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photographic print / lantern slide

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,G.T.2618

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); lantern slide; two Solomon Islands clam shell discs, with geometric designs and beadwork; with a Solomon Islands comb, made from slivers of wood and plaited fibre.
    Photographic process

  • Date

    • 20thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.2 centimetres
    • Width: 8.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Related information: This lantern slide was found housed in a wooden box. A handwritten label stuck to the box reads:
    AUSTRALIA, HAWAII, EASTER ISLAND, SOLOMON IDS, AFRICA LANTERN SLIDES (42) H.P.
    In the box it was given the number 24 and the caption Solomon Ids Museum specimens
    Related image: this image can also be found in Oc,B33.10

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  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,G.T.2618

Photograph (black and white); lantern slide; two Solomon Islands clam shell discs, with geometric designs and beadwork; with a Solomon Islands comb, made from slivers of wood and plaited fibre.
Photographic process

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