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Fijian man-eaters 1871 Description: Ra Bian, centre with possibly Ko Ratu Masi Moa and Ki Na Bose Yaco
Place made: Philadelphia, United States of America
Creation Notes: [ Ko Ratu Masi Moa / Ki Na Bose Yaco / Ra Bian, the dwarf / Otavah Ra Bian died in Pennsylvania in May, 1872." . They were performers at the Midway of the Philadelphia Centennial exhibition 1876] but the middle man had died in 1872. They may have been photographed in Fiji when an agent was recruiting performers.
Materials & Technique: photographs, albumen prints, albumen silver photograph

Dimensions: printed image 25.4 h x 20.4 w cm
Accession No: NGA 2006.477