Finchhaffen Taro Plantation 1

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Item Details

Title

Finchhaffen Taro Plantation 1

Subject

Garden farming
Naval ships

Description

"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)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

6/12/1944

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

2010.1.220

Spatial Coverage

Finchhaffen, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill