Marqusian (Marquesian) Tattooed, circa 1882
carte de visitePHOTOGRAPHS
Hoare, S. (Mrs.)
French Polynesia, Marquises, Îles; Société, Îles de la, Tahiti, Papeete
overall: 4-1/8 x 2-1/2 in.
Carte de visite, albumen print mounted on white card; Marqusian (Marquesian) Tattooed, circa 1882 (see Manuscript Coll. 311); collected by Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899) during his travels as a shipmaster to the South Pacific; profile view of Marquesian male, exposing part of shoulder (tattoos here are unseen), visible facial tattoos (usually depict tribal affiliation); handwritten on back "Marqusian/ Tattooed"; printed on back "MRS. S. HOARE,/ Photographer,/ PAPEETE,/ TAHITI".