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    Photograph (black and white); a man posing outdoors; he wears a headdress of eagle feathers, nassa shell headband, necklaces; other people are seen in the background in front of thatch-roofed buildings; Mount Hagen(?), Papua New Guinea.
    Gelatin silver print

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    • 20thC(early)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12.8 centimetres
    • Width: 17.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Related images: this image generally relates to the collection of images: Oc,B101.47 through 80, which were in a group together, an envelope with them reads: "Mr. Halls. Central Highlands, New Guinea". see PicDoc 203. the same men are seen in Oc,B105.39. This is the exact same image as Oc,B101.70. Exact same image as Oc,B101.80.


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  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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