Item J-04867 - Portrait (full-length) of an unidentified Indigenous individual (older adult) seated taken at an unknown photographic studio.

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Portrait (full-length) of an unidentified Indigenous individual (older adult) seated taken at an unknown photographic studio.

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the subject of the photograph.
  • Attributions and conjectures: This photograph is attributed to an unknown photographer.

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  • [1862-1879] (Creation)

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1 glass plate negative : b&w

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Studio portrait taken at an unknown photographic studio, part of a number of portraits taken of Indigenous sitters in the 1860s and 1870s. The portrait (full-length) consists of an unidentified Indigenous individual (older adult) seated. It is a collodion glass plate negative (3.25 x 4.25 inches). The studio flooring (several woven mats), furniture (chair), other photographic apparatus (a standing head rest behind the sitter) and a view of the plain studio backdrop is visible. The sitters wear their hair long, has bear feet, and wears an ankle bracelet(s). A blanket wrapped is around their shoulders and waist (tied with a cloak pin) and the sitter appears to wear American/European clothes underneath. The individual is holding a staff or cane and the side of the chair. Both hand are visible. This image depicts a wider view of the portrait studio, revealing an alternative flooring (tiling or mats) underneath the first. This negative has not been manipulated.

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The negative is missing 2 pieces in the bottom corner and on one side of the object. It is also missing emulsion near the top and bottom edges of the portrait. Both conditions result in a loss of the visual information on the plate in those regions.

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Restriction: The format of this photograph J-04867 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.

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Accession number(s): 95-7328-3

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Archives code(s): HP094595

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Location: 000343-1022

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This photograph was originally located in BC Archives and Records Service manuscript container identified as: "Maynard Coll. Box 7.15. Indians" and "#92"

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  • Box: 000343-1022