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Two Indigenous Women

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DESCRIPTION

A young indigenous woman wearing a flower in her hair poses with an older woman who is balancing a basket on her head on Kiriwina Island in the Solomon Sea, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Their only garments are grass skirts. The jungle is in the background. Robert Doyle wrote a caption for this image although it was not published at that time, "Yams are one of the principal items in the diet of Kiriwina natives. Yams are somewhat similar in shape and taste to sweet potatoes. They are carried home from the famous native gardens of Kiriwina in baskets of the type shown in the photograph. American soldiers and war correspondents often stop native women to take pictures of their yam baskets."

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 99570

Creation Date: 1943-08-18 

Creator Name: Doyle, Robert

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

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: M99-114, box 8, roll 6, neg 604

Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

Botany

Clothing and dress

Domestic life

Foliage

Food

Hairstyles

Hardware

Implements, utensils, etc.

Islands

Land

Military art and science

Nudity

Outdoor photography

Pacific Islanders

Persons

Portrait photography

Teenagers

Trees

Women

World War, 1939-1945

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