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  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); a boat on which Nora Sandwith was sailing, with men visible fore; Viti Levu, Fiji.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1951
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 6.5 centimetres
    • Width: 9.1 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Comment

        Blue and black ink, stamped.
  • Curator's comments

    Related collections: This group of photographs relates to other photographs and works of art donated by Noelle Sandwith (See Oc,B135, Oc,A60, among others).

    Related information: This photograph was originally in a photo album, with a sticker, whose inscription reads: " Our boat rams another as we sail around Fiji."


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  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    A collection of photographs and works of art, received by the British Museum as a gift from the artist herself (Picdoc 168 and Eth doc 1054).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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Photograph (black and white); a boat on which Nora Sandwith was sailing, with men visible fore; Viti Levu, Fiji.
Gelatin silver print



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