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"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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Location Subject:
Papuans of Bisano
Filename:
W076
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Bisano; women & girls of Bisano, interrupted at their sago making to have a picture taken; Papuan women
C3:
A group of women from the village of Bisano gathering sago. The decorations on the arms and shoulders are made with sago flour. Typical women’s costumes are shown – bark aprons, nose and ear ornaments, shell and seed necklaces, etc.
C4:
War Bkgd. #9, plate 20, In the Van Rees Mountains, Netherlands New Guinea; b: women and girls wearing bark loin clothes
C5:
N/A
Quote from Stirling Journal:
Although they had never seen a camera before, they would strike a coquettish attitude that would do credit to a professional Follies actress. (May 31)


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