B & W photograph

Registration number
32692
Item name
B & W photograph 
Category
Photograph
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Manus Province > Admiralty Islands > Manus Island
Map
Collector
Sir Raphael Cilento 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
Donated by Sir Raphael Cilento 
Dimensions
H: W: 35 mm L: 35 mm D: Circum:

Description

Black and white photograph depicting a baby held in a bilum (open weave bag) against a white background.

Research notes

"New Guinea 1933. Manus: Baby is carried thus and also hung under shady tree while mum works. The net bag is a bilum (Pidgin English)" [catalogue card note].

Mounted on board 290 x 190 mm.

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