Photographs - Ethnography

  • # 28162

    SPITZ, Charles Georges (1857-1894)

    Studio portrait of a tattooed Marquesan dancer.

    [Circa 1887]. Albumen print photograph, 200 x 140 mm, unmounted; verso with fully contemporary caption in pencil: Marquesan dancer; a strong print with rich tonal range and excellent clarity and contrast; the print is in very good condition, with the tiniest of nicks at two of the corners and some insignificant light creasing to the …

  • # 27611

    Photographer and maker unknown.

    Re-treatment plant at Kalgoorlie, Western Australian goldfields. Circa 1900.

    [s.l., s.n., circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, with original manuscript caption label ‘Kalgurli (sic) Retreatment Plant’; in very good condition.

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 26769

    Photographer unknown.

    Man holding a boomerang and spears, posed with taxidermy specimens of native Australian animals.

    [Queensland or New South Wales : s.n., between 1890 and 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, uncaptioned; one edge lacking the original black paper border, otherwise in fine condition.

  • # 26266

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

    An important album with photographs of Tahiti, the Marquesas, the Tuamotus and Cook Islands, collected in Papeete in the 1880s by Pacific Islands trader James Lyle Young.

    Late nineteenth-century album, folio (370 x 280 mm), red cloth boards decorated in blind (boards heavily rubbed and scuffed, hinges split), containing 90 (ninety) albumen prints, including 83 views and portraits taken in Tahiti, the Marquesas and the Tuamotus by Charles Spitz, Sophia (or Susan) Hoare and Charles Burton Hoare, three with Cook Islands subjects …

  • # 25732

    J. & O. H. KERCHAVAL

    Wedding of Henry McRae and Lizzie Hamilton at Coranderrk Reserve, near Healesville, 25 August 1909.

    Silver gelatin photograph printed on card stock, 87 x 138 mm, titled in manuscript in negative ‘McWrae [sic] Hamilton Wedding Coranderrk / Healesville’; verso with photographer/publishers’ imprint ‘J. & O. H. Kercheval, Healesville’ and Kodak Austral box, with handwritten message by a resident of “Carinya, Healesville” containing a racist comment about the wedding party in …