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photographic print / album

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,A55.73

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; profile portrait of a man seated on the ground, wearing a comb in his hair and a neck ornament; Amaroe-meer, West Papua.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1935-1937
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 11.3 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 8.2 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 23.4 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 33 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        E. Amaroe Papua
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pen onto the album page
  • Curator's comments

    Related information: This photograph was part of a donation comprising of one box and two albums of photographs. The entire collection is spread between Oc,B133, Oc,A54 and Oc,A55.

    Related image: this image can also be seen in Oc,A54.57Related information: T U Todd was a shell geologist employed by the Netherlands New Guinea Petroleum Company. He worked out of the office in Babo, West Papua, between 1935-1950. His wife donated a series of photographs collected and possibly taken by him, to the British Museum in 1982. The Tropenmuseum hold a collection of photographs taken in West Papua, during the late 1930s/ early 1940s, donated by the Netherlands New Guinea Petroleum Company. The people and places in the Tropenmuseum photographs appear in many of the photographs in the Todd collection, often obviously taken within moments of one another. The Tropenmuseum also hold two photographs of T U Todd with his colleagues.

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  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1982

  • Acquisition notes

    Mrs Joanna Todd and her nephew Mr Richard Todd donated one box of photographs and two albums of photographs, taken by Mrs Todd's husband in Dutch New Guinea 1935-1937.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,A55.73

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