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glass negative / photographic print

  • Object type

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  • Description

    Glass negative (black and white); seven carved wooden rapa (dance paddles) from Easter Island.
    Photographic process

  • Date

    • 20thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 12 centimetres
    • Height: 16.4 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Related information: This glass negative was found in a wooden box. A label on the lid of the box reads Oceanic/American glass negs (21) H.P., and another label reads Easter Islands. The image was placed in a number slot in the box and is number 18.

  • Condition

    Digital copy: saturation and levels adjusted.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


Glass negative (black and white); seven carved wooden rapa (dance paddles) from Easter Island.
Photographic process



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Object reference number: EPF109467

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