Maori woman from Hawkes Bay district
- [Between 1870 and 1880]
Carte de visite portrait of a Maori woman from the Hawkes Bay district, wearing a korowai (tag cloak), taken, probably in the 1870s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier. Possibly a wife of Te Kooti.
Dated from Carnell's use of the wet collodion process early in his career.
Another portrait of this woman, probably taken at the same sitting, is at 1/4-022204-G
A portrait taken on another occasion is at 1/4-022167. This negative bears the inscription "One Te Kutis wives".
A carte de visite print from this negative is contained in an album formerly belonging to Jasper Lucas Herrick (1833-1890). On the album page the image is identified as Hene Whatanga, while on the back of the carte is inscribed Hene Whatangi (or Wharangi).
Inscriptions: Marginal notes on negative - top centre - One of Te Kutes [indecipherable]; Marginal notes on negative - centre left - [indecipherable]
The person depicted in this photograph was identified in the Facial Recognition project results as a likely match to the person depicted in photographs 1/4-022204-G and 1/4-022167-G.
The subject's moko has been accentuated with greasepaint.
Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).
Physical Description: Wet collodion plate glass negative 4.25 x 3.25 inches
Processing information: The photograph described in this record was included in a Library Facial Recognition project conducted in 2018. The project used an open source Python algorithm and verification by staff to find facial matches across a dataset of digitised carte-de-visite photographs held by the Library.
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- Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives / Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives
- 1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Wet collodion negatives, Wet collodion plate glass negative 4.25 x 3.25 inches, Orientation: Vertical image
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