Biak Camp, Photo Lab 1

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Item Details

Title

Biak Camp, Photo Lab 1

Subject

Military camps
Military uniforms

Description

"17th T. Recon Sqdn Photo Section being set up. 3' by 6' floor panels were fabricated before we left Finchhaffen" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Biak Photo Lab. In his August 19 letter, Hill sketched the new photo lab floor plan and, in a photo, he recorded the newly built set up -- another improvised assemblage of tents, pipes, barrels, sinks, boxes, fans, and trailers along the beachfront road. In the foreground, aerial camera and magazine cases are open to dry out any moisture accumulated in shipping. Using a Skilsaw acquired from the Seabees in exchange for whiskey, the men cut and built floor units from salvaged lumber." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1944-08

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

2010.1.299

Spatial Coverage

Biak, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

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