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glass negative / photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,G.N.2270

  • Description

    Glass negative (black and white); a photograph of a cutting from a newspaper or magazine of a Blackfoot (?) man posing in front of a tipi on a reserve; he wears a wide brimmed felt hat, his hair in braids, earrings, choker, shell necklaces, bandolier with metal or mirror decorations, ermine and other fur decoration on his neck, metal arm and wrist bands, cloth shirt, decorated leggings and beaded moccasins; he holds a woven wool blanket; Canada.
    Photographic process

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  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 19thC(late) (original photograph)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 10.7 centimetres
    • Width: 8.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        image
      • Inscription Content

        Un élegant Indien des Réserves
      • Inscription Comment

        Inscribed on original image.
  • Curator's comments

    Context: this image is B4/11 as described in the list in PicDoc 312, which states "‘Un elegant Indien des Reserves'.”

  • Condition

    Digital copy: saturation and levels adjusted.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1982

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased lot 93 from Phillips Auction house at their photographic auction on Wednesday March 17th 1982 at 12 noon. The auction catalogue entry for lot 93 reads: "93 North American Indians, one hundred and sixty-eight glass negatives, showing tribes and their environment, many taken from books and newspapers, but some original, fifty-five family plates including London street scenes, early 1900's good condition (£30-50)." These glass negative came with a list with the title "Glass negatives purchased at Phillips 1982". The plates of London street scenes were transferred to the Museum of London in September 1982. For the documentation related to the sale see PicDoc312.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am,G.N.2270

Glass negative (black and white); a photograph of a cutting from a newspaper or magazine of a Blackfoot (?) man posing in front of a tipi on a reserve; he wears a wide brimmed felt hat, his hair in braids, earrings, choker, shell necklaces, bandolier with metal or mirror decorations, ermine and other fur decoration on his neck, metal arm and wrist bands, cloth shirt, decorated leggings and beaded moccasins; he holds a woven wool blanket; Canada.
Photographic process

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