# 28794

[Various photographers]

Six studio portraits of Māori men and women, 1870s.

$2,700.00 AUD

[New Zealand : various studios, between 1870 and 1880]. Group of 6 (six) albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, all trimmed to 82 x 55 mm and laid down on their original nineteenth-century album page, 225 x 275 mm; no photographers’ imprints visible (but likely to have been taken by at least one of Thomas Price, Foy Bros., Elizabeth Pulman or Samuel Carnell); contemporary caption to mount in ink at centre ‘New Zealand Warriors’; most are strong prints with good detail, including of the tā moko on four of the subjects; scattered spotting, but confined mostly to the mount.