        front of postcard
      • Inscription Content

        "A Breather" on the Onslow Glacier. F T. Series No. 169
        (Ice Walls).
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        back of postcard
      • Inscription Content

        New Zeland Post Card
        (Carte Postale.)
        The address only to be written on this side.
        Printed in Saxony
      • Inscription Comment

        Black ink, printed
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  • Acquisition notes

    46 photographs from New Zealand, mostly Maoris, dating from the period 1860-1920. Most are in carte de visite and postcard format, and are portraits. They were purchased by the donor c 1985-2005 usually individually at book ad photograph fairs, and elsewhere in and around London.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 169 (photographer's series number)
Postcard (black and white); a line of Maori men outdoors performing a haka (dance) wearing piupiu (flax skirts); New Zealand.

Postcard (black and white); a line of Maori men outdoors performing a haka (dance) wearing piupiu (flax skirts); New Zealand. Printed

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