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Drayton, Joseph fl 1840s :Club dance. Feejee / [drawn by] J Drayton eng[raved] by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch. [Philadelphia, 1849]

Reference Number: A-282-003

Dance being performed by some hundred Fijians, bearing a variety of clubs, while in the centre of the gathering a Fijian "clown" performs, watched by American sailors, in Fijian village, surrounded by coconut palms and one banana palm, with tall hills in background. The dance was held in honour of the United States Exploring Expedition at Levuka.

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1 image, categorised under Landscapes, Engravings and Ethnographic images, related to Charles Wilkes, Joseph Drayton, Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, United States Exploring Expedition, Levuka, Seafarers, Dwellings - Fiji, Dance - Fiji, Material culture - Fiji, Bananas and Coconut palm.

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Drayton, Joseph fl 1840s :Club dance. Feejee / [drawn by] J Drayton eng[raved] by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch. [Philadelphia, 1849], Reference Number A-282-003 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Engraving, hand-coloured 119 x 177 mm on sheet 175 x 277 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: This performance took place in 1840. Details were not published until 1849

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-000070)

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