Item #25100 "Numea"/New Caledonia & "S. S. Island," albumen photographs.
"Numea"/New Caledonia & "S. S. Island," albumen photographs.

"Numea"/New Caledonia & "S. S. Island," albumen photographs.

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, "Numea," a bird's eye view of the French colonial town, 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".

On the verso, "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".

Album sheet, thick stock, 11 3/4 x 9 1/4", browned, chipped at corners and one edge. Very good condition. Item #25100

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