photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
- Series: Sir Ronald Garvey
Photograph (black and white); group of young men dancing wearing a ceremonial costumes of a feather headdress, plant leaves wrapped across his chest, and a cloth wrap skirt; group of spectators sitting on the ground behind them, in front of a thatched roof building; Malaita, Solomon Islands.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 12.70 centimetres
Width: 17.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Context: PicDoc260: "Malaita Boys Dancing" this inscription comes from the original print/negative.
Related image: Oc,A61.37 through to Oc,A61.41.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- A collection of photographs by Sir Ronald Garvey. The images mostly depict the Solomon Islands where he served as a District Officer from 1926-1932.
Lady Patricia Garvey (Sir Ronald Garvey's widow) enabled the British Museum to make photographic copy prints from original photographs and negatives. The collection was housed in albums and/or kept as loose prints or negatives. PicDoc 260 annotates whether the image was copied from an album, a lose print, or from a negative. It also annotates all the original inscriptions found accompanying with the photographic prints and/or the albums.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: GARVEY 39 (BM photographic series number)
Miscellaneous number: MM034290/02 (Museum of Mankind photographic series number)