Metadata for RCSPC-Y309A-022 (RCS Y309A/22)

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Identifier: RCSPC-Y309A-022
Creator: Unknown
Title: Feather money, brought to Forrest's house at Nelua. Price of girl bought as teacher's wife
Description: 204 x 151 mm. A view showing Mr. A.E.C. Forrest, a European lay worker, standing among locals who carry large coils of feather money. Montgomery wrote: 'These bush people...are also, I believe, the weavers of the only money currently in Santa Cruz - the famous 'feather money' made in coils, with a groundwork of some fibre, and clothed with a covering of red feathers taken from the breast of a little bird. Nowhere else is this money known; and most strange fact of all, I am assured by Mr. Forrest that this money has only come into existence during the last thirty years (Montgomery, H.H (1896), 'The light of Melanesia'. London: SPCK, p.126). The photograph is also used as an illustration in Montgomery's 'The light of Melanesia'. Possible photographers include: Montgomery, Henry Hutchinson, 1847-1932, Bishop of Tasmania; Brittain, Arthur, fl 1892, clergyman; Welchman, Henry, fl 1890-1899, clergyman.
Date created from: 1892
Date created to: 1892
Coverage spatial: Melanesia (Oceania)
Source: RCS Y309A/22
Is part of: RCS Photograph Collection, Y309A.
DCMIType: Image
Medium: image/jpeg
Extent: 209KB
Dimension X: 800
Dimension Y: 595
Dimension units: Pixels
Resolution: 72 dpi
Bit depth: 24 bit
Colour space: Adobe RGB 1998
Compression type: JPEG
Compression ratio: Quality 9
Camera body: Mamiya RB
Camera back: Leaf Valeo 11 Digital
Lighting: 1000w Bowens Flash Heads
Lens: Mamiya 50mm f/4.5 Wide Angle Lens
ISO: 25
Aperture: F/16
ShutterSpeed: 1/125
Digitised by: SM. Photography Department. Cambridge University Library.
Publisher: Royal Commonwealth Society Library. Cambridge University Library. University of Cambridge.
Rights: Copyright Cambridge University Library.
Date Digitised: 2003-11-14