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OSCAR MALLITTE (1829-1905)

John Andaman

Dec 1857Jan 1858

RCIN 2935008

Oscar Mallitte was part of a British survey party to the Andaman Islands (off the east coast of India) which was tasked with establishing a penal colony for Indian convicts. This portrait of John Andaman, an islander brought back to Calcutta with the British team, was the first photograph of a native Andaman Islander.

Acquired by Queen Victoria in 1858

No. 375

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