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Portraits and skull studies of the people of the Philippines by Joseph Montano, 1880

MS. 23051 photogr. 88 / 1

Thirty-six photographic portraits of indigenous Filipino people, by Joseph Montano. Nine studies of human skulls. Intended as studies of different ethnic groups. Accompanied by a French manuscript by Montano. Contains images of human remains.


  • Creation: 1880


47 items

Language of Materials

  • French

Conditions Governing Access

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Content Warning: This material contains images of human remains.


MS. 23051 photogr. 88 / 1

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 99:6533; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 333

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Montano worked for the Department of Public Instruction of France, and was sent to the Philippines for a scientific mission. He provided detailed portraits, images, and descriptions of his time there.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bruno Tartarin France, 06/1999

Physical Facet

Albumen paper prints

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom