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

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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
A033
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Hoyte, Hamer and LeRoux with friends on the "Ern" at Albatross Camp
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
A034
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Matthew Stirling, with le Roux(left) and van Leeuwen(right) looking on in the background (similar to W086)
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
A036
Captions [about captions]
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C2:
In front of Albatross Camp at low water
C3:
The Mamberamo in front of our base camp 95 miles from the mouth of the river.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
The river continues to drop rapidly… (May 20)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
A039
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Seated around the table from left to right: Hamer, Hedberg, Stirling, and Hoyte (similar to A040, Arb220)
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
A040
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Seated around the table from left to right: Hamer, Hedberg, Stirling, and Hoyte. Malay convicts Shorty and Oompah stand behind. (similar to A039, Arb220)
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
A043
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Dyaks and Malays constructing the float for the plane
C3:
Building the float for the airplane in front of the expedition base camp on the Mamberamo.
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N/A
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
A056n
Captions [about captions]
C1:
The "Ern" resting on the constructed float
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb100
Captions [about captions]
C1:
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C2:
Putting gasoline drums under the aeroplane float
C3:
Launching the airplane from its float in front of the base camp on the Mamberamo by removing empty gasoline drums from beneath the platform.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb102
Captions [about captions]
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C2:
Hans and Moon with Dyaks, putting drums under the aeroplane float.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb141
Captions [about captions]
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C2:
Dyaks & convicts trading with Papuans. Albatross camp
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb193
Captions [about captions]
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C2:
Repairing the radiator in our "hanger" on the Mamberamo
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
They are resourceful mechanics and used old gasoline tins to get their strips for soldering around the edge of the radiator. (May 25)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb217
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Similar to W025
C2:
Base camp July 8th '26 Mamberamo River
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb219
Captions [about captions]
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C2:
Hans wearing a Dyak hat in which he flew with Ipoei to Batavia camp
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb220
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Simliar to A039, A040
C2:
Mess time in our permanent house at Albatross camp. Prince, Stan, Hans & Dick. Shorty and Oompah in the background.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb221
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C2:
Prince, Hans, Doc [Stirling] & Stan in our temporary shack at Albatross Camp.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb236n
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C3:
The expedition ice plant at the base camp on the Mamberamo River. This machine was used primarily to cool water for developing film.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb250
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
His majesty, "Moon Mullins" a native of the Island of Celebes, a convict with the expedition standing in front of the aeroplane workshop.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
..."Moon Mullins" who is our "strong arm" man as chief assistant mechanic. (May 11)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb310
Captions [about captions]
C1:
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C2:
Ipoei, Komaha and Ujan by our house at Albatross camp
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb311
Captions [about captions]
C1:
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C2:
A study in expressions. Papuans of Bisano watching the plane take off. Korteman & le Roux also present.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
The Papuans were all on hand, rather badly scared and ready to bolt if anyone said Boo! (June 7)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb324
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Anji Ipoei [right] and a Papuan
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb325
Captions [about captions]
C1:
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C2:
Two Papuans of Bisano at Albatross camp
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb331
Captions [about captions]
C1:
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C2:
Anji Ipoei. The first house is our dwelling place. The second is the guard house and the 3rd, surrounded by a stockade is the convict quarters.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb332
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C2:
Dyaks and Papuans by our house in Albatross camp. Prince with the gun.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb334
Captions [about captions]
C1:
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C2:
Le Roux & I [Stirling] with Papuans of Bisano at Albatross camp. Passing around the tobacco.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb335
Captions [about captions]
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C2:
Anji Ipoei and I [Stirling] with four of his Dyaks. Taken in front of our house at Albatross camp.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb336
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C2:
Anji Ipoei presents Hans with a bird symbolic of his flying ability.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb463n
Captions [about captions]
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C2:
Hans wearing a Dyak hat in which he flew with Ipoei [right] to Batavia camp
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
Today Hans set up a new record for the plane by making three round trips to Batavia camp...The first trip in the morning he brought Anji Ipoei with him... (June 9)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
Arb484n
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C3:
Part of the base camp where the Mamberamo River leaves its gorge in the Van Rees Mountains. The camp football field in the foreground. This camp was located on a level bench of land on the west bank of the river well above the high water mark.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
B001n
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C3:
The Dutch steamer “Albatross” anchored in the Mamberamo in front of the base camp of the expedition 95 miles above the mouth of the river.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
B002
Captions [about captions]
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C3:
Launch and small boat belonging to the “Albatross” landing men from the steamer in the river to make the clearing for our base camp. This is 95 miles above the mouth of the Mamberamo. The men in the small boat are Malay convicts.
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C5:
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
B005
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C3:
Beginning the construction of our base camp on the Mamberamo. The structure to the right is a temporary shelter used while the buildings were being made.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
Work continued making camp. (May 3)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
B008
Captions [about captions]
C1:
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C2:
P50, May 10th; The Dyaks placed elaborately carved ornaments at the gables of their house.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
The Dyaks are making good progress on their big house. (May 10)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
B012
Captions [about captions]
C1:
The plane was placed on a float to help prevent the pontoons from getting water-logged
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
B014
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
...seven empty gasoline drums are put under each side of the float to lift it from the water... (May 12)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
B015
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
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C3:
The airplane on its float in front of the base camp on the Mamberamo at low water. At high water the river comes up within a foot of the boom.
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C5:
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
B026
Captions [about captions]
C1:
An aerial view of Albatross Camp
C2:
Albatross Camp, New Guinea, Mamberamo R.
C3:
N/A
C4:
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C5:
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
ER061
Captions [about captions]
C1:
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C2:
Boats landing from the Albatross with supplies at Albatross Camp on the Mamberamo River
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
This morning we began the work of unloading the Albatross… (May 2)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
ER063
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Temporary shelter of Dyaks at Albatross camp, Mamberamo River, Dutch New Guinea
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
...temporary shelters for the soldiers, Dyaks and convicts have been erected… (May 2)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W008
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Albatross Camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W009
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Albatross Camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W010
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Matthew Stirling
C2:
Albatross Camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W011
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Albatross Camp
C3:
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C4:
N/A
C5:
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W012
Captions [about captions]
C1:
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C2:
Whipping post at base camp, 1926; Albatross Camp
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
A big whipping post in the shape of a cross was erected back of our house… (June 3)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W016
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
air view of Albatross Camp
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C5:
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
...we passed over Albatross camp… (May 9)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W021
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Albatross camp, air view
C3:
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C4:
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C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W025
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Matthew Stirling (similar to Arb217)
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
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C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W026
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Albert (Prince) Hamer
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W027
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Hans Hoyte
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W028
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Richard (Dick) Peck
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W029
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Matthew Stirling
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W030
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
Albatross camp; S. A. Hedberg Esq. in front of our house at Albatross Camp
C4:
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C5:
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W031
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
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C4:
N/A
C5:
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W032
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Stanley Hedberg and C.C.F.M. le Roux
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
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C5:
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W033n
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Dick’s model airplane
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
Dick is busy making a model aeroplane… (June 29)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W034
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Dick’s model airplane
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W083
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Alb. camp; flashlight [flash photo] taken by our temporary shelter in Albatross Camp. Ipoei teaching Prince Malay.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
Ipoei visited us again last night. (May 13)


