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J M Booth

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • J M Booth
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); view of the deck of the M V Tuscan Star, with rigging and machinery; the ship is on an expanse of water; New Zealand.
            Gelatin silver print

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1930s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 12.3 centimetres
    • Height: 8.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

        4 16C f4 40 C
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

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

    The cigarette tin contains the following information:
    the side of the tin reads, '50 CRAVEN A CORK - TIPPED MADE BY CARRERAS LTD, (EST 1788) LONDON, ENGLAND.' and has 'N.Z. The Bluff. M.V. Tuscan Star.' written onto a label.
    the inside of the tin reads, 'Made specially to prevent sore throats. CRAVEN "A" CORK-TIPPED VIRGINIA Are made from the finest imported matured Virginia Tobacco guaranteed pure and absolutely free from adulteration of any kind MADE BY CARRERAS LIMITED, ARCADIA WORKS, LONDON, NW.1 ENGLANDS LARGEST INDEPENDENT HIGH-CLASS CIGARETTE MANUFACTURERS

    This particular photograph was found in a black sleeve inside the cigarette tin, with the information 'M.V. Tuscan Star Priestly & Dr Butterfield'


  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • 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


  • Additional IDs

    • 16C
    • 4
    • 40
    • f6
Photograph (black and white); view of the deck of the M V Tuscan Star, with rigging and machinery; the ship is on an expanse of water; New Zealand.
		Gelatin silver print



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