Easter Island Natives, circa 1882
carte de visitePHOTOGRAPHS
Hoare, S. (Mrs.)
Société, Îles de la, Tahiti, Papeete; Chile, Valparaiso, Easter Island
overall: 4-1/8 x 2-1/2 in.
Carte de visite, albumen print on white card; Easter Island Natives, circa 1882 (see Manuscript Coll. 311); collected by Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899) during his travels as a shipmaster to the South Pacific; most likely acquired while in the South Pacific (Tahiti), shows three males attempting to start a fire with wood, kneeling on floor, wearing traditionally western style clothing; handwritten on back "Easter Island/ Natives/ kindling a fire by/ rubbing wood"; printed on back "MRS. S. HOARE,/ Photographer,/ PAPEETE,/ TAHITI."