Native of New Caledonia, circa 1882
carte de visitePHOTOGRAPHS
Hoare, S. (Mrs.)
New Caledonia; Société, Îles de la, Tahiti, Papeete
overall: 4-1/8 x 2-1/2 in.
Carte de visite, albumen print on white card; Native of New Caledonia, circa 1882 (see Manuscript Coll. 311); collected by Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899) during his travels as a shipmaster to the South Pacific; seated woman, visible scarification on chest, bare upper body, wearing a skirt; handwritten on back "Native of/ New Caledonia"; printed on back "S. HOARE,/ Photographer,/ PAPEETE,/ TAHITI."