Dwight Long's Circumnavigation, 1934—1940.
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Collection
Object Type:
Prints, photographic
Dwight, Papuan warriors, pose in a grassy field.
Collection Description:
Dwight Long Collection.
Description of Photograph:
Photographic print depicts Dwight posing with Papuan warriors.
Explanation of Details:
On the island of New Guinea, Dwight explains, "I wanted to see more of New Guinea than just Port Moresby and the couple of native villages where the tourists are taken, so we sailed westward... As the mail service in these parts is very irregular, IDLE HOUR was commissioned to carry mail to Daru at the mouth of the Fly River." —From "Seven Seas on a Shoestring", p. 184
Background Information:
Dwight writes, "In my travels so far, I found that the majority of natives wore European costume, at least to the extent of trousers and frocks; but here in Port Moresby things were different. I soon found out that this was due to the decree of the Governor, who wisely allowed natives to follow their age-old customs in this respect." From "Seven Seas on a Shoestring", p. 182
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