photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of a woman posed lying down on plant fibre mats in front of plant leaves, wearing a plant fibre skirt, a bikini top, and flower personal ornaments; Polynesia.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 6.70 centimetres
Width: 11.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Related image: Oc,B126.22 through to Oc,B126.24 depict the same woman posing in front of plant leaves, as if dancing to the Hula. See also Oc,B126.66 and Oc,B126.67 where the same woman is standing next to another woman.
It is believed that the images in Oc,B126 have all been collected by an as yet unidentified individual who photographed some of the images/view him or herself. The collection depicts scenes in Fiji and Tonga during the mid 20th Century (around the 1950's), where he or she was either visiting or working. Images photographed in Tonga, in 1951, depict the preparations and the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the Treaty between Great Britain and Tonga.
Inscriptions on some of the images note that the individual was an artist or had a passion for drawing. Furthermore, several of the images have unidentified initials inscribed on the back.
- Not on display
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 61 (photographic series number)