lantern slide (photographic)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); lantern slide; a chief, Natei, posing outdoors; he has his hair limed, he wears ear ornaments, nose ornament, necklace, armbands, loin covering and leg bands; he is holding a bow in one hand, arrows in another; a stone wall behind him; Santa Cruz Island, Solomon Islands.
- Production date
Height: 8.20 centimetres
Width: 8.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Production: printed by Beattie per the inscription, but taken before the 1906 Southern Cross expedition, which is clear because the man pictured, Natei, died in 1897.
Accounts of Natei to be found in:
A Record of Fifty Years' Mission Work in the South Seas" By H. H. Montgomery, D.D.New York: E.S. Gorham, 1904; which can be accessed online through project canterbury: http://anglicanhistory.org/aus/melanesia/montgomery1904/pictures.html; accessed 01/09.
and "The Melanesians: Studies in their anthropology and Folk-lore", by R H Codrington, D.D.; 1891.
Related image: Oc,G.T.2278 is the same image.
- 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
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 54 (Beattie Series Number, lantern slide)