Photographic postcards relating to Maori people made by the New England Tourist Department. They include portraits of four Maori men with face markings and one image of two Maori people 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.
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.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 81-6
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Reports by Egberts can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Department of Anthropology Annual Reports and the Personnel Files.
Additional photographs of Maori people and artifacts can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8 and Photo Lot 97.
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