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carte-de-visite / photographic print / album

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,A3.47

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; carte de visite; portrait of a man in front of a neutral backdrop; he has body scarification and a wood staff leans on one of his shoulders; Australia.
    Albumen print

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1870s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.8 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 5.3 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 10.1 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 6.3 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        Australia
        Dr Berini
      • Inscription Comment

        Pencil, handwritten.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        C. DAMMANN HAMBURG
      • Inscription Comment

        Red ink, printed.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Language

        German
      • Inscription Content

        C. Dammann,
        Photograph. Artistiche Anstalt,
        Hamburg,
        Grosle Johannistrasse No 4.
        Die Originalplatte wird
        Zur nachbestellung aufbewahrt.
      • Inscription Translation

        C Dammann,
        Photographic artistic Institute
        Grosle Johannistrasse No 4.
        Copies from the original are only available through order.
      • Inscription Comment

        Red ink, printed.
  • Curator's comments

    From an album of 176 photographs in carte-de-visite format, by various photographers, including Lindt, Damman, Pulman and others, depicting depicting peoples of the Pacific, as well as Africa, Asia and South America..

  • Bibliography

    • Damman 1875 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,A3.47

  • Additional IDs

    • MM 023911 (Museum of Mankind Number)
Photograph (black and white); carte de visite; portrait of a man in front of a neutral backdrop; he has body scarification and a wood staff leans on one of his shoulders; Australia.
Albumen print

Photograph (black and white); carte de visite; portrait of a man in front of a neutral backdrop; he has body scarification and a wood staff leans on one of his shoulders; Australia. Albumen print

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