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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B132.15

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); profile portrait of an Indigenous Australian man, seated out of doors, he has a large ear plug in his right ear lobe; Cape York, Australia.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 19thC(late)-20thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 9.6 centimetres
    • Width: 11.7 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        2114 12
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front
      • Inscription Content

        114 (reversed)
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pen onto the original negative
  • Curator's comments

    Related information: The photographs in Oc,B132 were donated with a handwritten ethnography of Queensland Aborigines by W E Roth. The ethnography gives descriptions of the photographs in B132 and it appears that the photographs were once stuck onto the pages of the ethnographic accounts. The handwritten ethnographies and photographs were used in a series of bulletins written by Roth on North Queensland Ethnography. These printed bulletins, the photographs and the glass negatives of the photographs are all owned by the Australian Museum, who gained the material when Roth sold his collection to the museum.

    Related image: BM photographic unit copy of this image exists, Oc,CB132-15

    Related image: This image can be seen in Roth, W.E. 1901.'North Queensland Ethnography', plate IX

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  • Condition

    Glue residue in four points on the back of the image.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B132.15

  • Additional IDs

    • 12
    • 2114
Photograph (black and white); profile portrait of an Indigenous Australian man, seated out of doors, he has a large ear plug in his right ear lobe; Cape York, Australia.
Gelatin silver print

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