Raymond Bucknell Photograph Album

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Raymond Bucknell Photograph Album


Raymond Bucknell sailed to Honolulu on the Matson ship S.S. Monterey on July 20, 1941. Apparently he continued with the ship to Samoa, taking photos in both places. A souvenir passenger list includes his name and a map of the ship’s course.

The album contains 67 black and white photos, some being 4 1/2 x 2 ¾ inches and some 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches. Subjects include landscapes, Matson ships in harbor, two Samoan talking chiefs, soldiers in uniform, young women, children, family groups, dance groups, examples of Samoan houses including a chief’s house, and outrigger canoes. Handcraft goods at market, rowers in longboat, dancers, and kava ritual are probably part of welcome for cruise ships.

Also included are 10 smaller black and white images, being 2 1/8 x 1 7/8 inches. Subjects are groups of Samoan people, road building, and a Western-style church.

It is assumed that Mr. Bucknell was the photographer.

Gift from Nancy Edenhofer, 2009

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