Item J-04865 - Portrait (full-length) of two unidentified Indigenous individuals (seated and standing) taken at a photographic studio attributed to Mrs. R. Maynards Photographic Gallery.

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Portrait (full-length) of two unidentified Indigenous individuals (seated and standing) taken at a photographic studio attributed to Mrs. R. Maynards Photographic Gallery.

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

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  • [1865-1872] (Creation)

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1 glass plate negative : b&w

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Studio portrait taken at a photographic studio attributed to Mrs. R. Maynards Photographic Gallery, part of a number of portraits taken of Indigenous sitters in the 1860s and 1870s. The portrait (full-length) consists of two unidentified Indigenous individuals (one young adult, one older individual) seated and standing. It is a collodion glass plate negative (3.25 x 4.25 inches). The studio flooring (geometric pattern tiling - x pattern), furniture (chair) and a view of the scenic studio backdrop (window and balcony scene) is visible. The sitters wear their hair long. Both individuals have blankets wrapped around their shoulders and appear to wear American/European clothes underneath. Both sitters have one hand visible, have bare feet and are both looking forward. One sitter has their arm placed on the arm of the other individual. The bracelets on the one of the sitter's arms does not appear to show any engraved designs. This image depicts a wider view of the portrait studio, revealing an alternative flooring underneath the first (wood flooring). This negative has not been manipulated.

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The negative is missing emulsion near the top and bottom edges of the portrait, resulting in a loss of the visual information on the plate in that region.

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Restriction: The format of this photograph J-04865 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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The BC Archives Photograph Collection holds a modern copy print for this photograph (see HP094593). The Maynard family collection (PR-1259) contains photograph albums with other Maynard studio portraits that feature the use of the same studio flooring as the one featured in this image. For an example, see HP093387/F-05973 for a studio portrait depicting Hannah Maynard with child in MS-3364.

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Accession number(s): 95-7328-3

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Archives code(s): HP094593

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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