Henry Strauss slicing coconut on coral beach, December 1943
emulsion on paper
overall: 3-3/4 x 2-5/8 in.
Photograph; black and white photograph of Henry Strauss opening a coconut on a beach, December 1943; Strauss is shirtless and wears a wide-brimmed hat, 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 back "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."; from Henry Strauss transcript in Sound Archives: "That's me in the process of opening a coconut. Gee, I must have sent quite a few of these little letters home." Related to 2004.81.190.