photographic print(black and white)
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Photograph (black and white); a view of the inside of a thatch-roofed men's club house (marea); with wood poles that have carved geometric/linear designs; Mou, Papua New Guinea.
Gelatin silver print
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Height: 10.50 centimetres (image)
Width: 7.50 centimetres (image)
- 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.
Bibiliography: for a similar image and account of a Marea in Mou, see: Seligman 1910 'The Melanesians of British New Guinea', p.225, plate XXV, with the caption 'A marea at Moü.'
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Cooke-Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904
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