Washing Clothes at the Creek

Item

Maurice_WWII039_a.jpg
Maurice_WWII039_b.jpg

Title

Washing Clothes at the Creek

Description

WWII-Tent Life/New Guinea.
Ink drawing of two men by a creek with buildings and trucks in the background.
Verso: "Nov. 25, 1944. Two men boiling clothes at the creek. One stirs the clothes while the othe [sic] gathers wood for fuel. The lack of clothing is accounted for by the fact that the boys bathe while washing. Clothes lines are hung from the trees for drying clothes. The creek is in a small ravine just to the rear of the men. On the opposite bank are telephone poles on the left and trailers on the right. The tree at the right looks as if it had been shot off as does the stump just to the right of it. This is undoubtedly so since there are many Jap pillboxes around, all destroyed."
Maurice explained that the 50 gallon drums were used for everything. in this case to create a stove for boiling water to clean their clothes.
Maurice.1686

Creator

Alfred Pl Maurice

Date

1945-11-25

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
In Copyright: Hamersly Library has determined, as of 05/12/2020, this item is in copyright, which is held by Alfred P. Maurice.

Type

Image; StillImage

Coverage

Lae (Papua New Guinea)

Citation

Alfred Pl Maurice, “Washing Clothes at the Creek ,” Omeka @ WOU, accessed September 27, 2021, https://omeka.wou.edu/document/1007.