Finchhaffen Camp, Barber

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Item Details

Title

Finchhaffen Camp, Barber

Subject

Military camps

Description

"Barber shop at Finsch" Sign on shop: "Beauty Salon" Sign on tree near shop: "This is only a picture. If you want the real stuff, take Atabrine" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Haircuts and Pills. Some enterprising soldier of the Milne Bay base performed GI-style haircuts in this shelter. The alluring sign alludes to the significance of Atabrine, a quinine substitute prescribed by the Army to prevent malaria. During the Allied campaign to control New Guinea, 70,000 men died of the mosquito-borne disease." ("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

2010.1.1378

Spatial Coverage

Finchhaffen, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill