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photographic print / lantern slide

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,G.T.2075

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); lantern slide; group of four men and a boy standing in a village with thatched roof buildings; on the right is a thatched roof building on stilts; in the centre behind the men is a ceremonial shelter(?) between two palm trees, with a thatched roof covering held up by vertical logs of wood; the man standing on the far left is wearing a loin cloth, and a pipe tucked into a plant fibre arm ornament; the man standing, second from the left is carrying a plant fibre bag; stone wall partially visible in background; north west Malaita, Solomon Islands.
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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1906
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

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

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of glass
      • Inscription Content

        Melanesian Mission 59.
        Village of Foate. n w malaita
        solomons
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in ink on white label
  • Curator's comments

    Production: photographed by Beattie on a tour of the Melanesian Mission ship Southern Cross from Norfolk Island to Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in 1906.

    Bibliography: Beattie's 'Catalogue of a Series of Photographs Illustrating the Scenery and Peoples of the Islands in the South and Western Pacific' can be viewed at: www.anglicanhistory.org/oceania/beattie_catalogue1907.html (refer to the Beattie Photographic Series Number).

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  • Bibliography

    • Beattie 1909 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1990 (From a collection of about 900 photographs and 140 artefacts donated by the Melanesian Mission in 1991 while disposing of its collections and archives, then at Henley on Thames, facilitated by Ben Burt of the British Museum.)

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,G.T.2075

  • Additional IDs

    • 59 (series number)
Photograph (black and white); lantern slide; group of four men and a boy standing in a village with thatched roof buildings; on the right is a thatched roof building on stilts; in the centre behind the men is a ceremonial shelter(?) between two palm trees, with a thatched roof covering held up by vertical logs of wood; the man standing on the far left is wearing a loin cloth, and a pipe tucked into a plant fibre arm ornament; the man standing, second from the left is carrying a plant fibre bag; stone wall partially visible in background; north west Malaita, Solomon Islands.
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