Photographs - Ethnography

  • # 22465

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 22249

    LINDT, J.W. (John William) (1845-1926)

    Clarence River man holding didjeridu.

    [Circa 1873]. Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, manuscript sequence number ‘4’ in negative lower right; a strong print with good tonal range, small flaw in the negative upper right, but in fine condition; mounted and framed. One of the famous series of tableau portraits of Clarence Valley Aboriginal people taken by German-born photographer …

  • # 21665

    DICK, Thomas (1877-1927)

    Aborigines of the Hastings River district, NSW.

    [Sydney : Dick Collection, Australian Museum, c.1980]. Complete set of 14 large format (410 x 510 mm) black-and-white photographic prints taken from photographer Thomas Dick’s original 1920s negatives held in the Museum’s collection; Museum’s printed caption labels to versos of 12 of the 14 prints, preserving Dick’s own field notes; a fine complete set, as issued …

  • # 21868

    BOEHM'S TOILET SOAPS & PERFUMERIES

    Photographien aufgenommen und gesammelt von Gustav Boehm, Offenbach a. M., gelegentlich seiner Reise um die Welt 1899-1901. 1. Serie / Views taken and collected by Gustav Boehm … during his voyage around the World 1899-1901.

    Offenbach am Main : Gustav Boehm, [c.1901]. “1. Serie” [First series]. Original box, 210 x 100 x 25 mm, of thick card covered in maroon leather with gilt-stamped titles in German and English to lid (rubbed, a little worn at corners and edges), underside of hinged lid with pasted-down colour world map showing the ‘Route …

  • # 21318

    Anon.

    Photographs of British colonials and local Malays on Bukit Hitam rubber plantation, Selangor, Malaysia, circa 1910.

    Group of 21 gelatin silver photographs, most in format 80 x 100 mm (some 135 x 85 mm), mounted recto and verso of 3 album leaves removed from a disbound album; the album owner’s handwritren captions to pages, identifying a number of the people in the photographs (we know the compiler of the album was …

  • # 21594

    HEDLUND, Roy James; WEBB, L.R.

    Photograph album documenting the field-collecting of indigenous artefacts in New Guinea and the Solomons, 1962.

    Quarto size ring-bound album (290 x 240 mm), the cover inscribed ‘Hedlund and Webb / 1962’, containing 110 original black and white photographs, all in format 82 x 105 mm or 105 x 82 mm, documenting the field-collecting by Americans Roy James Hedlund and L.R. Webb of indigenous artefacts in New Guinea and the Solomon …

  • # 21228

    Photographer unknown.

    A Yoruba village watchman in tree. Jebba district, Northern Nigeria, circa 1910.

    Silver gelatin print photograph on card stock, 80 x 130 mm, tipped onto a page (165 x 125 mm) removed from a disbound traveller’s album, photographer’s inscription beneath image in ink: ‘Native Watchman. Shewing how he protects himself from wild animals during the night’; lengthier pencil inscription in the same hand to verso of print …

  • # 20088

    DUFTY, Francis Herbert (1846-1910)

    Photographic portrait of a Tokelau woman from the Line Islands, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso with imprint of ‘F.H. Dufty, Photographer, Levuka, Fiji’, and contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Tokalau [sic] Woman, Line Islands’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. Francis Herbert Dufty was an English-born photographer who arrived in Fiji in May 1871, having …

  • # 20562

    PAINE, John (1833-1908)

    Aboriginal women and children on a riverbank, New South Wales, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 105 mm (mount), verso wet stamped ‘J. Paine Photo. Sydney’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. English-born photographer John Paine established a photographic studio in the Sydney suburb of Waterloo in 1875, having previously lived and worked in the New England region …

  • # 20567

    PAINE, John (1833-1908)

    Studio portrait of an Aboriginal man with ritual scarification, possibly northern New South Wales, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm (mount), verso wet stamped ‘J. Paine Photo. Sydney’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. English-born photographer John Paine established a photographic studio in the Sydney suburb of Waterloo in 1875, having previously lived and worked in the New England region …

  • # 20781

    DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)

    A Kanak warrior posing with a bird-headed war club, New Caledonia, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 65 mm (mount); verso with contemporary inscription in ink: ‘”Kafaya”, son of a New Caledonian chief’; no photographer’s imprint; the albumen print in very good condition, with a couple of tiny marks on the left edge; the mount is clean and free from foxing. This photograph of …

  • # 20856

    WINTER, Alfred (1837-1911); WOOLLEY, Charles (1834-1922); (TRUGANINI) TRUGERNANNER (1812?-1876); WILLIAM LANNE (1835?-1869)

    Twin photographic portraits of Trugernanner (Truganini) and William Lanne, taken at Oyster Cove in 1866 by Charles Woolley.

    Two albumen print photographs, each approximately 150 x 100 mm (sheet), both blind stamped at lower left ‘A. Winter, Photo., Hobart Town’; laid down on their original mount of thick card, with respective captions in ink in the lower margin: ‘Trucanini, last of Tasmanians (a woman) / Billy or William Lannie – the last native …

  • # 20755

    Photographer unknown.

    Men posing with rambaramp (effigy figure), probably Malekula Island, New Hebrides, 1930s.

    Silver gelatin photograph printed on card stock, 140 x 88 mm; verso printed ‘Carte Postale’, not postally used; in fine condition. A scarce photographic image of a New Hebrides rambaramp figure in situ. ‘Rambaramp are memorial effigy figures created for men of the highest rank who participated in a hierarchical, grade-based society in south and central …

  • # 20637

    MOORE, R.P. (Robert Percy) (1881-1948)

    Panoramic photograph of a large Māori group at Whakarewarewa model village, Rotorua, New Zealand.

    [New Zealand : R.P. Moore, c.1925]. Hand coloured gelatin silver print photograph, 200 x 980 mm (approximate), in original glazed wooden frame, 210 x 1000 mm; the photographer’s title in negative (which in Moore’s panoramas generally appears at bottom centre) is either hidden by the frame or else was trimmed when the photograph was mounted; …

  • # 20351

    HUGHAN, Allan (1834-1883)

    Two photographs of Kanak people, New Caledonia, circa 1875

    I. Albumen print photograph, 155 x 210 mm, inscribed in the negative at bottom right ‘Hughan’, laid down on its original album page of thick card, the lower margin with contemporary caption in ink: ‘Indigènes de l’ile des Pins, Nlle. Calédonie’; the albumen print has slight loss of contrast, but is otherwise in very good condition. …

  • # 20095

    DUFTY, Francis Herbert (1846-1910) and DUFTY, Alfred

    Photographic portrait of a Solomon Islander, taken in Levuka, Fiji, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm, verso imprinted ‘Photo. by Dufty Bros., Victorian Studio, Levuka, Fiji’, and contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Solomon Islander’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A dramatic studio portrait of a Solomon Islands warrior posing with a wicker fighting shield and parrying …