Mosquito Control

Item

Title
Mosquito Control
Author
Alfred P. Maurice
Date
12/27/1944
Type
Image; StillImage
Description
WWII-Natives/New Guinea.
Ink drawing of five natives digging a trench at the edge of heavy foliage.
Verso: "27 Dec 1944. These are the natives I told you about. They are digging drainage ditches for mosquito control purposes. While one works the others just stand around and watch. They do a good job but it takes a hell of a while to do it. One of them had a shovel on whose handle were burned the initials WPA. In the background are the tops of two officers tents and in the left background is their shower."
Note: WPA stands for Works Progress Administration.
Maurice.1680
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
984
Coverage
Lae (Papua New Guinea)