Saami woman

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

Studio portrait of a Saami woman, standing, wearing a distinctive hat (ládjogahpir).

Photographer: Jørgen Wickstrøm studio (Tromsø, Norway)
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: 102 x 60 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.

Research notes: This carte de visite, otherwise unattributed, has been identified by Philip Grover as a photograph by Jørgen Wickstrøm, the attribution being made by comparison with 1941.8.57, which has the same painted backdrop. Wickstrøm’s studio is described as being located in Tromsø.