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Four American soldiers laid to rest in the jungle of New Guinea, with four chaplains on hand at the services, April 22, 1943 - September 16, 1943
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper

Creation Place: Asia
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, Fernando Barnuevo and Gloria Ybarra
Accession Number: P2020.6.6

Provenance
Purchased by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College on August 12, 2020 from Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

Commentary
Burial in New Guinea: Whenever possible, American soldiers who die in battle zones are given burial with the honors of war. Four American soldiers are being laid to rest in the jungle of New Guinea, with four chaplains on hand at the services. The chaplains in center background are (left to right) John I. Kane, Catholic; Lt. Samuel M. Derr, Presbyterian; Lt. Colonel Edgar R. Atterbury, Methodist; and Major Edgar R. Cochrun, Congregational.

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