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Gems of British Columbia for the year 1885.
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1 glass plate negative : b&w
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A photograph of one of the completed Gems of British Columbia works by Hannah Maynard, part of a series of photocollages created in the 1880s and 1890s. It is a gelatin dry glass plate negative (6.5x8.5 inches). The image design includes a central diamond shape, surrounded by smaller diamonds and four circles located at the bottom half of the design. The smaller diamonds represent Gems from previous years. The portraits of children are included in all of the shapes. There are also at least two photo sculptures works, portraits of a girl standing, positioned at the top and bottom corners of the central diamond. This negative does appear to have been manipulated. Paper is adhered to the surface of the plate framing the photographic image, some of which is missing. Pinpricks around the edges of the paper add embellishment to the final design and the date information. The following dates composed of pinpricks are located on the paper mask adhered to the glass negative: 1881, 1882 and 1883. The following text is written on the plate at the bottom of the composition: Gems of British Columbia. Two tongs are visible, holding the framed work up to be photographed. It is attributed to being the Gem for 1885.
There is paper adhered to the surface of the negative. There is [ink] on the surface of the negative.
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Restriction: The format of this photograph J-04555 is a glass plate negative. Researchers should consult the online reference image or reference room copy prior to consulting the original. Please contact the BC Archives for details.
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This item is in the public domain.
Related Materials: For related prints (including original prints), see the BC Archives Photograph Collection (HP#093230, F-05054). Here includes a print with the following Maynard photographer's imprint "Mrs. R. Maynard" and "Victoria, B.C." and title "Gems of British Columbia" located on the front of the work.
Accession number(s): 95-7328-3
Archives code(s): HP093230
This photograph was originally located in BC Archives and Records Service manuscript container identified as: "Maynard Coll. Box 8.1 Schools & Children [B.C. Gems]" and "96"
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