Art, Palm Trees
"Palm trees - Art Study at Milne Bay" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Coconut Palms, Milne Bay. Six miles wide and twenty miles long, Milne Bay was -- for Hill -- both a mud hole and a tropical paradise. White sand beaches, clear seas, blazing sunsets, nude natives, exotic birds, bizarre butterflies -- he recorded them all in his letters to Martha. To eliminate Japanese snipers in the area, many such coconut palms had been topped by the machine guns of Australian pilots." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Milne Bay, New Guinea
From the Collection of Fred Hill