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

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Location Subject:
Explorators Camp/Tombe Village
Filename:
X148
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Tombe; Tombe men at work
C3:
Tombe. The man on the right is weaving an arm band of rattan. Around his neck is suspended the typical man’s bag decorated with boar’s tusks and having a piece of cassawary [sic] leg bone attached in front. Tucked under an arm band on his left arm is a bright colored flower. The men frequently ornament themselves by wearing flowers or bright colored leaves in this manner. The man in the center of the picture is playing upon a bamboo jews-harp. Clasped in his left hand is the case in which the instrument is kept.
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A
Quote from Stirling Journal:
Many pygmies came to visit us and were around camp all day. (Sept 4)


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