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

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Airplane Flights
Filename:
A044
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The airplane on the Mamberamo River
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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Arb065
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View of the Mamberamo at the edge of the Van Rees Mts
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Airplane Flights
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Arb066
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Lake plain, N.G.
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Airplane Flights
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Arb067
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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Arb068
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Air view over the great central lake plane [sic]. The Van der Willigen river.
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
Arb101
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Similar to W091
C2:
Hans & I [Stirling] about to start on our flight from Albatross camp to the Upper Rouffaer River. Hans in the pilot's seat, I am just climbing in, Prince on the wing about to crank up. Dick in the foreground.
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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Arb103
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The plane in the Mamberamo river.
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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Arb106
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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Arb107
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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Arb108
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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Arb123n
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Airplane Flights
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Arb124n
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
Arb125n
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The expedition airplane on the Mamberamo in front of the base camp.
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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Arb126n
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
Today Hans and Prince took off with the plane...with a load of 26 tins of food weighing 321 1/2 kilos... (June 5)


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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
Arb218
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Me [Stirling], standing by our cargo of food brought in the plane to the upper Rouffaer river at the base of the Nassau Mts., central New Guinea. Hans took the picture from the plane.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
...went back to the plane to unload our cargo of a dozen or so heavy tins of rice and canned goods. (May 15)


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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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Arb347
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451069 – THE FIRST DYAK TO MAKE AN AIRPLANE FLIGHT. – A Dyak chief, who made the flight in the airplane of the Stirling Expedition, returns safely to earth to tell his experiences with the “Man bird”


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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
B016
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The expedition airplane landing supplies at Batavia Camp on the Mamberamo where it enters the Van Rees Mountains.
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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B017n
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
B019
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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B023
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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B025
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Airplane view of the Mamberamo River just before it emerges from the Van Rees Mountains. In the foreground are the Edi Rapids. This picture was made during high water. Normally rocks project above the surface of the water at this place.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
...I was afraid we would not be able to get fine air pictures without a special air camera. (June 6)


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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
B027
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Airplane view of the Mamberamo River as it passes through the Van Rees Mountains. The current here is very swift and navigation difficult and dangerous.
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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B028n
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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B029
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Airplane view over the Van Rees Mountains looking west from over the Mamberamo. A small lake can be seen in the middle ground.
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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C058
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W015
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Mouth of Mamberamo, air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W017
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air view of Van Rees Mts.
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W018
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air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W019
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air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W020
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air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W022
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air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W023
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air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W024
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air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W050
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air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W053
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air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W058
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air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W060
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air view--over river
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A view of the Mamberamo River in the Van Rees mountains at a point about 15 miles above Albatros[s] Camp taken at a point where two tributary streams join the main river, one from each side. This view is taken from an airplane.
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W064
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air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
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W065
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air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W066
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W067
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W069
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air view
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W091
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C1:
Similar to Arb101
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About to start a reconnaissance flight. Hoyte & Stirling in the plane. Hamer at the crank. Albatross camp
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
Prince stood on the wing and cranked her and when the motor started jumped into the motor boat and let us go. (May 15)


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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W092
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Albatross camp
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W094
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Plane
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Location Subject:
Airplane Flights
Filename:
W097
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Plane
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