lantern slide (photographic)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); lantern slide; a group of men posing outdoors for the purpose of performing a dance; many have their hair limed; they wear, variously, ear ornaments, nose ornaments, necklaces (including kapkaps), armbands, loin coverings and leg bands; they all hold bows and arrows; there is one man standing prominently in front who also wears a headdress; Solomon Islands (?).
- Production date
Height: 8.20 centimetres
Width: 8.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Production: possibly 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.
Related image: Oc,G.T.2291 is the same image.
- Not on display
- only one piece glass bearing the emulsion, completely unsealed
- 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
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