An albumen print showing a groups of Australian Aboriginal children.
Attributed to John William Lindt (1845-1926).
According to his biography on Luminous Lindt:
Lindt was a ‘German-born photographer who arrived in Australia ca. 1862 and joined the firm of Wagner in Grafton, New South Wales. Wagner specialized in aboriginal scenarios in artificial studio settings. In 1876 Lindt moved to Melbourne, Victoria and set up his own studio. In 1885 he was appointed the position of official photographer to a New Guinea Expedition. In 1889 he visited Fiji and in 1892 he photographed in the New Hebrides. Lindt’s ethnographic studies of the native peoples of the region are among the most important produced in the 19th century.
The print measures 5.2” by 3.9” `(133 mm by 99 mm) and is mounted on a slightly larger section of cut-down album page.
|Back to list...