Dobodura Natives Chief

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Item Details

Title

Dobodura Natives Chief

Subject

Islands
Native peoples

Description

"A local native chief - One of the native chiefs at a big 'Sing Sing' celebration in the Dobodura area of New Guinea." "heat damaged from enlarger that we had at Dobodura Don't know what became of the 5x7 'Solar' enlarger - was not at Finch." (Finchhaffen) From "Darkroom Soldier": "Sing-Sing Regalia. Wearing his bird of paradise and cassowary feather headdress, his necklace of carved wild boar tusks, his western-style belt, and his black or red body makeup, this chief displays the power, pride, and beauty of local tribesmen ready to begin a sing-sing -- the Pidgin English term for a community celebration." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Anonymous

Date

1943

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.159

Spatial Coverage

Dobodura, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

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