photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); group of seated women, wearing plant fibre skirts, some wearing neck ornaments, with woven baskets; one man and four children to the side of the group; five thatched buildings on stilts; Kalo, Papua New Guinea.
- Production date
Height: 14.60 centimetres (image)
Height: 18 centimetres (mount)
Width: 20.30 centimetres (image)
Width: 22.70 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
BM photographic unit copy of this image exists, numbers Oc,CB19.36.
This image was taken by Johannes Lindt on the 1885 British expedition of annexation led by Sir Peter Scratchley. Lindt was official photographer for the expedition. The image was then collected by Reverend James Chalmers of the London Missionary Society, who established a mission post in Suau, Papua New Guinea in 1887. The number and caption on the image correspond to Chalmers own collecting system.
For more information see:
Gidley, M. 1992. Representing Others: white views of indigenous peoples.
Related image: related images printed in: Lindt, J W.; "Picturesque New Guinea : With an historical introduction and supplementary chapters on the manners and customs of the Papuans : accompanied with fifty full-page autotype illustrations from negatives of portraits from life and groups and landscapes from nature "; 1887; Longmans, Green and Co.
- Not on display
- mount warped, yellowing, fading, foxing.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 18
Miscellaneous number: 76