Louis Ledoux: Papua New Guinea Collection
Nov 16, 2021
2 Frassetto Way Lincoln Park, NJ 07035, United States

Adventurer, Academic, Industrialist: Louis Pierre Ledoux 1936 New Guinea Expedition

In early 1936, on recommendation by American anthropologist Margaret Mead, Louis Pierre Ledoux, recent Harvard University graduate, headed to the lower eastern Sepik River of Papua New Guinea to study the Murik people.

The results of his self-funded expedition is an extraordinary collection of hundreds of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, diaries, and letters left untouched for 85 years.

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LOT 30:

Ledoux's TNG-4 Photos, Enlargements, and Roll

Sold for: $850
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$ 250
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Ledoux's TNG-4 Photos, Enlargements, and Roll

Ledoux's TNG-4 Photos, Enlargements, and Contact Sheet Roll

30 - 5" x 7" Enlargements
23 - 2.5" x 3..75"
2 - Contact Roll

Includes Photos of Territory New Guinea (TNG) Roll 2 of the village, people, children, large baskets, bowl, pigs, bag with pig, hand drum, baskets, body ornaments, children with body ornaments, grass skirts, boars tusks, bowls, ceremonies, boats, and beach.

Date: 1936
Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection