Louis Ledoux: Papua New Guinea Collection
By Willow Auction House
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 174:

Letters To and From Kammerer about Photographs

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Letters To and From Kammerer about Photographs

Letters to and from Maggie Kammerer about labeling his photographs and using them for research at Columbia University.

Includes a letter from Douglas Fraser, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University.

Consists of 12 Letters from 1971-1977 as well as The Labeling of The Ethnographic Field Photographs of Louis Ledoux.

Date: 1970's
Material: Paperwork
Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection


Carved wooden mask, with ribbed design around face and a ribbed center line from forehead to nose, slanted eyes. Original twisted rope through septum. Locale: Lower Sepik River.Country: Papua New GuineaDate: 1936 or earlierMaterial: Wood, ropeDimensions: H 25 1/2" / 65 cm x W 10 1/2" / 26.5 cmTechnique: CarvedProvenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux CollectionSimilar items: Bonhamshttps://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24828/lot/11/?category=list&length=48&page=1Lempertzhtt ps://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1081-1/270-sepik-river-mask.html

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