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

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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
A055
Captions [about captions]
C1:
The airplane was determined unusable in mid July when the glue holding the pontoons gave way. Later, the plane was stripped apart, as seen in this photo, taken sometime after July 18. Stanley Hedberg writes in his journal from Aug 16, "Dyaks have cut [the] plane all to pieces and [are] wearing all sorts of ornaments from materials they had taken from it such as struts, wings, and so forth. Can't learn who gave them permission to do so but Hoffman said they had started to destroy it when he first arrived [at] M.C. with Captain Posthumus and Van Leeuwen." (similar to Arb134n, Arb135n)
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