Photographs - Ethnography

  • # 24765

    Photographer / Publisher unknown.

    Album of Snowy and Broadrib Rivers, Croajingolong.

    [Victoria, Australia] : s.n., [1889?]. [Title from front cover]. Nineteenth century photograph album. Quarto (245 x 205 mm), original olive-green cloth over boards, the upper board with title and decorative border printed in gold (rubbed and stained), containing [32] albumen print photographs in identical 100 x 150 mm format, mounted in pairs on [9] leaves …

  • # 27013

    [HOARE, Sophia, photographer]; HODGES, William, 1744-1797 (artist); BERNARD, Robert, 1734-1777 (engraver)

    [COOK] Photograph of an eighteenth-century engraving of Marquesan artefacts.

    Papeete, Tahiti : Mrs. Sophia Hoare, [between 1880 and 1889]. Albumen print photograph of a copperplate engraving, 182 x 132 mm; unmounted; verso with the wet stamp of ‘Mrs. S. Hoare, Photographer, Papeete, Tahiti’; in good condition with an expected amount of very light creasing. Title: Ornemens et Armes de l’Isle des Marquises. Engraved by Robert …

  • # 26934

    KING-SMITH, Leah (1957 - )

    Barak

    Type C photograph. 1020 x 1020 cm (image), in a black timber frame with Perspex by Chapman & Bailey. Number 3 from the first printing of the Patterns of connection series of 1991, printed in an unknown edition, the photographs not signed nor numbered, as issued. A second printing was completed in 2001 in an edition …

  • # 26945

    KING-SMITH, Leah (1957 - )

    King Billy

    Type C photograph. 1020 x 1020 cm (image), in a black timber frame with Perspex by Chapman & Bailey. Number 5 from the first printing of the Patterns of connection series of 1991, printed in an unknown edition, the photographs not signed nor numbered, as issued. A second printing was completed in 2001 in an edition …

  • # 26999

    [HOARE, Sophia, photographer]; HODGES, William, 1744-1797 (artist); BERNARD, Robert, 1734-1777 (engraver)

    [COOK] Photograph of an eighteenth-century engraving of Māori artefacts.

    Papeete, Tahiti : Mrs. Sophia Hoare, [between 1880 and 1889]. Albumen print photograph of a copperplate engraving, 180 x 130 mm; unmounted; verso with the wet stamp of ‘Mrs. S. Hoare, Photographer, Papeete, Tahiti’; in good condition with an expected amount of very light creasing. Title: Ouvrages des Insulaires de la Nlle. Zélande. Engraved by Robert …

  • # 25915

    [HOARE, Sophia, photographer]; HODGES, William, 1744-1797 (artist); WEBBER, John, 1752-1793 (artist); BERNARD, Robert, 1734-1777 (engraver)

    [COOK] Four nineteenth-century photographs of eighteenth-century engravings of Tahitian subjects.

    Papeete, Tahiti : Mrs. Sophia Hoare, [between 1880 and 1889]. Four albumen print photographs of copperplate engravings, 130 x 203 mm (1. and 2.) / 167 x 130 mm (3.) / 110 x 210 mm (4.); unmounted; versos all with the wet stamp of ‘Mrs. S. Hoare, Photographer, Papeete, Tahiti’; (1.) and (2.) with mild …

  • # 26939

    HOARE, Sophia (Mrs.); YOUNG, James Lyle (1849-1929), collector (attributed)

    Masked dance. Atiu, Cook Islands, circa 1885.

    Albumen print, 135 x 193 mm, verso wet stamped ‘Mrs. S. Hoare, Photographer, Papeete, Tahiti’; unmounted, loss at bottom left corner and some wear along the left edge, otherwise a very strong print with rich tonal range. Provenance: Found loose at the rear of an album of photographs of Tahiti, the Marquesas and Cook Islands …

  • # 26940

    SPITZ Charles Georges (1857-1894); YOUNG, James Lyle (1849-1929), collector (attributed)

    Atiu gathering. Cook Islands, circa 1885.

    Albumen print, 170 x 215 mm, verso wet stamped ‘G. Spitz, Papeete, Tahiti, Photographie Instantanée’, and with pencilled captions in two different hands: ‘Atiu gathering (Cook Islands)’ and, probably slightly earlier in date than the larger caption, ‘The Himare [?] of the Atiu (Cook Islands)’; unmounted, loss at bottom corners, 50 mm vertical tear running …

  • # 26941

    Photographer unknown.

    Mission house. Rarotonga, Cook Islands, circa 1890.

    Albumen print, 190 x 235 mm, laid down on a nineteenth-century album page with slightly later caption in ink beneath the image ‘Mission House Raratonga [sic] 1890 (?)’; tiny amount of loss at top left corner, mild wrinkling, otherwise an unfaded print with nice tones.

  • # 26763

    PULMAN'S PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO (attributed)

    Pomare.

    [Circa 1880]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount), manuscript caption in negative ‘Pomare’; no photographer’s imprint (verso blank); fine condition. The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa provides the following catalogue entry for a companion portrait of the same sitter, which was published by Pulman’s Photographic Studio in Auckland. …

  • # 26737

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal group on the shores of Lake Tyers (Bung Yarnda), Gippsland, Victoria. Circa 1886.

    Albumen print photograph, 145 x 200 mm, laid down on its original mount with printed caption label at bottom margin: ‘Natives on Caligurnie Bay. In the centre of the women on the log may be seen the oldest woman on the settlement, “Kitty”.’; the albumen print is in very good condition with a few mild toning …

  • # 26780

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginal group on a pastoral station, Western Australia, circa 1890.

    Albumen print photograph, 155 x 200 mm, laid down on its original board mount (175 x 230 mm); no photographer’s imprint; verso with roughly contemporary caption in pencil ‘Australian Aboriginals’; a strong print with great clarity and detail; the mount is clean and stable. [Together with] Chromolithographic postcard of the same image, with printed caption …

  • # 26490

    WRIGGLESWORTH & BINNS; CARNELL, Samuel

    Portraits of Māori lawyer Airini Donnelly and her daughter, Maud. Wellington and Napier, circa 1885.

    I. Portrait of Airini Donnelly. Silver albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 117 mm, recto and verso with imprint of Wrigglesworth & Binns, Wellington; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. II. Portrait of Maud Donnelly. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm (mount), recto and …

  • # 26761

    Photographer unknown.

    Tawa’s dogs, Bosun and Rocket.

    [New Zealand : s.n., circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 60 x 75 mm (mount 64 x 104 mm), recto of mount with identifying captions in pencil at left and right margins: ‘Boson’ [sic] and ‘Rocket’, respectively; verso inscribed in pencil ‘Tawa’s dogs’; the print is in good condition, with a couple of …

  • # 26188

    Photographer unknown.

    Uncle Billie James, in native costume in Australia. / Killed by natives at Torres Strait.

    [Title from inscriptions verso]. Circa 1880. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), 56 x 48 mm (oval vignette); no photographer’s imprint; verso with two late-nineteenth century inscriptions by family members, the first in ink: ‘Uncle Bille James, in native costume in Australia’, and below it another in pencil in …

  • # 26500

    Portrait of a young Māori woman.

    [Circa 1875]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount); no photographer’s imprint (verso blank); both the print and mount are in fine condition. A striking, beautifully composed studio portrait of an unidentified Māori woman. Provenance: from a family photograph album compiled by a female member of the family of John …