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United States Department of Agriculture photographs relating to sugar expedition to Papua 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., 1900 -1970  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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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 sugar expedition to Papua New Guinea, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-8
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3437828b4-8c18-41c0-a936-3a987dba86e4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-91-8
Online Media:

Pearls and Savages

Creator:
Hurley, Frank, 1885-1962  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (10 minutes, black-and-white sound; 877 feet, 35mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Incomplete edited film is believed to be a reel from a later version of PEARLS AND SAVAGES shot in New Guinea in 1921. Footage includes: on and over the Fly and Strickland rivers and around Lake Murray, overviews of native settlements, Gogodala people of the Fly River Delta paddling canoes, males in cockatoo and cassowary plumed headdresses, large river houses and big houses thatched with sago palm, and local people around sea plane. Reel concludes with scenes of European adventurers standing next to human skulls on post near riverbank. This version contains a fictional narration of the heart-of-darkness genre not originally associated with the Hurley film.

Dwellings Papua New Guinea ; Villages Fly River New Guinea ; Adornment headwear Papua New Guinea ; Aerial photography Paupa New Guinea ; Canoes Papua New Guinea ; Airplanes for exploration Papua New Guinea ; Cannibalism skulls Papua New Guinea ; Language and culture

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Number:
HSFA 1989.1.1
Provenance:
Received from The American Film Institute (National Center for Film and Video Preservation) in 1989.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Gogodala (Papua New Guinean people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Pearls and Savages, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1989.01
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9e170386e-8480-41bc-91a1-019ab45467ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1989-01

Australian wildflowers in natural colour / by Frank Hurley

Author:
Hurley, Frank 1885-1962  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : all col. ill. ; 20 x 25 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Australia
Date:
1956
[1956?]
Topic:
Wild flowers  Search this
Wild flowers--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
QK431 .H96 1956
QK431.H96 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_291166

Frank Hurley in Papua : photographs of the 1920-1923 expeditions / [selected and annotated by] Jim Specht and John Fields

Author:
Hurley, Frank 1885-1962  Search this
Specht, Jim 1940-  Search this
Fields, John 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 193 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Date:
1984
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Papuans  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_963057

Photography, early cinema, and colonial modernity : Frank Hurley's synchronized lecture entertainments / Robert Dixon

Author:
Dixon, Robert 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Hurley, Frank 1885-1962  Search this
Physical description:
xxxi, 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Australia
Date:
2012
C2012
20th century
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Cinematography--History  Search this
Photography--Social aspects  Search this
Civilization, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_991664

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