Ca. 1895. 24 original mounted gelatin silver photographs, Including 8 large ones each ca. 19x 24cm (7.5x9.5 in) and 16 smaller ones each ca. 11x 17cm (5x6.5 in) all captioned in English in manuscript black ink below images on mounts. Overall a very good collection of interesting strong photos.
Rare collection of large vernacular views from less documented places on the Islands of Moorea, Raiatea, Tahiti in French Polynesia. The present historically interesting photos of French Polynesia include images from the Island of Tahiti: Pension Lorina (with proprietors), Papeete; Faa (with native boy in front of hut); View of Moorea from Faa; Hut in Paea (with locals outside a large native hut); Fautaua Avenue; Locals in Fautaua Valley; Fautaua Waterfall; Pont Bourgoin, (Fashoda Bridge) Fautaua; Locals scraping coconuts, Locals in front of native oven; Locals drying copra; Large gathering of locals singing Himene, July 14th (Bastille Day); Maraa Grotto; Tautira River (with native canoe); Tautira Road; Locals in a pandanus - Tautira. Moorea: Haapiti with locals(2); Locals fish spearing; (Portrait) Maata + Titi, Moorea.
Raiatea: Village; Locals carrying wild bananas; Vanilla plant; Locals climbing coconut palm.
Overall an historically interesting collection showing unusual views and documenting the native people and their daily activities on the islands of Moorea, Raiatea, Tahiti after the end of the Leewards War were local resistance to French rule had been pacified after France annexed and made the islands a colony in 1888.
Price: $3,250.00 USD
Status: On Hold