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W084
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Albatross camp; Prince, our head barber
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C5:
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W085
Captions [about captions]
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C2:
Albatross camp; Prince at work. Dick is the victim [getting the hair cut]. Hans looking on.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W086
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Matthew Stirling, with le Roux(left, wearing striped shirt and pants) and van Leeuwen(right) looking on in the background (similar to A034)
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
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C4:
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C5:
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W087
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Watching place likely refers to where they stood to watch the plane take off
C2:
Watching place; Dyaks
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W088
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W089
Captions [about captions]
C1:
The Ern on the Mamberamo
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
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C4:
N/A
C5:
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W090n
Captions [about captions]
C1:
Conflicting photo descriptions; indicated as both "Albatross Camp" and "Motor Camp"
C2:
Albatross camp
C3:
Unloading expedition canoes at motor camp on the upper Rouffaer River. The small canoes in the foreground were made by the expedition dyaks in order to paddle around between the houses at the camp during high water.
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W099
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Alb. camp
C3:
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C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W100n
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Alb. Camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W103
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Alb.camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W105
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Alb.camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W106
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Alb. camp Shorty & Oompah?
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C4:
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C5:
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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W107
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Alb. camp
C3:
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C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W108
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Alb. camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W109
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Alb. camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W112
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Alb. camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W113
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Alb. camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W114
Captions [about captions]
C1:
N/A
C2:
Alb. camp
C3:
N/A
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A


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Location Subject:
Albatross Camp (Base Camp)
Filename:
W115
Captions [about captions]
C1:
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C2:
K?; Sebiri; Two men with house-model
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Two Sebiri Papuans visiting at Albatros[s] Camp. The figure on the left illustrates the manner in which the hair is coiled on the head and wrapped with rattan. Across the forehead is worn a fillet of cassowary feathers. Between this and the coiled hair is a double row of cowrie shells. Across the forehead is a band of beadwork. The structure in the rear is a raft for bathing purposes constructed by the Dyaks in camp.
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