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Climbing for Coconuts



Climbing for Coconuts
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Title: Climbing for Coconuts
Description: An indigenous man climbs a coconut palm to harvest coconuts on Kiriwina Island in the Solomon Sea, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). His feet are tied together with a cloth to help him grip the trunk and he is holding a machete in his interlaced fingers.

Image ID: 99587
Creation
Date:
August 24, 1943 
Creator
Name:
Doyle, Robert
Collection
Name:
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
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: Trees
Nuts
Harvesting
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Outdoor photography
Work clothes
Implements, utensils, etc.
Pacific Islanders
Military camps
Islands
 

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