Tanner Bros. Ltd. photographs of Maori, circa 1906-1925
Tanner Bros. Ltd
New Zealand Tourism Dept
Egberts, William H
5 photographic postcards
Maori (New Zealand people)
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.
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.
Photo lot 81-6, Tanner Bros. Ltd. photographs of Maori, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution