Henry Strauss slicing coconut on coral beach, December 1943.
black-and -white negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
overall: 3-11/16 x 2-7/16 in
3 11/16 x 2 7/16 inch black and white negative of Henry Strauss opening a coconut on a beach, December 1943. Strauss is shirtless and wears a wide-brimmed hat. He is squatting and holding what appears to be a machete in his right hand, apparently about to slice a coconut that he supports with his left hand. Handwritten on the back of print (2004.81.110) produced from this negative: "12/43" and "Good picture of me - what? Note handsome Barrymore profile and starched whites. I don't think I'll be eating much coconut after the war. This strip of beach is one of those white, coral sands you read so much about - only the coral hasn't sanded yet." Related to 2004.81.110.