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Aboriginal Peoples

Gallery - Objects of Curiosity

The highly developed trade in photographic souvenirs portrayed traditional Aboriginal ways of life as inextricably bound to the past. In addition, souvenir photographs were often generic or anonymous, because the idea of the Indian as a romantic, timeless symbol was often thought more important than any ethnographic information the photographs could provide.

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