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[Maori and Pacific Islander portraits, ca. 1879-1900] / album owned by David Scott Mitchell
Full title: [Maori and Pacific Islander portraits, ca. 1879-1900] / album owned by David Scott Mitchell
Author/creator: Davis, John, d. 1893, Price, Thomas E, active 1875-1900, Spitz, Charles Georges.
Date: ca. 1879-1900.
Call Numbers: PXB 1315
Record Identifier: nQR2Ozd1
Formats: Pictures, Photographs
Contents: 1 album (30 carte de visite photoprints) - 13.7 x 10 x 6 cm.
Nos. 1-22. consist mainly of individual portraits, with some couples represented (being women with children and two women together).
Nos. 11 and 17. The sitters are dressed in European clothes.
No. 23 has an inscription on the reverse that is difficult to decipher, that possibly reads "Varanau owned by Mah..."
No. 30 has a piece missing from the surface of the photograph.
According to information from the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington, New Zealand, Thomas E. Price operated a photographic studio in Masterton from 1879-1900. John Davis was a photographer who worked in Apia, Samoa from the 1880's until his death in 1893. Photographs are dated from this period.
Some photographs bear pin holes, indicating they were previously stored or displayed in another location from the album.
The album is unable to be closed as the volume has expanded.
"D.S.M" initials on front endpaper.
Digital order no:Album ID : 1248703