Photographer unknown. Indigenous people of Andaman and the Philippine Islands. 1870s/80s. 10 albumen prints. 7 x 13 cm and 14 x 21,5 cm. 1 with caption in lower left corner in the negative.
Includes a group portrait with the Justice of the Peace Luzon I entitled: "Vice petty governor and his tenants of justice". The Gobernadorcillo (Philippine Spanish) was a municipal judge or governor in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period, who carried out the common tasks of leadership, economic and judicial administration in a city. He was the leader of a city or Pueblo (people or population). In a coastal city, the Gobernadorcillo acted as port captain. His appointment was made by an exclusive nomination under Spanish law. His term of office lasted two years. – Some faded, one print with two backed tears in lower and upper edge.
Provenance: Günter Heil Collection