Washing Clothes at the Creek

Item

Title
Washing Clothes at the Creek
Author
Alfred P. Maurice
Date
11/25/1945
Type
Image; StillImage
Key Words
Alfred P. Maurice,New Guinea,South Pacific,Tent Life/New Guinea,WWII
Description
WWII-Tent Life/New Guinea.
Ink drawing of two men by a creek with buildings and trucks in the background.
Verso: "Nov. 25, 1944. Two men boiling clothes at the creek. One stirs the clothes while the othe [sic] gathers wood for fuel. The lack of clothing is accounted for by the fact that the boys bathe while washing. Clothes lines are hung from the trees for drying clothes. The creek is in a small ravine just to the rear of the men. On the opposite bank are telephone poles on the left and trailers on the right. The tree at the right looks as if it had been shot off as does the stump just to the right of it. This is undoubtedly so since there are many Jap pillboxes around, all destroyed."
Maurice explained that the 50 gallon drums were used for everything. in this case to create a stove for boiling water to clean their clothes.
Maurice.1686
Rights
In Copyright: 2017 -- Hamersly Library knows this item to be in copyright, which is held by Alfred P. Maurice. No permission is required from the rights-holder for educational uses.
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Identifier
1007
Coverage
Lae (Papua New Guinea)