1880. Two large impressive photographs laid down on a thick album page, and captioned in a period hand, in ink below the image.
The first, titled "S. S. Island" showing a large thatched roof native dwelling with a man in western attire standing outside, set in a very dramatic jungle and mountainous landscape, likely Tahiti. 9 1/2 x 7 1/4".
On the verso, a bird's eye view of the French colonial town titled "Numea" (New Caledonia), showing the town and major buildings (military prison), and the harbor with tall masted ships, in the distance. 10 1/2 x 8 3/4".
Album sheet, thick stock, 11 3/4 x 9 1/4", browned, chipped at corners and one edge. Very good condition. Item #25100