ADELAIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION
Photographic portrait of an Aboriginal man holding his hat. Adelaide, 1864-65.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm (mount); verso with imprinted ‘Photographed by Anson & Francis, Adelaide Photographic Institution, 97 Rundle Street’; the albumen print with a dark tonal range and a few light marks; the mount with mild foxing.
A fine full-length portrait of an unidentified Aboriginal man posing shirtless, but with European trousers, boots and hat, taken in the studio of the photographic firm of Henry Anson and William Augustus Francis.