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

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Annotations to the Journal of Stanley Hedberg

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July 21, 1926 Briggs

Hedberg is likely referring to the comic strip by Clare Briggs entitled, “Ain’t It a Grand and Glorious Feelin’?” which ran in American newspapers in the early 1920s. “Ain’t that a Grand and Glorious Feeling?” is also the title of a song recorded in 1928 (after the time of Hedberg’s writing) by Arthur Briggs, a trumpeter and band leader of the Savoy Syncopators Orchestra.


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