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Indigenous Men Build Hospital

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DESCRIPTION

Without nails, wire or rope, indigenous men build a large structure for an American hospital unit headed by Major Stanley Hollenbeck of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They use vines and crotches to bind the building together. In the foreground men use fiber to sew palm leaves which will overlap and form a perfectly waterproof roof. Walls are made from split sago palm stems. A soldier is standing in the background on the right. Text in the Milwaukee Journal describing this group of images reads: "War Correspondent's Album. These pictures, made in New Guinea last November, December and January by Robert J. Doyle, Milwaukee Journal war correspondent, have just been received, approved for publication by the photo news board of the bureau of public relations of the war department."

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 100975

Creation Date: 1942-11-10 

Creator Name: Doyle, Robert

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Collection Name: Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: M99-114, box 7, fldr 7/1

Original Dimensions: 3.8125 x 2.75 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This image was published in the Milwaukee Journal on May 30th, 1943. The image and article appear on page 74 of the clipping book, Anybody Here From Wisconsin?, a reprint of the scrapbook kept by Robert Doyle's mother. Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.

SUBJECTS

Architecture

Botany

Building materials

Building sites

Clothing and dress

Construction workers

Dwellings

Ethnic architecture

Foliage

Manufacturing industries

Men

Military art and science

Military camps

Military hospitals

Outdoor photography

Pacific Islanders

Persons

Soldiers

Trees

Work

World War, 1939-1945

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