Henry Strauss in native canoe with locals, Auki Harbor, circa 1943
SOLOMON ISLANDS, Malaita (province), Malaita (island), Auki
emulsion on paper
overall: 7-1/2 x 10 in.
7 1/2 x 10 inch emulsion on paper black-and-white photograph of Henry strauss in the stern of a native canoe with locals, Auki harbor, circa 1943. Henry Strauss is in his officer's uniform and is seated in the stern of a native canoe. The rail of a US Navy vessel is seen on the right. Several native canoes with locals surround Henry Strauss. Handwritten on back: "With the locals surveying / Auk. Hbr. Malata, Solomons. / Working partie’s arranged in / Pigeon English to build / beacons for triangulation" See Henry Strauss transcript in Sound Archives.