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.
Sold for: $100
Estimated price :
$200 - $300
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A large grouping of Pre-Columbian Artifacts. Including; pottery sherds, spindle whorles, chipped stone scrapper and a partial restored vessel . Some pieces are numbered. Some sherds marked; Mexico or Monte Alto. One box marked "Spindle Wholes Potsherds etc. Mexico.
Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection