Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Early 20th century photos of Micronesians on display

(CNMI Judiciary) — The Pacific Collection photo exhibit, courtesy of the CNMI Museum of History and Culture, is now on display in the Hillblom Library at the judiciary’s Guma’ Hustisia-Iimwal Aweewe-House of Justice in Susupe.

The display features 36 pictures capturing the cultural life of indigenous Micronesians during the period of 1914-1927.

Taken by Japanese photographers, the portraits of fishermen at their tasks, dancers in action, and more are believed to have been intended for Japanese publications of the time. The collection came into the museum’s possession as a result of a donation at the beginning of this century and is available for public viewing during normal business hours of the court facilities.

For more information, call 1-670-236-9716.

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