19th Century Marquesas man, illustration

19th Century Marquesas man, illustration

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Caption: 19th Century Marquesas man. 1889 illustration of a man from the Marquesas islands with traditional tribal tattoos. The Marquesas are a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia. Nuka Hiva is the largest island of the Marquesas, and the Nukahivans were famous for their elaborate tattoos.

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