Photographs of New Guinea peoples, circa 1943-1945

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.93-15A
Dates:
circa 1943-1945
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
17 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Images of New Guinea people (mostly women and children), a boat, a village, and members of the United States Army. Many images show the women holding packs of cigarettes, probably from soldiers.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
According to the donor, Edith L. Miller, the photographs were made by her brother while he was serving with the 163rd Regiment, 41st Division, US Army, in New Guinea during World War II. Which brother is not known, as Miller had four brothers: Arthur Eugene Wilks, Delbert Earl Wilks, George James Wilks, and Roy Clinton Peck.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 93-15A
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USNM ACC 380528

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 93-15A, Photographs of New Guinea peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Painted bark cloth from New Guinea, donated at the same time, held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 380528.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated together with pieces of barkcloth by Edith L. Miller to the National Museum of Natural History in 1990 (accession 380528). Transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by Susan Crawford in July of that year.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
New Guinea Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soldiers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/