Biak Natives, Long Canoe

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Title

Biak Natives, Long Canoe

Subject

Native peoples
Naval ships

Description

"Two Liberty Ships and an LC1 behind a native large canoe with a sail, at Biak" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Boat Antithesis. Stabilized by outrigger, assisted by sail, four Biak men paddle their large wood canoe on Soenggarai Bay. Praised for their first-class seamanship, these Biak natives may be traveling here by wai mansusu (a battle canoe) or by wai ron (a trading canoe). Hill wrote Martha that 'still cameras can't show the slow rhythmic grace of the great canoes as they move around.' In the background, a diesel-fired Liberty Ship rides at anchor." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

8/23/1944

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

2010.1.289

Spatial Coverage

Biak, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill