Hand Drum

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Dublin Core

Title

Hand Drum

Subject

Instruments, Musical
Military uniforms
Recreation
Singing

Description

Hand drum. From "Darkroom Soldier": "New Guinea Garamot. Carved from a solid log, New Guinea tribes used these drums to send complex messages over several miles. Hill first recorded hearing the 'jungle telegraph' on November 9 at Milne Bay. In January 1944 at Dobodura, after seeing tribesmen play and dance with these instruments at a sing-sing, he described the drums for Martha as 'ranging from twelve to thirty inches long. Shaped like an hourglass. Big ones about six inches in diameter, three inches at the small part, and covered on one end with snake skin for the drum head.' This garamot he purchased and brought home for his Pacific Theater collection." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1944

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

2010.1.161

Spatial Coverage

Dobodura, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill