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Two Kiriwina Island Children

Two Kiriwina Island Children
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Title: Two Kiriwina Island Children
Description: View looking up at an upset indigenous toddler wearing a banner around his middle with "1944" pasted on it. He is holding a pair of sunglasses and standing next to a young indigenous girl wearing a grass shirt. Image taken on Kiriwina Island in the Solomon Sea, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea).

Image ID: 99589
August 28, 1943 
Doyle, Robert
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
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.

Robert Doyle later used the image of the little boy in his 1944 "Happy Days!" postcard. See Image ID: 100932.

Subjects: Trees
Signs and symbols
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Portrait photography
Clothing and dress
Pacific Islanders
Military camps

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