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J M Booth

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B136.283

  • Title (series)

    • J M Booth
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); view of a canoe in an expanse of water, with pearl shell decoration and a canoe prow figure head on the end of the canoe, tree covered land is in the background; Solomon Islands
    Gelatin silver print

  • Date

    • 20thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 11.2 centimetres
    • Width: 8.8 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        92
      • Inscription Comment

        stamped in ink
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front
      • Inscription Content

        Head of war
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten underneath the original image
  • Curator's comments

    Related information: This photograph was found in a photograph sleeve, which was placed in a larger box with cigarette tins and other photograph sleeves. The cigarette tins and other photograph sleeves contain photographs from Asia, Africa and Europe.

    The photograph sleeve contains the following information:
    ILFORD FILMS
    Every camera is the better for an ILFORD FILM DAYLIGHT EXPOSURE GUIDE for SELOCHROME PAN and FP3
    Lens apertures for 1/50 second exposuire
    Type of subject Sunshine blue sky Slightly overcast Dull Very dull
    Landscapes, buildings, distant figures or groups of people Close-ups of people or groups of people
    f/16 f/11 f/8 f/5-6 f/11 f/8 f/5-6 f/4
    For HP3 use 1/100 second with above apertures
    BIGGER and BETTER
    That's how your pictures look when you have ENLARGEMENTS made IT'S WORTH IT Ask for details and order them NOW!
    ILFORD FILMS V MELANESIARelated information: this image is a copy print.Related image: this image can also be found in Oc,G.T.2613

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    This box is part of a collection from Oceania, the Americas, Europe and Asia by Booth, consisting of 6 albums, three in Oceania and three in Asia, and a number of loose prints, likewise, from both Oceania, the Americas, Europe and Asia

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B136.283

  • Additional IDs

    • 92
Photograph (black and white); view of a canoe in an expanse of water, with pearl shell decoration and a canoe prow figure head on the end of the canoe, tree covered land is in the background; Solomon Islands
Gelatin silver print

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