Research on an early photograph album from Natal, South Africa

Dr Chris Morton
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14:30 - 15:30
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
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Entry via the Museum of Natural History.

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Gallery tours / talks
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This short talk presents research on a rare early photograph album from mid-1860s Natal, South Africa, which contains around 50 portraits of African subjects, with inscriptions by its owner, representing the first few years of studio output in Natal in the new affordable format of cartes-de-visite.

The talk will explore the album's contents and present some of the tantalising research findings that have emerged so far.

This talk is the first in our new series of Research Spotlights. Meet underneath the Star House Crest Pole (Haida Totem Pole) in the Museum Court