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Object: Mataafa’s [sic] Soldiers

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Title Mataafa’s [sic] Soldiers
Production Andrew, Thomas (photographer), 1890-1910, Samoa
Medium summary black and white gelatin glass negative
Materials silver, photographic gelatin, sheet glass, photographic plates
Classification gelatin dry plate negatives, black-and-white negatives
Format whole plate (1/1)
Registration number C.001432
Group of soldiers (followers of Mata'ata Iosefo Laiufi), in dark trousers and tops and white socks and turbans, are standing on the grass in the sun holding weapons. A chief (possibly Mata'afa) is visible nearest the camera on the left, a group of onlookers, fales (traditional houses) and trees in sight in the background.

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