Saami man

Saami man
Accession number: 
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Studio portrait of a Saami man, standing, wearing a distinctive hat.

Photographer: Jørgen Wickstrøm studio (Tromsø, Norway), labelled ‘J. Wickstrøm’
Date of photograph: Circa 1870s
Continent: Europe
Geographical area: Northern Europe
Country: Norway
Region/Place: Troms; Tromsø
Cultural group: European Saami
Format: Carte de visite
Size: 100 x 62 mm
Acquisition: Joan Evans. Donated August 1941


Primary documentation: ‘[p.588] Dr. JOAN EVANS, from the property of the late SIR ARTHUR EVANS, Youlbury, Boars Hill, Oxford. [List of items follows]’; ‘[p.590] 38 photographs, many coloured, of Lapp types, in box’: Pitt Rivers Museum accession records (Donations X, 1937–1941), pp.588, 590. Notes on mount: ‘J. WICKSTRØM/ TROMSØ’ (printed on mount card); ‘J. WICKSTRØM/ TROMSØ/ Pladen opbevares for Efterbestillinger’ (printed on reverse of mount card).

Research notes: This carte de visite has been identified as a photograph by Jørgen Wickstrøm, taken from the printed information on the reverse. Wickstrøm’s studio is described as being located in Tromsø.