Glass plate negatives
A black and white glass plate negative showing a possum on top of a woman's head viewed from the left side. The woman also has strings suspended from her head, probably the handle of a basket or bag resting against her back.
A companion photograph was reproduced by Basedow in "The Australian Aboriginal", FW Preece and Sons, Adelaide, 1925, plate X/2. Caption reads: 'Ponga-Ponga gin carrying pet possum on her head while on the march.' The whereabouts of the companion negative is not known.
Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Dr Herbert Basedow
Photographic emulsion, Glass