photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); men, women and children in an area that is prepared for a ceremony (spear feast?); with the erection of yam columns (yams stacked on each other and bounded by wood posts to form a column); the women wear plant fibre skirts and the men wear variously necklaces, belts and one man wears a cloth wrap around his waist; Hula, Papua New Guinea
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 8 centimetres (image)
Height: 8 centimetres (mount)
Width: 10.20 centimetres (image)
Width: 10.20 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
This photograph is from a collection of images taken during the Cooke-Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904.
The collection has no acquisition details, but was found with a number of papers, letters and language term lists seemingly connected to C. G. Seligman, which have been created into an EthDoc. Several hair specimens were also found amongst the letters.
A number of the photographs in the collection were found in brown ‘G.B.K’ envelopes. The envelopes have a variety of handwritten numbers (in red ink, black ink, pencil, and/or blue pencil) which are believed to refer to a BM inventory number (given at an unknown date presumably after the collection came to the BM), as well as some descriptive notes which locate where the images were photographed.
Related images: Oc,B121.118 through 119 were both in the same envelope and relate to the same scene.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Cooke-Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 2130 (BM inventory number)