Louis Ledoux: Papua New Guinea Collection
By Willow Auction House
Nov 16, 2021
2 Frassetto Way Lincoln Park, NJ 07035, United States

Adventurer, Academic, Industrialist: Louis Pierre Ledoux 1936 New Guinea Expedition


In early 1936, on recommendation by American anthropologist Margaret Mead, Louis Pierre Ledoux, recent Harvard University graduate, headed to the lower eastern Sepik River of Papua New Guinea to study the Murik people.


The results of his self-funded expedition is an extraordinary collection of hundreds of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, diaries, and letters left untouched for 85 years.

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Ledoux Black Crate From New Guinea Expedition

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Ledoux Black Crate From New Guinea Expedition

Large Black Crate in which Louis Pierre Ledoux shipped and stored items from his expedition in Papua New Guinea in 1936.

Condition: Chips, cracks and peeling paint, missing one of the rope handles, also has a notch inside by lock.


Dimensions: W 29 1.2" x H 14" x D 18"
Date: Circa 1910
Material: Wood


Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection



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