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Pacific Islands Artifacts from 1890s Rediscovered in Buffalo NY :: University of Rochester

By Dotpattern @collectinghobby
Rochester Review :: University of Rochester: "...following up on a footnote in a book, the professor of anthropology and of visual and cultural studies drove less than an hour west of Rochester to Buffalo—and found there one of the largest and oldest collections of Pacific Islands artifacts anywhere in the world." P. G. T. Black, the collector, was a branch inspector for Burns, Philp & Co., a trading and shipping firm based in Sydney, Australia. He acquired the objects—pieces used by Pacific Islanders at the time—between 1886 and 1916, and in 1938 the Buffalo Museum of Science bought, sight unseen, the 40 crates they filled. Related articles From Niger to the Pacific islands at Chicago Folk & Roots Festival ( Blending Science Knowledge with Ancient Traditions ( Military & War: History - Last Days of WWII May 20-May 26 ( Americas, Australia & Pacific Island Costumed Dolls & Price Guide (Amazon) This Week's Hot Reads (

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