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June 20, 1926 : Albatross Camp (Base Camp) ; Mamberamo River ; Papuans of Bisano

June 20th

Today being Sunday was spent quietly as usual around the house with the regular weekly beard trimming and loafing around the house. Dick made a number of solio prints of our negatives and we enjoyed having a look at some of the pictures we have been making. A bunch of Papuans visited camp all day and I showed them some pictures of themselves which I took at Bisano. They recognized likenesses of others but not of themselves. Beginning about four P.M. we had one of the heaviest rains we have seen in New Guinea. It lasted two hours.

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