Item J-04839 - Studio portrait (mid-length) of an unidentified Indigenous individual seated and taken at a photographic studio attributed to Frederick Dally.

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Studio portrait (mid-length) of an unidentified Indigenous individual seated and taken at a photographic studio attributed to Frederick Dally.

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  • Attributions and conjectures: This photograph is attributed to Frederick Dally.

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  • [1866-1870] (Creation)

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1 glass plate negative : b&w

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Studio portrait (mid-length) of an unidentified Indigenous individual seated and taken at a photographic studio attributed to Frederick Dally. It is a collodion glass plate negative. The sitter has a blanket draped around their shoulders, held by a pin; American/European clothes are visible underneath. Their gaze and posture is facing away from front of the camera. This negative has been manipulated (e.g. the backdrop has been removed).

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There is [paint] on the surface of the negative.

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Restriction: The format of this photograph J-04839 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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For materials relating to alternative print versions of photographic works by Frederick Dally, see the BC Archives Photograph Collection. See G-04610/HP020350 described as "Collection of portraits of native people of different tribes.” This studio portrait is cropped and featured in this presentation poster attributed to Dally. The following is the handwritten caption that accompanies this portrait on the poster: "Cowichan Ind[ian] Vancouver Island." For related portraits that appears to feature this sitter, and are featured in another presentation poster attributed to Dally, see #HP020351/G-03768 described as “A collection of portraits of native people from different tribes.” The following is the handwritten caption that accompanies this portrait on the poster: "Quamichan Indian. V.I." (see HP094476)

For Indigenous studio portraits created by early Anglo-European photographer Frederick Dally and associated photographic albums, see PR-1380 - Frederick Dally fonds. This studio portrait is cropped and featured in an album containing Frederick Dally prints (see accession 198509-001, MS-3100, album/volume 4, page 97.) The caption in album/volume 4 is handwritten as the following: "Comiaken Indian. Vancouver Island." For related portraits that appears to feature this sitter, see another album containing Frederick Dally prints (see volume 4 page 96 in MS-3100.4, accession 198509-001). The following is the handwritten caption that accompanies this portrait: "Quamichan Indian."

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Accession number(s): 95-7328-3

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Archives code(s): HP094483

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This sitter appears to be featured other studio portraits within the Dally portfolio (see #HP094476).

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This photograph was originally located in BC Archives and Records Service manuscript container identified as: "Maynard Coll. Box 7.19. Indians - Indian portraits. #23 plates" and "#95"

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  • Box: 000343-1023