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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,B36.15

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); a group of North American objects, including three clay combs, four tools used for decorating pots, and four other clay objects.
    Albumen print

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1880s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 9.6 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 14.5 centimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of image
      • Inscription Content

        23 22 21 20 18 17 16 15 14 13
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in ink
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        B/2981
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in ink
  • Curator's comments

    Acquisition/Associated name: This image is stored in a box labelled as "William Blackmore". There is no associated documentation to determine that the collection was acquired from the Blackmore Museum, Salisbury in 1932, at the same time as Blackmore albums within the BM Pictorial Collection.Related information: This image was found with a letter from Chas A Hirschfelder (Toronto Canada) to A W Franks, sent in June 1881. The letter states that the object in this image belongs to the collection of Hirschfelder, and the numbering on the images are for identification purposes should Franks want any information on the objects.
    The letter can be found in the PicDoc for this image.

    The collection of Charles A Hirschfelder is now in the Canadian Museum of Civilisation.

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  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired by A W Franks in 1881. BM acquisition date not known.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am,B36.15

  • Additional IDs

    • 23 22 21 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 (Hirschfelder series number)
    • B/2981 (Old BM collection number)
Photograph (black and white); a group of North American objects, including three clay combs, four tools used for decorating pots, and four other clay objects.
Albumen print

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