photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); five men, some wearing neck ornaments, head ornaments, loin cloths, one wearing a shirt, in front of a thatched building on stilts that has bags on posts; people in the background; Redscar Bay, Papua New Guinea.
- Production date
Height: 14.90 centimetres (image)
Height: 18.10 centimetres (mount)
Width: 20.40 centimetres (image)
Width: 22.90 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
- BM photographic unit copy of this image exists, numbers Oc,CB19.6.
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.
- Not on display
- mount warped, yellowing, fading.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 37