photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); two women sitting with their backs to the camera, wearing a cloth skirt and a top, slightly raised to show their augud (totem) markings on their lower backs, the woman on the left has a circular (tabu) snake design; the woman on the right has a dugong (dangal) design; Mabuiag, Torres Strait Islands.
- Production date
- 1888 (18/9/1888 - 26/10/1888)
Height: 10.70 centimetres (image)
Height: 30.40 centimetres (mount)
Width: 14.20 centimetres (image)
Width: 25.30 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
This photograph is part of a series of photographs taken on Alfred Haddon's trip in the summer of 1888 to the Torres Straits Islands. Many of these images were taken back to the Torres Straits Islands as lantern slides, as part of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Strait 1898-1899. Dr McNab created a list of Haddon's 1888 photographs, giving captions and numbers to the photographs.
Related image: British Museum copy print of this image exists, with the Museum of Mankind photographic series number: MM027069
The Cambridge Museum own a photographic negative of this image, which has the accompanying captions "Totem (Augud) marks on the back of the two women. 50".
The description names the woman on the right as "Patagam", and the woman on the left as "Ado". Furthermore, the place is located as "Badu".
- Not on display
- Black marks.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 50 (Haddon photographic series number (1888))
Miscellaneous number: MM027069 (Museum of Mankind photographic series number)