The Eastern Window
Photograph of a group men and women from the Cook islands. Note the bottles and glasses which suggests that the use of alcohol is common.  Ca. 1875-80.

Titled in ink on the mount below the photograph "Hation (?) Archipel de Cook" and in pencil at the reverse as well.

Original albumen carte de visite photograph by Mrs. Hoare, Papeete, Tahiti.

Size ab. 105 x 63 mm / 4,1 x 2,4 inches (card).
Mounted on photographers cardboard with identification at the reverse.

Condition is - apart from some discoloring and a mild stain at front and a few mild spots/stains at reverse - very good.

Original is slightly brighter toned.

Price Euro 550
a group men and women from the Cook islands - alcohol - Mrs. S. Hoare