Hollandia Native Homes 2

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Item Details

Title

Hollandia Native Homes 2

Subject

Boats
Homes
Huts
Native peoples

Description

"Humbolt Bay Local Homes" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Native Homes, Humboldt Bay. Hill and two other Photo Section men persuaded an officer on the Russell Sage that they needed to document 'squadron history.' Accepting this ruse, the captain allowed the three photographers to go ashore with the 'Pig Boat' -- a motorized launch used to ferry men and supplies between ship and shore. On one of those trips, the photographers persuaded the 'Pig Boat' skipper to drive close to these native homes. Perched on piling and scaffold above the salt water, this architecture protected coastal native peoples from hostile interior tribes and gave easy access to their fleet of dugout canoes used for traveling, fishing, and trading." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Anonymous

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

2010.1.236

Spatial Coverage

Hollandia, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

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