Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A clear vial of dark hair, stopped with a cork top. The vial rests on cushioning in a box. Above, the box's lid is open with its inside visible, labeled "Hair of an Extinct Tasmanian Aboriginal. Brought by Dr. Malcolm from Prof. R.A.J. Berry, Bristol. 29/5/30. Value £25. R12763/1936." A printed card with the same information rests below the box.

Title: Hair from an unnamed native inhabitant of Tasmania

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Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Hair from an unnamed native inhabitant of Tasmania. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): Tasmania, Australia

 

Art Hx