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glass negative / photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,G.N.2354

  • Description

    Glass negative (black and white); portrait of a group of Plains Native North American man, seated and standing, all wearing cloth shirts, decorated leggings, warbonnets, shell neck ornaments and ear ornaments, their hair is in braids, some are holding feathers; Canada.
    Photographic process

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 20thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 10.7 centimetres
    • Width: 8.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Context: this image is B11/11 as described in the list in PicDoc 312, which states "Row of men standing wearing bonnets, two seated in front.”

  • Condition

    Digital copy: saturation and levels adjusted.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1982 (March)

  • 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.2354

Glass negative (black and white); portrait of a group of Native North American man, seated and standing, all wearing cloth shirts, decorated leggings, warbonnets, shell neck ornaments and ear ornaments, their hair is in braids, some are holding feathers; Canada.
Photographic process

Glass negative (black and white); portrait of a group of Native North American man, seated and standing, all wearing cloth shirts, decorated leggings, warbonnets, shell neck ornaments and ear ornaments, their hair is in braids, some are holding feathers; Canada. Photographic process

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