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United States Department of Agriculture photographs relating to a sugar expedition to New Guinea

Creator:
United States. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Names:
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Photographer:
Brandes, E. W. (Elmer Walker)), b. 1891  Search this
Hurley, Frank, 1885-1962  Search this
Jeswiet, Jacob  Search this
Kirschbaum, Father  Search this
Peck, R. K.  Search this
Wisherd, Edwin L.  Search this
Extent:
2 acetate negatives
3 nitrate negatives
100 Prints (ca. 100 prints: silver gelatin)
120 Prints (ca. 120 glass negatives)
Culture:
Negritos  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Acetate negatives
Nitrate negatives
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Date:
1928-1929
Scope and Contents note:
Images of settlements, people (including Negritos), artifacts, agriculture (especially sugarcane), headdresses, tattooing and body marking, members of the expedition, and the expedition's plane. This collection contains photographs by every member of the expedition. Other images are from Frank Hurley's documentary, "Pearls and Savages", or were made by the Department of Agriculture at installations where sugarcane was grown. Finally, many photographs of specimens and people working with specimens were taken by National Geographic after the expedition had returned to the United States.
Biographical/Historical note:
Most of the photographs were made during the 1928 Sugar Expedition to the Territories of Papua and New Guinea organized by the United States Department of Agriculture. The expedition traveled to places in the eastern half of New Guinea. Its primary purpose was to collect living samples of various sugarcane plants to be used for developing disease-resistant strains for the American grower. The expedition was led by E. W. Brandes and included R. K. Peck, Jacob Jeswiet, and, at times, a priest named Kirschbam. The expedition visited native settlements in the vicintiy of Port Moresby, along the upper Fly River and Lake Marray, on the Sepik River, and in northeastern New Guinea. During the expedition, photographs were made for the National Geographic Society and specimens were collected for the Smithsonian Institution.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 91-8
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Human Studies Film Archives holds Frank Hurley's "Pearls and Savages" (HSFA 89.1.1) and the Department of Agriculture's "Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea" (HSFA 82.7.1).
Photographs of New Guinea artifacts collected by Brandes also held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 97.
New Guinea artifacts collected by Brandes held in the Department of Anthropology in USNM ACC 106509.
Additional photographs by Edwin L. Wisherd held in the National Anthropological Archives in the Neil Merton Judd Papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
National Geographic photographs cannot be copied without permission of the National Geographic Society.
Topic:
Body marking  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
headgear  Search this
Sugarcane  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 91-8, United States Department of Agriculture photographs relating to a sugar expedition to New Guinea, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-8
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-91-8
Additional Online Media:

Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929

Creator:
U. S. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Expedition leader:
Dr. E. W. Brandes  Search this
Avaitor:
Peck, R. K  Search this
Agricultural scientist:
Mr. Jeswret  Search this
Entomologist:
Mr. Pemberton  Search this
Physical description:
archival original one film reel silent b&w 35mm
Culture:
Papuans  Search this
Logooli (African people)  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Panama Canal (Panama)
New Guinea
Samarai
Date:
1929
Topic:
Aircraft--Fairchild monoplane  Search this
Aircraft--loading of--maintenance of  Search this
Ships  Search this
Canoes--outriggers  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1982.7.1-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives 0:OK
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Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929 [U. S. Department of Agriculture]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218284

Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929

Creator:
U. S. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Expedition leader:
Dr. E. W. Brandes  Search this
Avaitor:
Peck, R. K  Search this
Agricultural scientist:
Mr. Jeswret  Search this
Entomologist:
Mr. Pemberton  Search this
Physical description:
archival original one film reel silent b&w 35mm
Culture:
Papuans  Search this
Europeans  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Papua New Guinea
New Guinea
Fairfax Harbor
Samarai
Port Moresby
Date:
1929
Topic:
Settlement patterns--villages  Search this
Agricultural crops--gardens  Search this
Colonial administration--government officers  Search this
Canoes--outriggers  Search this
Military accouterment--dress--natives  Search this
Millenarian movements--cargo cults--symbolism of--marching  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1982.7.1-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives 0:OK
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Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929 [U. S. Department of Agriculture]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218285

Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929

Creator:
U. S. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Expedition leader:
Dr. E. W. Brandes  Search this
Avaitor:
Peck, R. K  Search this
Agricultural scientist:
Mr. Jeswret  Search this
Entomologist:
Mr. Pemberton  Search this
Physical description:
archival original film reel silent b&w 35mm
Culture:
Papuans  Search this
Europeans  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Hula (New Guinea)
Date:
1929
Topic:
Acculturation--clothing  Search this
Canoes--outriggers  Search this
Canoes--seasoing canoes  Search this
Mourning--practices associated with--dress  Search this
Agricultural crops--sugar cane  Search this
Albinism--human  Search this
Houses--stilts  Search this
Sugarcane  Search this
Dress--adornment  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1982.7.1-6
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives 0:OK
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Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929 [U. S. Department of Agriculture]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218289

Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929

Creator:
U. S. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Expedition leader:
Dr. E. W. Brandes  Search this
Avaitor:
Peck, R. K  Search this
Agricultural scientist:
Mr. Jeswret  Search this
Entomologist:
Mr. Pemberton  Search this
Physical description:
archival original film reel silent b&w 35mm
Culture:
Papuans  Search this
Europeans  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Hula (New Guinea)
Date:
1929
Topic:
Cookery  Search this
Colonial administration--military drilling  Search this
Acculturation--clothing  Search this
Ships--nautical rigging  Search this
Sugarcane  Search this
Dress--adornment  Search this
Aerial views  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1982.7.1-7
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives 0:OK
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Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929 [U. S. Department of Agriculture]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218290

Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929

Creator:
U. S. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Expedition leader:
Dr. E. W. Brandes  Search this
Avaitor:
Peck, R. K  Search this
Agricultural scientist:
Mr. Jeswret  Search this
Entomologist:
Mr. Pemberton  Search this
Physical description:
archival original film reel silent b&w 35mm
Culture:
Papuans  Search this
Europeans  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Date:
1929
Topic:
Barter  Search this
Aircraft--monoplane  Search this
Acculturation--clothing  Search this
Ships--nautical rigging  Search this
Village  Search this
Dress--adornment  Search this
Airplanes--for exploration  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1982.7.1-8
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives 0:OK
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Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929 [U. S. Department of Agriculture]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218291

Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929

Creator:
U. S. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Expedition leader:
Dr. E. W. Brandes  Search this
Avaitor:
Peck, R. K  Search this
Agricultural scientist:
Mr. Jeswret  Search this
Entomologist:
Mr. Pemberton  Search this
Physical description:
archival original film reel silent b&w 35mm
Culture:
Papuans  Search this
Europeans  Search this
Negritos  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Papua New Guinea
New Guinea
Lake Murry (Papua, New Guinea)
Upper Fly River (Papua, New Guinea)
Kikori River (Papua, New Guinea)
Date:
1929
Topic:
Settlement patterns--villages  Search this
Agricultural crops--gardens  Search this
Cannibalism--skull  Search this
Canoes--outriggers  Search this
Barter--Europeans--natives  Search this
Houses--tree houses  Search this
Warfare--fortifications--tree houses  Search this
Weapons--spears--bows  Search this
Adornment--feathers--shells  Search this
Hair styles--braids  Search this
Airplanes--for exploration  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1982.7.1-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives 0:OK
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Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929 [U. S. Department of Agriculture]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218286

Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929

Creator:
U. S. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Expedition leader:
Dr. E. W. Brandes  Search this
Avaitor:
Peck, R. K  Search this
Agricultural scientist:
Mr. Jeswret  Search this
Entomologist:
Mr. Pemberton  Search this
Physical description:
archival original film reel silent b&w 35mm
Culture:
Papuans  Search this
Europeans  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Papua New Guinea
New Guinea
Lae (New Guinea)
Sepki River
Ambunti (New Guinea)
Date:
1929
Topic:
Settlement patterns--villages  Search this
Agricultural crops--gardens  Search this
Labor--natives  Search this
Canoes--dugouts  Search this
Missionaries--Father Kirschbaum  Search this
Houses--men's house--tambaran  Search this
Carving--art--men's house  Search this
Art--statuary  Search this
Adornment--hairstyles--shells  Search this
Dress--penis sheaths  Search this
Penis sheaths  Search this
Airplanes--for exploration  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1982.7.1-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives 0:OK
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Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929 [U. S. Department of Agriculture]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218287

Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929

Creator:
U. S. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Expedition leader:
Dr. E. W. Brandes  Search this
Avaitor:
Peck, R. K  Search this
Agricultural scientist:
Mr. Jeswret  Search this
Entomologist:
Mr. Pemberton  Search this
Physical description:
archival original film reel silent b&w 35mm
Culture:
Papuans  Search this
Europeans  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Papua New Guinea
New Guinea
Sepki River
Ambunti (New Guinea)
Date:
1929
Topic:
Settlement patterns--villages  Search this
Agricultural crops--gardens  Search this
Division of labor by sex--preparing tapioca  Search this
Houses--men's house--tambaran  Search this
Hearths--men's house  Search this
Smoking--tobacco  Search this
Tools--stone axes--mallets  Search this
Food preparation--division of labor by sex  Search this
Dress--adornment  Search this
Basketry--palm spathes  Search this
Cooking--sago palm  Search this
Eating--"sac-sac"  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1982.7.1- 5
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives 0:OK
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Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929 [U. S. Department of Agriculture]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218288

Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea (Outtakes) 1929

Creator:
U. S. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Aviator:
Peck, R. K  Search this
Entomologist:
Mr. Pemberton  Search this
Expedition leader:
Dr. E. W. Brandes  Search this
Agricultural scientist:
Dr. Jeswret  Search this
Physical description:
438 feet silent b&w film
Culture:
Papuans  Search this
Negritos Upper Fly River  Search this
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
New Guinea
Samari
Point Hood
Port Moresby
Fairfax Harbor
Lae (New Guinea)
Kikori River (Papua, New Guinea)
Fly River (Papua New Guinea)
Sepik River (Papua, New Guinea)
Juarangei
Hula (New Guinea)
Australia
Queensland
Panama Canal (Panama)
Lake Murry (Papua, New Guinea)
Oceania
Date:
1929
Topic:
Aircraft--monoplane  Search this
Canoes--dugouts--outriggers--as transportation  Search this
Agriculture--agricultural crops--gardens  Search this
Barter  Search this
Adornment--shells--feathers--boar tusks  Search this
Houses--tree houses  Search this
Cannibalism--skull  Search this
Weapons--bows--spears  Search this
Cookery  Search this
Settlement patterns  Search this
Missionaries  Search this
Crops--agriculture  Search this
Art--men's houses  Search this
Clothing--acculturation  Search this
Tools  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1982.7.2
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219029

Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929

Creator:
U. S. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Aviator:
Peck, R. K  Search this
Entomologist:
Mr. Pemberton  Search this
Expedition leader:
Dr. E. W. Brandes  Search this
Agricultural scientist:
Dr. Jeswret  Search this
Physical description:
reference video cassettes (64 minutes) silent b&w 3/4 inch
master video cassettes feet (64 minutes) silent b&w 3/4 inch
archival original 7 film reels (5,704 feet) silent b&w 35mm
Culture:
Papuans  Search this
Negritos Upper Fly River New Guinea  Search this
Kiwai (Papua New Guinea people) Fly River  Search this
Motu (Papua New Guinea people) Port Moresby region New Guinea  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Samari
Point Hood
Port Moresby
Fairfax Harbor
Lae (New Guinea)
Kikori River (Papua, New Guinea)
Fly River (Papua New Guinea)
Sepik River (Papua, New Guinea)
Juarangei
Hula (New Guinea)
Australia
Queensland
Panama Canal (Panama)
Lake Murry (Papua, New Guinea)
Oceania
Strickland River, New Guinea
Ok-Tedi River, New Guinea
Date:
1929
Topic:
Aircraft--monoplane  Search this
Canoes--dugouts--outriggers--as transportation  Search this
Agriculture--agricultural crops--gardens  Search this
Barter  Search this
Adornment--shells--feathers--boar tusks  Search this
Houses--tree houses  Search this
Cannibalism--skull  Search this
Weapons--bows--spears  Search this
Cookery  Search this
Settlement patterns  Search this
Missionaries  Search this
Crops--agriculture  Search this
Art--men's houses  Search this
Clothing--acculturation  Search this
Tools  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1982.7.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives 0:OK
See more items in:
Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929 [U. S. Department of Agriculture]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218283

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