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postcard / photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B102.23

  • Description

    Postcard printed with a photograph (black and white); photograph of thirteen young Elema men outdoors wearing eharo masks; they also wear plant fibre shoulder coverings and cloth wraps, as well as having thier bodies painted; grass and hills behind them; Purari Delta; Papua New Guinea.

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1900-1930
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.7 centimetres
    • Width: 14 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        POST CARD
        CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS ONLY KODAK AUSTRAL
      • Inscription Comment

        printed on back
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        British New Guinea
      • Inscription Comment

        pencil, handwritten
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front and back
      • Inscription Content

        Gibson Photo
        Port Moresby
      • Inscription Comment

        blind stamp
  • Curator's comments

    Related image: images Oc,102.14 - 21 feature the same people and masks.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Index card with acquisition note states: "26 NEW GUINEA POSTCARDS purchasd from mr A. H. Barton [….] P.T.O No information except that they were acquired by the lender's uncle (his father's brother) in New Guinea, between 1932 - 36. D.C. Starzecka 5/3/77"

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B102.23

Postcard; thirteen young men outdoors wearing eharo masks; they also wear plant fibre shoulder coverings and cloth wraps, as well as having thier bodies painted; grass and hills behind them; Purari Delta; Papua New Guinea.

Postcard; thirteen young men outdoors wearing eharo masks; they also wear plant fibre shoulder coverings and cloth wraps, as well as having thier bodies painted; grass and hills behind them; Purari Delta; Papua New Guinea.

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