Dobodura Camp, Tent Sign

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Item Details

Title

Dobodura Camp, Tent Sign

Subject

Military camps

Description

"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)

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

2010.1.1376

Spatial Coverage

Dobodura, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill