lantern slide (photographic)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); lantern slide; two men standing in front of a thatch-roofed house in a forested area; they wear ear ornaments; one wears a kapkap (neck pendant); arm bands and loin coverings; Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands.
- Production date
- 1906 (?)
Height: 8.20 centimetres
Width: 8.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Production: most likely from a photographed by Beattie on a tour of the Melanesian Mission ship Southern Cross from Norfolk Island to Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in 1906.
Bibliography: Beattie's 'Catalogue of a Series of Photographs Illustrating the Scenery and Peoples of the Islands in the South and Western Pacific' can be viewed at: www.anglicanhistory.org/oceania/beattie_catalogue1907.html (refer to the Beattie Photographic Series Number).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1990 (From a collection of about 900 photographs and 140 artefacts donated by the Melanesian Mission in 1991 while disposing of its collections and archives, then at Henley on Thames, facilitated by Ben Burt of the British Museum.)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number