1902 Print New Guinea Girl Woman Pacific Islander Indigenous Palm Tree XGMA6

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This is an original 1902 black and white halftone print of "A New Guinea Girl." A young woman of an unidentified indigenous group stands before palm trees and the framing of a home. New Guinea is the home to almost one thousand unique tribal groups (an estimated 44 of which remain uncontacted), and almost as many languages, making it the most linguistically diverse place on earth.

CONDITION

This 109+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 8 inches; 11 x 20 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection which documents the early twentieth century conditions in the "Far East." At the time, the geographical area of the Pacific was decidedly remote and isolated from a Western perspective, but it was emerging as the site of a great struggle, making the Pacific an arena for the ambitious. The "Great Powers" of the West, specifically the United States, Great Britain, and the Netherlands were coming into increasing conflict with the traditional power of the East, Japan. The collection captures a moment in time prior to the Great War and before the Pacific would explode in the battles of the Second World War.

Keywords specific to this image: Jungle, Papua New Guinea

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