photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); group of women and girls standing outside beside a palm tree, wearing cloth wraps, personal ornaments, and cloth headscarves; woman standing on the left is carrying a plant fibre basket on her head; several plant fibre baskets beside the central palm tree; a thatched roof structure partially visible in the foreground on the right; Nimbi, Solomon Islands.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 15.20 centimetres
Width: 20.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The BM Pictorial Collection owns an exact photographic print of this image; See Oc,B112.95.
This photograph was made by John Watt Beattie in 1906 on a tour of the Melanesian Mission ship Southern Cross through Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.
Beattie published a catalogue of Pacific Islands photographs and wrote a journal which provides additional information about many of them. These and other relevant papers are published by Project Canterbury at www.anglicanhistory.org/oceania/beattie.
When acquired by the British Museum, these photographs and the copy negatives made from them were catalogued in PicDoc93.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From a collection of about 900 photographs and 140 artefacts donated by the Melanesian Mission in 1991 while disposing of its collections and archives, then at Henley on Thames, facilitated by Ben Burt of the British Museum.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 409
Miscellaneous number: 426 (Beattie catalogue number)