Dobodura Camp, Tent Sign
"Tent occupants! sign - Dobodura" Sign reads: "The Rainblows Inn - F/Sgt Rixham, T/Sgt Porreca, S/Sgt Lake, S/Sgt Baril" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Tent Frames and Fine Addresses. Before traditional planed lumber (dunnage) became available from ship packing and crating, soldiers built their tent walls and rafters from 'pono' wood poles cut from the nearby jungle. When laid as floors, 'pono' poles were so uneven that the men made three-legged tables and chairs in order to sit level. To enhance discovery, many of the men commissioned soldiers with painting skills to make address signs." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Dobodura, New Guinea
From the Collection of Fred Hill