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Tanner Bros. Ltd. photographs of Maori, circa 1906-1925

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Creator:
Tanner Bros. Ltd
New Zealand Tourism Dept
Collector:
Egberts, William H
Physical description:
5 photographic postcards
Culture:
Maori (New Zealand people)
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
New Zealand
Date:
circa 1906-1925
Notes:
The Tanner Brothers were Wellington-based photographers who published photo books and black & white and glossy postcards from 1906-1925. They are best known for their "Maoriland Series." Their cards were printed in Saxony, England.
William H. Egberts was a preparator in the United States National Museum Department of Anthropology from 1913-1939.
Summary:
Photographic postcards relating to Maori made by the New England Tourist Department. They include portraits of four Maori men with face markings and one image of two Maori rubbing noses as a form of greeting ("te hongi"). The photographs are possibly from Tanner Brothers Photographic Series and were collected and notated by William H. Egberts.
Cite as:
Photo lot 81-6, Tanner Bros. Ltd. photographs of Maori, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Tourism
Local number:
NAA Photo Lot 81-6
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

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