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

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Agintawa District
Filename:
A087
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Agintawa
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Agintawa District
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A094
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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A095
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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A097n
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb046
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Stanley Hedberg stands on the left with "pygmies"
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War Bkgd. #9, plate 22, In the Nassau Mountains, Netherlands New Guinea; b: Negrito men and women, showing comparative stature
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb050
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Agintawa; Agintawa / costume - men
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War Bkgd. #9, plate 25, Negritos of the Nassau Mountains; 2: Men wearing various types of headdress.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb249
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Pigmy woman cooking, Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb338
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb343
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb350
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb390
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Richard (Dick) Peck operating the movie camera
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
...took many pictures, still and motion of the pygmies... (Oct 9-11)


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Agintawa District
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Arb405
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb414
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Agintawa District
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Arb415
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Agintawa District
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Arb416
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Agintawa District
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Arb417
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Agintawa District
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Arb418
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Agintawa District
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Arb420
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb421
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb422
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb424
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb426n
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb436n
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb437n
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Pygmies of the Massau [sic, = Nassau] Mountains, the village of Agintawa. These pygmies are agriculturalists, are friendly and can be induced to work in which respect they differ from the papuans.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb440n
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb443n
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb444n
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb447n
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb448n
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb450n
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Agintawa District
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Arb451n
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Agintawa District
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Arb452n
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb455n
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb468n
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Agintawa District
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Arb469n
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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Arb470n
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View from a pygmy house on the upper Rouffaer River in the central mountains. The fence encloses a garden patch growing bananas, sugar cane, taro and sweet potatoes. This village is at an elevation of about 5,000 feet.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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C002
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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C004
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
C005
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
C008
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
C009
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
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C011
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
C026
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
C027
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
C028
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
C029
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
C031
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
C033
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C1:
Similar to Z011
C2:
Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
C035
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
C047
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Stirling measures a "pygmy" man. Photo Z013 shows a similar scene of Stirling measuring a women.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
I measured a number of women and men and found an interesting contrast. (Oct 5)


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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z006
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z007
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z008n
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Agintawa
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
The trading waxed furious during most of the day… (Oct 7)


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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z009n
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z010
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z011
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C1:
Similar to C033
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z012
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z013
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Also see C047
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Agintawa; M W S[tirling]; woman--comparative stature
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Taking anthropometric measurements on a pigmy woman of Agintawa. She is wearing a necklace of yellow orchid stems and over her head is draped a typical woman’s carrying bag. The man whose head is seen in the background is wearing a head ornament made of cuscus bones.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z014n
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z015
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Agintawa; men-women-children
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A group of men, women and children gathered around one of the houses at Agintawa awaiting the preparation of the meal. This picture shows rather well a typical pigmy house. Pigmy villages are almost always built on the tops of ridges in order that their gardens may get the maximum benefit of the sunlight. As a result, from every pigmy clearing there is a magnificent view.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z016
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Agintawa; men beside hut in plantation
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A view from the village of Agintawa. The men in the foreground are visitors from a neighboring village who are being ordered from the premises by the Headman of Agintawa. The man with the extended forefinger is registering the protest.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z018
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z019
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Agintawa; men-costume-rear view
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A group at Agintawa. The man with his back to the camera is shown wearing the usual head-covering made of a worn-out net bag. This picture also shows the bustle of woven orchid bark which forms the rear portion of the men’s costume. A cord extends around the waist from this bustle and is attached to the gourd loin cover which is worn by the men.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z020
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Agintawa; women-costume
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A group of pigmy women at Agintawa showing the method of carrying young children and typical women’s costumes. The woman on the extreme right is afflicted with goiter. Many of the neck ornaments worn by the women are regarded as personal charms and it is very difficult to obtain these in trade.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z021
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Agintawa; group; men--costume & weapons
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A group of men, women, and boys from the Agintawa district. One man has a nose ornament of boar’s tusks. Another is holding in his hand a water container made of bamboo.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z022
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z023
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z024n
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z025
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women of Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z026
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Agintawa-women-costume
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A woman and a girl standing at the entrance of an Agintawa house. This picture shows the manner in which the women carry their net bags with a band passing across the head. The girl is wearing a necklace made of seeds, cuscus tails and a large piece of shell. The woman is wearing a small net bag about her neck. The handle of the bag is decorated with dried cuscus feet, the fingers of which are clutched around the handle. She wears the typical working skirt made of Pandanus leaf.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z027
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Agintawa-women-costume-burden bag
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Women at work in the field. The middle figure is shown using the planting stick. In this instance the women are planting sweet potatoes. The woman on the extreme left is afflicted with goiter, a common ailment among the pigmy women of this region. A large number of instances of goiter were observed among the women but none among the men.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z028
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z029
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Agintawa; women--costume (burden bag)
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z030
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z031
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z032
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z033
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Agintawa; women
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z035
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C2:
Agintawa-men-typical background (foliage)
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A Dyak demonstrating the efficiency of a steel mandow [sic, = mandau] before three Agintawa pigmies. The group is standing in front of a house, the thatched roof of which is covered with growing vegetation.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z036
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Agintawa-women preparing fire; cooking
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Women preparing the fire for cooking.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z037
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C2:
Agintawa-cooking
C3:
Women cooking. In the foreground is the cooking pit lined with the leaves of tree ferns and other plants preparatory to placing the food upon it. The fire, on which hot rocks are being heated, is seen at the left of the picture.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
When the "fireless cooker" was opened, the wife brought us over a healthy handout of cooked potatoes and greens. (Oct 8)


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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z038
Captions [about captions]
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N/A
C2:
Agintawa-women cooking
C3:
Placing the rocks upon the fire in order to heat them in the process of preparing the daily meal. The pigmies cook but one formal meal a day which is usually eaten in the late afternoon.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z040
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N/A
C2:
Agintawa-women (cooking)
C3:
Women preparing a meal at Agintawa. A woman in the background is chopping wood with a stone ax preparing to build a fire for heating rocks. The woman in the foreground wears a gourd skirt which is considered somewhat more of a dress-up garment than the usual working skirt of Pandanus leaves or bark strips. Around her neck she wears an elaborate necklace made of small black seeds.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z041
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Agintawa women (preparing fire)
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Two women preparing a fire. Wood is gathered from the jungle, chopped into appropriate lengths with stone axes and piled as shown in this picture. The woman in the foreground is blowing on the live coals which have been kept during the day in the ashes in order to ignite the new fire. The fence in the background is covered with weeds pulled from the garden which lies beyond the fence. The tall plants are sugar cane bound to tall poles in order that it will grow upright.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z044
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Agintawa-men-nose-ornament
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Two men of Agintawa showing gourd loin covering, armbands and other ornaments. The man on the right is wearing a nose ornament of spilt boar’s tusks and a necklace of small land snail shells. Tucked under an armband on his left arm, he is wearing a number of bright colored leaves as ornament. The man on the left wears a cuscus tail in his right ear and a head ornament of cuscus bones.
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z045
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z046n
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Richard (Dick) Peck shows the movie camera to Agintawa men
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z047
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z048
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Agintawa
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Location Subject:
Agintawa District
Filename:
Z049
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Agintawa
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