[Polynesian Man Holding An Object, Possibly A Block Of Ice]
[Polynesian Man Holding An Object, Possibly A Block Of Ice]
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[Polynesian Man Holding An Object, Possibly A Block Of Ice]

c1875. Albumen paper photograph, carte-de-visite format, 9.8 x 5.7cm. Slight indentations, laid down on original backing.

The man is shown holding a rectangular object, which is barely visible against a rough backdrop. Judging from his stance and his facial expression, the object has some weight to it and feels unfamiliar, as ice would. This image was most likely taken by British-born Charles Burton Hoare or his wife Sophia Hoare, who set up a photographic studio in Papeete, Tahiti, and spent the 1870s travelling around Polynesia. Ref: Wiki; Keith Giles, “Charles Burton Hoare (1833–c1879), a Mancunian in Paradise”, Auckland Council.

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Item #CL199-35

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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