Plant Collectors of Papua New Guinea

Mary Strong Clemens and Alaseu

Description: Mary Knapp (nee Strong) Clemens [1873-] and Alaseu, a New Guinea native. Photograph taken by Reverend Bergmann of the Boana Mission at Mt. Sarawaket, Morobe, New Guinea. Clemens spent April through June in this camp and then spent 2 weeks at the timberline, ascending the two summits with Alaseu as her only companion. On the back of the photograph it says; "Alaseu's smile, put on for the photo, or he was thinking of the proud moment when he captured a walla-walla bare handed."
Photographer: B.J. Conn
Date: 15 May 1939

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