Item J-04840 - 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 photographic negative is attributed to Frederick Dally.

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  • [ca.1862-1890] (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; American/European clothes are visible underneath. Their hands are visible and are crossed, placed above their lap holding the blanket in place. Their gaze is directly facing the camera. This negative has been manipulated (e.g. the backdrop has been removed (scratched out) and painted overtop so only the sitter is visible).

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

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Restriction: The format of this photograph J-04840 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 #HP020351/G-03768 “Collection of portraits of native people of different tribes” for an alternate print of this negative. This studio portrait is cropped and the caption in a presentation poster attributed to Dally is handwritten as the following: "Quamichan Indian. V.I." The portrait is also featured in another Dally attributed presentation poster G-04610/HP020350 described as "Collection of portraits of native people of different tribes" and the caption in this poster is handwritten as the following: "Cowichan Indian Vancouver Island" (see HP094483).

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 volume 4 page 96 in MS-3100.4, accession 198509-001). The following is the handwritten caption that accompanies this portrait: "Quamichan Indian." Another portrait that appears to feature this sitter is cropped and included on another page of the album containing Frederick Dally prints (see volume 4 page 97 in MS-3100.4, accession 198509-001). The following is the handwritten caption that accompanies this portrait: "Comiaken Indian. Vancouver Island." (see HP094483).

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Accession number(s): 95-7328-3

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Archives code(s): HP094476

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This sitter appears to be featured other studio portraits within the Dally portfolio (see HP#094483).

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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