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Title: Marquesan Chief Tattoed, circa 1882

Accession Number: 2005.34.59
Type: cabinet photograph
Maker: Hoare, C.B.
Place: French Polynesia, Marquises, Îles; Société, Îles de la, Tahiti, Papeete
Date: circa 1882
Materials: paper
Description: Cabinet photograph, albumen print; Marquesan Chief Tattooed, circa 1882 (see Manuscript Coll. 311); collected by Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899) during his travels as a shipmaster to the South Pacific; photograph of an original drawing, said to depict an portrait of a tattooed Marquesan chief (though, some facial markings look as though he could be an Australian Aborigine); printed on front "Mapiau - Cahuku."; handwritten on back "Marquisian/ Chief Tattooed"; printed on back "C. B. Hoare,/ Photographer,/ Papeete,/ Tahiti."

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