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 31:

Ledoux's TNG-5 Photos, Enlargements, and Roll

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Ledoux's TNG-5 Photos, Enlargements, and Roll

Ledoux's TNG-5 Photos, Enlargements, and Contact Sheet Roll

Includes:
31 - 5" x 7" Enlargements
28 - 2.5" x 3..75"
2 - Contact Rolls

Includes Photos of Territory New Guinea (TNG) Roll 8 of the village, people, children , large bowls and platters, houses, spears, large baskets, skirts, dancing, grass skirts, beach, boats and sailing.

This lot also includes photos of Louis Pierre Ledoux's field home with boxes, mosquito net bed, books, bowl and basket.

Date: 1936
Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection



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