Finchhaffen Taro Plantation 1
"Native garden in foreground. Ships in distant water (Speed graphic camera)" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Taro Plantation. Within sight of Allied warships anchored off Finschhafen (background), Hill photographed this hillside taro plantation. When Martha asked about this ancient staple in the Papuan diet, he wrote that 'taro is a vegetable, roots are eaten, cooked by natives who make a paste of it. The plant belongs to the lily family, has large, heart-shaped leaves -- a single leaf at the end of each stem." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Finchhaffen, New Guinea
From the Collection of Fred Hill